Category : Special Interest Group

EUNIS InfoSec online workshops: save the date!

Save the date for the upcoming 2-hour online workshops organised by the EUNIS Information Security Special Interest Group (InfoSec):

  • Data Protection and Cloud Services’ on 27th of October (at 14-16 CEST) will address how cloud services help to make available and protect data. The focus will be on legislative aspects concerning remote working, online teaching and research, data protection and security policies. The introductory address will be delivered by Andrew Cormack. If terms like ‘Schrems’ and ‘EDP’ ring a bell, this workshop is for you!
    Audience: CIO’s, security officers and those involved in legislative policy and compliance.
  • ‘How to Make Cloud Services Secure’ on 3rd of November (at 14-16 CEST) will address what actions can be taken, and what approaches and tools are available, to increase security in a world where cloud services rule. The introductory talk will be delivered by Jeroen Vandeleur. The discussions will address technical and implementation issues. If terms like ‘MISP’, ‘DKIM’ and ‘SPF’ ring a bell, this workshop is for you!
    Audience: CIO’s, security officers involved in the technology behind secure cloud service delivery.

Stay tuned. The registration will open soon!

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture SIG training

EUNIS Enterprise Architecture SIG organised an online training session on 15 September on EIRA (European Interoperability Reference Architecture). Participants were able to see how EA is contributing to the development of digital public services across Europe. There is a strong correlation between EU states with high alignment with the interoperability framework and those who score highly on digital public services. The top performers in the Digital Economy and Society Index Report 2020 being Estonia, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Latvia. The training was delivered by staff of the European Commission who welcome the work EUNIS EA SIG is doing in the education domain.

Next meeting will be held online on 23rd of September. For further information about EA SIG activities contact: esa.suominen@eunis.org. Learn more about the EA group here.

EUNIS Cloud Community survey

EUNIS Cloud Group is interested in getting an overview about the status of cloud usage in the EUNIS community. Therefore, it has decided to run a survey in order to find similarities concerning cloud management from the organisational point of view.

It contains:
– general questions about cloud usage
– details about the introduction of cloud usage and organizational issues
– details about the cloud CG and expectations.

Fill the survey here.

EUNIS Cloud Management Community Group was launched this year. Read more on its objectives here and feel free to join it!

The upcoming VC meeting is planned for 29 October 2020 at 3 pm (CEST).

AR/VR Special Interest Group

Augmented and virtual reality are fast becoming practical tools that can enhance the learning experience and accelerate student learning. EUNIS has launched a new special interest group (SIG) to look at this topic during the #EUNIS20 Congress. Watch the recording from the session here.

The group is dedicated to sharing on the potential uses of virtual reality and augmented reality in Higher Education. Participants can be experienced users who wish to exchange on their technology watch and on their experimentation but also novices who need advice to start well. To apply to the group, please write to arvr@eunis.org.

Read more on the EUNIS AR/VR SIG here.