[unisog] Joining REN-ISAC hurdle

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at unm.edu
Wed Feb 13 20:43:49 GMT 2008

Doug Pearson wrote:
> Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> Is it possible that REN-ISAC could look at doing background checks (with
>> the applicant paying for it) instead of the 2 vouching members. I know
>> my organization has 1 REN-ISAC person and but I think the next one is
>> over 6 hours driving away which does not really build up a relationship
>> that I would count as 'strong' relationship. This doesn't relate much to
>> me as I am not 100% security aligned so wouldn't qualify anyway...
>> however, the actual security organization is growing and the other
>> people will need to be able to join so that our 1 guy can take a vacation.
> Stephen and all,
> To address the difficulty of building a community that has broad reach 
> and strong trust, we're near to implementation of a tiered membership 
> model. "General" and "X(tra)Sec" tiers will have different levels of 
> member vetting and corresponding different levels engagement in 
> sensitive information sharing. The General tier will give individuals a 
> chance to engage with the community, become known and trusted, and a 
> path to XSec.

Thanks for the update. I look forward to seeing this!

Stephen Smoogen -- ITS/Linux Administrator
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