Network Security Workshop

Dates: 6 - 9 September 2018
Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
Conference Website: APNIC46
Venue: OPT training centre – Le Lys Rouge, Level 5, 22 rue du General Gallieni, Nouméa centre ville


  • The objective of this workshop is to examine the key concepts, protocols and the policies involved in establishing and maintaining security 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.
  • The course further examines the actions and processes that can be used to identify, mitigate and respond to such attacks.

Target Audience

  • Engineers, IT Managers and Operators, and Security Policy Makers who are interested in information security, gaining an understanding of the threats they face and how to mitigate such threats.


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

Course outline

   Threat Models
      Types of Attackers
      Network Infrastructure
      Service Infrastructure (e.g. DNS, email)
  Network Infrastructure
      Router and Switch Protection
      Routing Protocol Protection
      Detecting Sick Hosts and Walling Them
  Infrastructure Services
      IPv6 Security
      Anomaly Detection
  End User Hosts
      Mac, Unix, and Linux
      Keeping Up to Date – Patching
      Host Based Firewalls
      Authentication Services
      PKI Services
      Checking for Disease: Scanners
      Preventing Disease: Anti-virus
      Safe Mail Practices
      Safe Browsing Practices in Firefox, Chrome, Safari
      Safe Inter-host Protocols: SSH, RSVC, SFTP and more
      Personal Encryption of Files and Communications
      Security Plan
      Inter-network Cooperation
  Planning for Future Changes

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, 30GB of free hard disk space, and a 64-bit operating system (Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X). Participants are requested to pre-install VirtualBox (free), or VMware Workstation (paid or trial), although installation files will be available at the beginning of the course.

Workshop Items

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