Dates: 04th May 2021
Location: Online

Target Audience

  • Technical staff who are now building or operating a service provider network with international and/or multi-provider connectivity, or considering participation at an Internet Exchange point.


  • Internet Routing is based on BGP and it is also referring as the policy-based protocol. Due to of its leaky nature the BGP mishaps are very common and frighteningly very easy.
  • This workshop will look at the Best Current Practices - BCPs of how to secure the BGP, and the polices that would help in securing the network reachability.


  • It is assumed that the workshop participants have a working knowledge of an OSPF/IS-IS and BGP fundamentals, along with know how to use a router command line interface.
  • This workshop is not an introduction. The lab exercises use Cisco IOS configuration syntax.
  • Recommended Pre-req Course APNIC Academy Routing Fundamentals
  • Recommended Pre-req Course APNIC Academy Deploying BGP (cisco)

Other Requirements

  • Hardware: Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with administrative access.
  • Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client (PuTTy)
  • Confirm Secure SHell (SSH) is allowed from the office or home network to access the lab infrastructure? Test ssh connectivity, try to connect to For example from the CLI type: ssh

Workshop topics

  • BGP Policy Control
  • BGP Operations and Security best practices

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Instructors: Muhammad Yasir Shamim (APNIC), Etuate Cocker (APNIC Community Trainer)
  • bgpopsec-20210504-online.txt
  • Last modified: 2021/06/17 04:32
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