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

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

Faucet - the future of networking

At the NZOS Award's ceremony last week:  REANNZ's Kit Lorier and Angela Nash, with Richard Nelson and Brad Cowie from the University of Waikato, and Michael Fincham from Catalyst who nominated Faucet for the Award.REANNZ is very proud that the Faucet Foundation was the winner of the New Zealand Open Source Software Project Award announced last week. The Faucet Foundation project is an open source SDN (software-defined ... 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 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 →