Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI): working together to combat the threat of cybercrime
SNSI brings together publishers and institutions to solve cyber-challenges threatening the integrity of the scientific record, scholarly systems and the safety of personal data. Members include large and small publishers, learned societies and university presses and others involved in scholarly communications.
Education sector reported to be the third most breached sector by incidents in October 2023November 09, 2023
British Library investigating a cyber incident with the National Cyber Security Centre and cybersecurity specialistsNovember 09, 2023
What is Keeping University Chief Information Security Officers Up at Night. Visit The Scholarly Kitchen to find out!April 27, 2023
SNSI commissioned SHIFT LEARNING - a global-minded independent research agency, specializing in evidence-based market research around education, higher education, and sustainability to administer our global survey of academic librarians to understand their views on cybercrime and what they thought about Sci-Hub.March 15, 2022
Report on the Charleston conference debate: 'Resolved: Campus Network Security Is Not the Library’s Job'November 23, 2023
Recording available: GenZ, Cybersecurity, and New Security Measures on User-Facing Tech – an SNSI Security SummitSeptember 18, 2023
Poster: How do librarians and CISOs view the cyber security threat and what support is available?November 23, 2023
Join SNSI at Charleston 2023 (Nov 6-10) where we are participating in the exhibition, the poster session and a lively debate session with the proposition "Resolved: Campus network security is not the library's job".October 17, 2023
Cybersecurity isn't just an issue for publishers. It isn't just a challenge for librarians. It is not just an obstacle for institutions or nuisance for researchers. This is an issue for all of us, and a problem we firmly believe can be best addressed sustainably and effectively together.
SNSI has been formed to help address this. Several librarians, representatives from leading organizations and other key stakeholders have kindly agreed to provide SNSI with independent advice and feedback on our program, which will be turned into tangible actions the group takes.
Publishers and librarians have a good record of collaboration to solve real pain points experienced by researchers and students, examples of recent cooperation include:
Did you know?
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre lists the education sector as the 3rd largest target for cybercrime, ahead of retail.
Fake websites and login pages linked to 76 university library systems around the world.
Universities and institutions across 41 countries have had their networks and data comprised by illegal website SciHub.
The ransom a leading medical-research institution working on a cure for Covid-19 had to pay when its servers were hacked.