Network Security Workshop

Dates: 12-16 February 2020
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Event Website: APRICOT2020


  • 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

  • Technical staff who are now building or operating a wide area service provider network and who also wish to learn more about securing their network infrastructure.


  • It is assumed that the workshop participants to have good knowledge of Unix/Linux and understand the general concepts related to networking and computing.

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
      DIY Audit
      IPv6 Security
      Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) 
      DNS & DNSSEC 
      Security Automation
      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.

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Instructors: Yoshinobu Matsuzaki (IIJ), Philip Paeps (FreeBSD Foundation), Keiichi Shima (IIJ Research Laboratory), Champika Wijayatunga (ICANN), Adli Wahid (APNIC)
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