During the early hours of Saturday 28 March 2020, the West Africa Cable System (WACS) submarine fibre optic cable that connects South African research to Europe suffered a sub-sea break. Fortunately our network has sufficient redundant capacity that this break should not affect the majority of universities and research councils
Florida International University (FIU), Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP), Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa / South African National Research Network (TENET/SANReN), and Angola Cables have completed a project connecting North America, South America, and Africa for research and education purposes.
The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) is availing resources to research or data analysis that is dedicated to efforts of combating COVID-19.
Please continue to log all incidents and service requests as normal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +27 21 763 7147 which will be routed to our employees working from home.
The South African NREN CSIRT is the 4th South African team to join FIRST which currently has a membership of 520 teams across the globe. The team entry can be seen on the FIRST members webpage.
SANReN hosted its third Cyber Security Challenge during the CHPC National Meeting 2019 at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Kempton Park, from 01 to 04 December 2019.