PacNOG: Twenty Seventh PacNOG Meeting, Conference and Educational Workshop: Agenda

PacNOG 27 Agenda

1st to 8th December, Online, Fiji timezone

Conference Plenary

DAY 1 - TUESDAY - 1st December 2020
Venue: Online

11:00: Participants join Video Conference

11:10: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Fred Christopher, PITA General Manager, PacNOG
  • Philip Smith, PacNOG Committee, APRICOT Chair, NSRC Senior Network Engineer

11:20: Internet 101 - How Secure are You?

  • Warren Finch, APNIC
  • Abstract: A user's digital presence is the commodity of the internet. Everything is tracked and worth something. The software used to access the internet leaks information, the user's behaviour can be tracked.
  • Presentation Slides

11:50: Lets Encrypt: automate all the things

  • Philip Paeps, Alternative Enterprises
  • Abstract: With Let's Encrypt offering free TLS certificates to anyone who can prove control over a hostname, there is simply no excuse not to deploy TLS everywhere. Encrypt all the things! However, Let's Encrypt certificates have only a short validity window of 90 days, after which they must be renewed. This presentation highlights some tooling that can automate these regular renewals, ensuring certificates stay valid without need for a human operator.
  • Presentation Slides

12:20: OpenLI: An Open-Source Alternative for Lawful Intercept

  • Shane Alcock, University of Waikato
  • Abstract: Increasingly, governments are passing legislation that require network operators to be capable of delivering targeted customer traffic to a law enforcement agency in real time. This is a challenging problem for operators with many potential pain points, especially when encountered for the first time. Commercial solutions are available, but these are typically very expensive and are designed to suit the needs of large service providers. However, an alternative now exists: OpenLI is an open-source implementation of the ETSI standards for lawful intercept. This talk will introduce OpenLI, explain how we were able to create a viable low-cost alternative to the commercial offerings and reflect on our success so far with the New Zealand operator community, as well as announce our plans to encourage uptake throughout the Asia Pacific region.
  • Presentation Slides

12:40: Amazon Edge / Global Network Development

  • Jocelyn Bateman, Amazon Web Services
  • Abstract: Amazon Cloudfront, Types of traffic, Peering locations, typical set ups and ways to interconnect and network
  • Presentation Slides

13:10: Lunch Break

14:00: Participants rejoin Video Conference

14:10: Welcome Back

14:15: Using an Intrusion Detection System

  • Bob Rotsted, NSRC
  • Abstract: Today it's common for IT infrastructure to generate an overwhelming volume of security alerts. Teams commonly struggle with deciding what to do when faced with this challenge. This presentation describes a set of capabilities and provides a framework that will help your team prioritize, validate and remediate the most important threats to your environment.
  • Presentation Slides

14:55: DNS Security 101 and DNS abuse

  • Champika Wijayatunga, ICANN
  • Abstract: This presentation will provide an update on how adversaries abuse and leverage the DNS and domain registration services to carry out different types of attacks and the best practices in mitigating such abuse and securing the DNS.
  • Presentation Slides

15:35: Remote Hands: Rebuilding a Pacific ISP in a Pandemic

  • Philip Smith, NSRC/PFS Internet Development
  • Abstract: The presentation shares some of the experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic of rebuilding and modernising Cenpac, the ISP in Nauru.
  • Presentation Slides

16:00: Closing Remarks


DAY 2 and 3 - Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December
Venue: Online
  • Network Monitoring & Management Workshop
  • Instructor: Hervey Allen, Patrick Okui, Brian Candler, Carlos Armas (NSRC)
  • Class size: 30
  • Timings: 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 each day
  • Workshop Website
  • Participation in all 4 sessions is required to complete the course
DAY 4 and 5 - Friday 4th and Tuesday 8th December
Venue: Online
  • Friday 4th and Tuesday 8th December: BGP Operations & Security Best Practices
  • Instructors: Tashi Phuntsho and Dave Phelan (APNIC)
  • Class size: 30
  • Timings: 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00 each day
  • Workshop Website
  • Participation in all 4 sessions is required to complete the course

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