Welcome to Community Update, February 2017

The February 2017 issue of Community Update brings you the latest on next-generation network planning, trust and identity and service developments, important headlines from around the Internet2 community, and of course, a generous helping of events and social media items.

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February TIER Newsletter

Kicking the Tires graphicCheck out the February 2017 TIER Newsletter for information on TIER adoption resources, TIER working group updates, COmanage implementation news, developments around NIST SP-800-63, and more.

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Blog Posts

Network Working Groups Established

Internet2 Network Infrastructure Topology (cropped)In the February Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) meeting report, read about two new network working groups established at the January RECINNS workshop—and more.

rSmart Lauches First Annual Users Conference Featuring Internet2 Member Campuses

rSmart Users Conference graphicrSmart's first annual Users Conference will feature presentations from Internet2 members University of Delaware, University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University. The event will be held February 28 through March 1 at SkySong, the Arizona State University (ASU) Innovation Center.

InCommon Certificate Service Changes On the Way

InCommon Certificate Service logo (cropped)The InCommon Certificate Service has begun implementing changes as a result of a subscriber survey. First up is a new system that eases the pain of deploying Extended Validation certificates. The cert service offers unlimited certificates for all of your domains (.edu, .org, .net, etc.) for one annual fee.

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Community News

InCommon Steward Program Registers First Represented Constituent

InCommon, MCNC logosMCNC, owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), registered the first K-14 Represented Constituent under the InCommon Steward Program. The program allows regional network providers to manage the business relationship and identity provider for a school district or community college (known as Represented Constituents) and is part of a proof of concept aiming to extend federated identity benefits to K-14 in a scalable way.

A Brief History of the Internet

History of the Internet graphicAs Science Node's brief history of the internet says, "from its start as a Cold War defensive measure to the cat video sharing phenomenon that steals our time today, the internet has come a long way, baby!" Internet2's own Steve Wolff weighs in.

University of Florida's CIO Viewpoint Featured

Elias Eldayrie photoUniversity of Florida's VP and CIO, Elias Eldayrie, is being featured in an Education Technology Insights CIO Viewpoint entitled, "Promoting Transformative Change In Teaching And Learning." The piece points out that "knowing the educational technology issues your institution needs to address is essential, but even more attention must be paid to implementation and adoption."

Cybersecurity: What CIOs Need To Know

Cyber Security graphicCIO Dive spotlights the current state of cybersecurity in this recent article, with topics ranging from trends to failing defense tactics.

EDUCAUSE Review: University of Nebraska - Lincoln Women in Tech

Women in IT graphicIn this recent EDUCAUSE Review article, Marcia L. Dority Baker talks about how UNL's conference, "Opportunity That Scales: Women Advancing the Future of Information Technology and Computer Science," and speakers Florence Hudson and Melissa Woo inspired her to apply for a job at UNL Information Technology Services.

3 Ways Colleges Are Utilizing the Internet of Things

IoT graphicUniversities are leading the way in implementing the internet of things (IOT) as demand for more connected devices increases, so says this recent piece in EdTech magazine.


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