News in brief

Jul 2, 2015

The Annual Report 2014 is now available

"Oftentimes, what matters is ease-of-use while security is not given much thought at all," said Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), in a interview for the...

Jun 12, 2015

June's Security Report: Reset, then reload

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: What do tax authorities and contact sites have in common? Neither can protect customer data Good friends listen, and so does the BND – the scandal continues A new...

May 13, 2015

May's Security Report: Fear of flying 2.0

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: "Massive snooping attack" or successfully treading the fine line between security and freedom? On the reform of Switzerland’s intelligence services...

Apr 30, 2015

Connected Communities – the theme of TNC15

This year's Terena Networking Conference (TNC15) will take place from 15 to 18 June in Porto, Portugal. It will focus on the theme of "Connected Communities". Today, national research and education networks (NRENs) find...

Apr 22, 2015

New SWITCH Journal published

The print edition of the SWITCH Journal for April 2015 focuses on the topic of information security. Subscribers will receive their copy of the SWITCH Journal in the next few days. If you would like to subscribe free of charge or...

Apr 15, 2015

April's Security Report: Shades of grey

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Shades of grey, made in Germany – SAP and the NSA David, Goliath and the search for a truly safe haven Apple with its head in the sand? Entire anti-virus category...

Apr 14, 2015

SWITCHaai Federation welcomes a new member

The Freiburg University of Education has joined the SWITCHaai Federation. This means that the university's staff and students can enjoy the benefits of the SWITCHaai single sign-on solution. They can now access various resources...

Apr 2, 2015

Cooperation between SWITCH and OFCOM extended

SWITCH and OFCOM are continuing their cooperation: on 20 March 2015, they signed an extension of the existing registry contract to 30 June 2017. OFCOM will put out a public tender for the registry function in 2016. This means that...

Apr 2, 2015

SWITCHham at the University of Liechtenstein

The University of Liechtenstein has been using the e-mail filter service SWITCHham since the beginning of this year to block spam, malware and phishing. "We needed to replace the old service, and now it's clear that we made the...

Mar 31, 2015

Videos in Higher Education workshop

SWITCH organised a workshop on 18 March 2015 in conjunction with the e-learning community eduhub on "Videos in Higher Education". The first part dealt with technical aspects of video tools, in particular how the features...