APNIC Network Security workshop (05-07 March) and ICANN DNSSEC tutorial (09 March)

09:00 - 05 March 2018
17:30 - 09 March 2018
Tuvalu Telecom Conference Room
5 Tuvalu Rd.

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Network Security workshop: 3-days – 05-07 March

The objective of this workshop is to examine the key concepts, protocols and the policies involved in establishing and maintaining security for a network, and building an understanding and familiarity with their operation. Device and network infrastructure security is examined with a focus on different layers to establish a robust, stable and secure network and protect the data and processes that occur in the network.

The workshop also looks at the nature and structure of network attacks and the motivation that drives such on-line malicious activity.

The course further examines the actions and processes that can be used to identify, mitigate and respond to such attacks.

DNSSEC tutorial: 1-day – 09 March

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical part of Internet infrastructure and the largest distributed Internet directory service. DNS translates names to IP addresses, a required process for web navigation, email delivery, and other Internet functions. However, the DNS infrastructure is not secure enough unless the security mechanisms such as Transaction Signatures (TSIG) and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) are implemented. To guarantee the availability and the secure Internet services, it is important for networking professionals to understand DNS Security / DNSSEC concepts, configurations, and operations.

This course will discuss the concept of DNS Security in detail, mechanisms to authenticate the communication between DNS Servers, mechanisms to establish authenticity, and integrity of DNS data and mechanisms to delegate trust to public keys of third parties.


  • Early-bird (20% off): AUD 96 for APNIC members
  • Early-bird (20% off): AUD 144 for non-members
  • Early-bird fees end on 16 February 2018 (fee must be paid by this date)
  • Standard (Pay onsite – Cash only): AUD 120 for APNIC members
  • Standard (Pay onsite – Cash only): AUD 180 for non-members

Target audience

Network Security workshop:

Engineers, Network Managers and Operators, Security policy makers who are interested in network security and gaining an understanding of the threats they face and how to mitigate such threats.

DNSSEC tutorial:

This course is designed for network engineers, systems administrators, and anyone who is involved in managing DNS operations.


Network Security workshop:

It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of network operations and Internet technologies.

DNSSEC tutorial:

It is assumed that participants have a good understanding of networking fundamentals and a basic knowledge of Unix/Linux.

Course outline

Network Security workshop:

  • Network Security Fundamentals
  • Security on Different Layers and Attack Mitigation
  • Cryptography and PKI
  • Device and Infrastructure Security
  • Operational Security and Policies
  • Virtual Private Networks and IPSec
  • Email security
  • Firewall, IDS/IPS
  • Packet capture

DNSSEC tutorial:

  • DNS concepts
  • Forward and Reverse DNS
  • DNS Security concepts
  • DNS Protocol Vulnerabilities
  • Transaction Signatures (TSIG)
  • DNS security extensions (DNSSEC)
  • Setting up secure zones
  • DNSSEC Key management
  • DNS and IPv6

Other requirements

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that laptops have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.

Maximum number of attendees

40 attendees

Please note

Certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Local Contact

Opetaia Simati
Department of ICT
Government of Tuvalu