November 2nd, 2018

Security Matters - passwords, post-its and pacemakers

By Tom Crumpton, Head of SecurityEagle-eyed TV viewers will have spotted a classic security blunder in a recent story at a geothermal power station. Viewers were treated to a close-up of the management terminal controlling the power station. Beneath it, was a clearly visible post-it note, with the word ‘password’ double underlined - just in case you were in any doubt!https://www.cert.govt.nz/businesses-and-individuals/guides/keeping-yourself-safe-secure-online/how-to-create-a-good-password/After ... Continue reading →
November 2nd, 2018

Tuakiri transition underway

The next steps have been taken in transitioning Tuakiri, REANNZ's federated digital identity service, into a sector-owned and driven initiative. A Steering Committee has been established to develop a business case to secure Tuakiri’s ongoing development and sustainability, as a separate service. The New Zealand Research and Education Trust & Identity Steering Committee is chaired by Brendan Kelly (Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer at the Tertiary ... Continue reading →
November 2nd, 2018

Introducing REANNZ Acting CEO

Acting REANNZ CEO Gerrit Bahlman at the APAN conference. REANNZ’s Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerrit Bahlman as the Acting Chief Executive, effective from 23 November 2018 while Chief Executive Nicole Ferguson is on parental leave. Gerrit brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of specialist research and education networks. He is currently the Chair of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) which is the regional ... Continue reading →
November 2nd, 2018

Introducing Wallace Chase

REANNZ warmly welcomed Wallace Chase as to the new role of Technical Engagement Manager.Wallace’s role is to assist members to fully utilise the full potential of REANNZ products and services, leveraging off his 15-years’ experience in higher education IT operations and supporting research. Wallace joins us from the US where he was the CEO of the Carolina Research and Education Network, C-Light. He was also the Executive Director ... Continue reading →
October 19th, 2018

Photos from launch of Hawaiki Cable capacity 19 Oct 2018

REANNZ Chief Executive Nicole Ferguson with a piece of the Hawaiki CableDr Sandhya Ramrakha from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit on their research collaboration with Duke University.Professor Richard Blaikie (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise, University of Otago) and REANNZ Chief Executive Nicole Ferguson with Hawaiki Cable CEO Remi Galasso. Continue reading →