APNIC Training activities for 2014 kicked-off in Bandung, Indonesia
APNIC Training activities for 2014 kicked-off in Bandung, Indonesia during 17-19 January 2014 in conjunction with the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) meeting. In late last year APNIC signed a training collaborative MoU with TEIN to promote capacity building efforts in the Asia Pacific region. Based on this objective APNIC training team offered a Network Security Workshop in January 2014 in conjunction with the TEIN4 meeting which was held as part of Asia Pacific Advance Network (APAN) 37 meeting in Bandung, Indonesia.
APNIC Training Manager Champika Wijayatunga and Senior Training Specialist Nurul Roman Islam conducted this Network Security Workshop and it was well attended with over 35 participants from number of economies including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The local host for this workshop was the 'Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)' , the leading technological university in Bandung and they provided the technical infrastructure locally required for the workshop and also took care of local logistics as well. The workshop examined the key concepts, protocols and the policies involved in establishing and maintaining security for a network, and building an understanding and familiarity with their operations. Device and network infrastructure security was also covered with a focus on different layers of data communications and the participants engaged in lab exercises to establish a robust, stable and secure networks and protect the data and their network infrastructures. Based on the outcome of this workshop APNIC training team received very positive feedback from the participants as well as TEIN members and the organisers.
Following the Network Security Workshop, Champika contributed to the TEIN meeting by giving a presentation on how how APNIC training team has been involved in various capacity building efforts in the Asia Pacific region and also how APNIC-TEIN collaboration can assist the Educational, Network Research community in the Asia Pacific and thereby to support the Internet community and the Internet development in the region.
APNIC and TEIN teams also had further collaborative and planning meetings during this event to work out the joint training and capacity building events for 2014. Following the APNIC-TEIN collaborative meetings, Champika also participated in the APAN IPv6 Working group session and updated the various IPv6 training activities offered by APNIC and how the community can benefit from these capacity building efforts in the region.