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Dear <<First Name>>,

This bulletin is provided by CEnet to inform and support member dioceses.

In this edition, a new Catholic Learning Online Event, insights to the CEnet Program Management Office, information on the CEnet Security Community of Practice and the upcoming Web Content Filtering review.

We hope you find the information of interest and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
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Catholic Learning Online Event

Following the success of the Catholic Learning Online Summit held in April, the coordinating team has organised the first of an ongoing series of online professional learning opportunities to be held on Thursday of this week 6th August.

The Catholic Learning Online Events (CLOEs) are an initiative of members of the CEnet eLearning Working Group and member dioceses. The events follow the ONCE methodology by identifying and supporting common needs within CEnet member dioceses, so that effort can be made once and the result can benefit many.

As a number of CEnet member dioceses make use of the Lucid for Education agreement made available though group procurement, the first event is being delivered by the Lucid for Education team from the United States and will explore the use of LucidPress to support learning and teaching.
To reduce disruption to the school day, the event will commence at 7.30 am on Thursday and will conclude at 8.45 am. The session will be repeated on Wednesday 26 August at 7.30 am.
Participants will:
  • Learn about the purpose and place of LucidPress amongst other digital tools available.
  • Understand ways to help students create in the classroom. 
  • Develop a ready-to-use activity to use with their class.
Register interest in participation by clicking here or use the button below.

The event will be recorded and made available in the Catholic Learning Online website.
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CEnet Program Management Office

This week we place a spotlight on CEnet's Program Management Office (PMO). The PMO was established to oversee all aspects of CEnet's Portfolio, Program and Project Management. A governance framework has been established, including both policy and process to ensure CEnet is investing in the right projects and that projects are being delivered in the right way. 

The CEnet Board has oversight of the portfolio investment and all projects and programs. The CEnet Steering Committee (CESC) reports to the CEnet Board and takes the role of the PMO. The PMO monitors the investment and delivery: to budget, schedule and quality of CEnet's portfolio of programs and projects, and escalates to the Board when necessary. 

A monthly report of each program and project in the portfolio is reviewed by the PMO. This report details progress to schedule, spend against budget, quality measured, risks and issues associated with the project.

For large or critical programs/projects, the PMO may appoint a CEnet Steering Committee member as a Sponsor to guide and advise the project steering committee. Ross Jacobs (Broken Bay) is currently the steering committee member appointed as Sponsor of the CeSIS/CeFMS program.  
The CEnet PMO framework is aligned to PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), however, Project Managers are encouraged to use the appropriate tools from their tool box, be it PRINCE2 or Agile methodology in project management. The CEnet PMO contains a library of resources and templates that are available to members dioceses for (re)use.

Some of the current Programs/Projects reported to the PMO include:
  • P017 CeSIS Program
  • P049 2020 Initiatives Program
  • P052 Strategy Program
  • P054 Embedded Security 
Go to the PMO Portal
Security Community of Practice

One of CEnet’s key initiatives for 2020 is Embedded Security. A key piece of this program is to enable broader awareness and collaboration through a Cybersecurity Community of Practice (CoP).

During July, an online forum was established within CEnet’s Workplace platform. The Cybersecurity CoP serves as a community for collaboration, awareness and general sharing and guidance for all things IT Security Management (ITSecM). This includes activities arising from CEnet's own ITSecM practice including policies, procedures and other IT security related activities.
Members are encouraged to join this community and can do so by clicking here
 
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CEnet IT Security Management Portal
CEnet has also established an IT Security Management portal. The ITSecM portal contains more information on CEnet's ITSecM Practice and can be found at https://security.cenet.catholic.edu.au.
Go to the ITSecM Portal
Web Content Filtering

As part of the CEnet Service Delivery framework, services undergo regular reviews to ensure they remain contemporary, deliver value and meet the needs of CEnet member dioceses. Starting in August, the Web Content Filtering service will commence a full review. 

The project will run for the remainder of 2020 and will consider all aspects of the service. A project steering committee has been established. Thank you to the following members for their support in participating:
  • Alan Ibbett - Wollongong
  • Ross March - Cairns
  • Bruce Crawford - Wagga Wagga
  • Raju Varanasi - Parramatta
  • Vicki Anderson - CEnet
  • David Jenkins - CEnet
  • Blanca Cooke - CEnet, Project Manager
In addition to the Steering Committee, a working group with representatives from member dioceses will participate in a number of virtual workshops and consider the various implementations of the current service, future service disruptors and the needs of school communities. The project aims to deliver the findings from the review by the end of 2020 in preparation for implementation at the start of 2021. 

The WCF service, currently delivered via 16 dedicated Zscaler server appliances in CEnet's Sydney data centre, is utilised by the majority of staff and students across the membership and delivers up to 30 Gbps of internet traffic during peak periods. In 2019, 7.1 Petabytes (7.1 million Gigabytes) of data was downloaded via the service.
ONCE News July 2020
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Inside this edition
  • CeSIS/CeFMS project update
  • Catholic Learning Online Summit
  • Connecting teachers and remote learners
  • Enhanced security using multi-factor authentication
  • Number one for Sweet Reads
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