20 June 2014 at 11:44am
It’s often said that technical people are bad at designing user interfaces. Ken Klingenstein’s presentation at the TERENA Networking Conference reported (and demonstrated) the results when user interface experts looked at the problem of explaining federated login to users.
17 June 2014 at 4:21pm
One of the challenges in finding an appropriate legal framework for incident response is that for many types of incident you don’t know in advance what information you are likely to receive. Rogier Spoor of SURFnet discussed one of the most common situations – cleaning up after a botnet infection - at the TERENA Networking Conference last month. Although SURFnet’s approach is designed to comply with Dutch, rather than UK, law, it seems a reasonable fit for our legislation too.
17 June 2014 at 4:22pm
Research, and particularly the on-line collaborative research referred to as e-science, creates a new challenge for federated access management systems. In teaching, the authoritative statement whether an individual is entitled to access an on-line resource comes from their home organisation: are they a member of that course? are they covered by that institutional licence? Thus it is natural to provide a source of authorisation attributes alongside, or even as part of, the home organisation's authentication systems.
4 June 2014 at 10:50am
The Terena Network Conference #TNC14 was so interesting and busy that I didn't get time to drip feed the sessions as I advertised in my previous post, so instead, here is a selection of the AIM highlights. Most sessions were recorded so for more information you can view the archived streams at https://tnc2014.terena.org/web/media/archive/.
23 May 2014 at 11:47am
A thought-provoking talk at the TERENA Networking Conference by Barry Smyth of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics suggested both the possibilities and the problems of big data, and some of the decisions that society needs to make soon about how we do, and do not, use it to maximise benefits and minimise harms.
19 May 2014 at 5:31pm
While most of the UK has been basking in sunshine I have spent the last two days in rainy Dublin. I'm at TNC2014 (https://tnc2014.terena.org) until Thursday, but there are so many AIM-related sessions I thought I would drip feed them to you rather than waiting until the end of the week.
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