October is just around the corner and, as usual, that means paying extra attention to information security. European Cybersecurity Month is THE opportunity to inform and raise awareness among your colleagues and end-users and turn them into true cyber heroes. Still looking for inspiration? If so, we'd like to explain two interesting initiatives to which we at Belnet are lending our active support.
For several years now, Belnet has been supporting the annual information security awareness campaign of the pan-European research network GÉANT. The 'human factor' is in fact a crucial element in the fight against security incidents. It is no different for research and educational institutions.
Are you looking for ready-to-use materials to make young people aware of the risks of the internet and better arm them against cybercrime? If so, EDUbox Cybersecurity recently became available to help you get started: a toolkit tailored to young people with an engaging mix of theory, interactive exercises and videos.
In late 2021, the European Commission launched a call to establish a national quantum communications infrastructure for each Member State. In Belgium, a consortium consisting of several partners, including Belnet, will take charge of rolling out a quantum network.
Crisis management and communication are crucial for companies and organisations to ensure their business continuity and protect their reputation. On 29 and 30 November, three Belnet colleagues participated in CLAW 2022, a workshop on crisis management specifically for research and education networks (NRENs) organised by the European research network GÉANT.
As the number of DDoS attacks continues to increase – with another attack on the European Parliament just last week - and our current DDoS Mitigation service having reached its maximum capacity, it was high time for a new DDoS solution.