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Task Forces and Special Interest Groups

INFORMATION SECURITY TASK FORCE

The Information Security Task Force (ISTF) is a risk management strategy and functional mechanism established by the JUCC Steering Committee to address critical information security issues in the JUCC member institutions. The ISTF has developed into an effective, mutual trusted platform for collaborating information security incident management, sharing of Information Security (IS) management and technical knowledge, as well as developing IS staff with the necessary skill set. Membership of ISTF comprises representatives from all JUCC Full Members and Affiliate Members.

NETWORK TASK FORCE

The Network Task Force (NTF), reporting to the JUCC Steering Committee, is responsible for the operation and technical management of the HARNET (Hong Kong Academic and Research Network) and its connections to Internet, local Internet exchange and research networks. The NTF closely monitors the performance of the HARNET/Internet infrastructure and services, proposes network improvement plans, advises on usage policy and coordinates joint efforts in all network related issues. Membership of NTF comprises representatives from all JUCC Full Members. JUCC Affiliate Members connecting to HARNET are also invited to join as observers.

IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE

The Identity and Access Management Task Force (IAM-TF) is established by the JUCC Steering Committee to provide a platform for sharing of experience in the application of IAM technologies and practices among JUCC Member Institutions. It also provides advices to the HKAF Operator Team on long-term strategy and development, administrative and technical optimization, as well as on changes to the HKAF policy framework before making recommendation to the Steering Committee. Membership of IAM-TF comprises representatives from JUCC Full Members and Affiliate Members.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON USER SERVICES

The Special Interest Group on User Services (SIGUS) provides a forum for user services professionals of the JUCC member institutions to share their experiences, problems encountered, ideas and practices in order to excel in providing quality user services. Membership of SIGUS comprises representatives from all JUCC Full Members and Affiliate Members.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The Special Interest Group on Information Systems (SIGIS) provides a platform for information system professionals of the JUCC member institutions to share their experiences, ideas, challenges and best practices in order to excel in providing high quality information systems to end users, and to explore opportunities in cooperation of shared platforms. Membership of SIGIS comprises representatives from all JUCC Full Members and Affiliate Members.