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EUNIS Information Security workshop outcomes

Below you’ll find an overview of the outcomes from the EUNIS Information Security Group (Info Sec) GDPR workshop that was held at the University of Malaga, Spain on 27-28 January 2020. It addressed various security and privacy issues, such as warning systems, incident response, vulnerability checks, information security training, risk management and GDPR in HEIs.

In two half days around 25 information security experts presented and exchanged experiences. They discussed topics as varied as the dangers of unencrypted email traffic (POP3, IMAP, SMTP), the disastrous impact of Emotet attacks, and the lack of awareness among users.

Read the report here.
Read more on the EUNIS InfoSec SIG activity here.
If you have any questions, or want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please email us at: thorsten.kuefer@eunis.org.

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force: BM2019 survey new deadline 29 May 2020

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force has had several concerned questions regarding the data gathering schedule since the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore the BencHEIT steering group decided to postpone the deadline by one month. The new deadline is Friday 29th of May 2020. We hope this gives you enough time to gather all the data!

We will organise a webinar where we go through the results of this round. The preliminary schedule for this is in late June. The yearly workshop will be in the end of November in Aarhus, Denmark. We hope that travelling will be safe by then. Stay tuned for more information!

At the moment we are pleased to say that we have as many as 48 registered participants. If some of you are still thinking about joining, there is still time. You can register here by filling in your organisation´s information.

If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on bm-pg@eunis.org.

EUNIS Congress 2020: cancelled

We are saddened to announce that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are forced to cancel the EUNIS2020 Congress at the University of Helsinki in June.
We are really sorry to all those who had submitted their abstracts for the review that are not able to present their findings at the Congress. However, the review process of extended abstracts is running, and from the end of April, you will know about the acceptation or not of your abstract submission. If your abstract is accepted by the Scientific Committee, EUNIS will propose you to publish it on its European Journal of Higher Education Information Technology. Further information will be sent directly to the authors.

EUNIS Special Interest Groups and Task Forces are now focused on organizing online activities, but as things are still in the planning stage, we ask your patience for further announcements on this.

The Board of EUNIS and the Organising Committee of the Congress 2020 will also discuss in the next future the opportunity to set virtual meetings on dedicated subjects. These virtual meetings could include presentation of full papers, and you will be informed about them.

Once again, we are very sorry for any inconvenience and the cancellation which is absolutely necessary regarding the dramatic coronavirus epidemic conditions.

EUNIS Rectors’ Conference 2020: cancelled!

Due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 alert, and following most European countries’ policy on preventing COVID-19 spread, we have decided to cancel the EUNIS 2020 Rectors’ Conference scheduled for April 2020 at the University of Malaga, Spain.

We are considering to postpone the event to the next academic year, however the final decision will depend on the development of the epidemiological situation.

The procedure of returning the registration fee is put in place now. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and hope you empathize with this unusual situation.

For more details regarding the registration fee return please contact: mlopez@centralvia.es.

10 years insight: CIO’s in Higher Education (LBCIO) survey

We present the tenth survey of CIO’s conducted by the Leadership Board for CIO’s in Higher Education (LBCIO) and supported by the members of the EUNIS Board. It will look at ten years of data and provide insights from the members on what we have learned during this time. The LBCIO survey was initiated to provide key metrics to help CIOs manage and plan IT for their institutions.

We hope you will find some useful information and insights that will provide a look backwards to help in planning for the future. Read the full report here.