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ION Trinidad and Tobago

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Hyatt Regency Trinidad Regency Ballroom VI

All times are Atlantic Standard Time (AST), or UTC-4:00

Webcast Information

1:30 PM

Opening Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)


1:45 PM

Welcome from the Internet Society Trinidad Chapter

Niran Beharry (Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter)

The Internet Society’s Trinidad Chapter welcomes ION attendees with an introduction to the Internet Society and an overview of the Chapter’s efforts to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people in Trinidad. The Chapter focuses on Internet connectivity and accessibility, helps local ICT professionals and companies get involved in the IETF, and advises the government on policy, Internet connectivity and broadband standards. Learn more about the Internet Society, the Chapter, and how you can get involved and join today.

2:00 PM

The Business Case for DNSSEC

Patrick Hosein (TTNIC)


DNSSEC helps prevent attackers from subverting and modifying DNS messages and sending users to wrong (and potentially malicious) sites. So how can we get DNSSEC deployed on a large scale? We’ll discuss the business reasons for, and financial implications of, deploying DNSSEC, from staying ahead of the technological curve, to staying ahead of your competition, to keeping your customers satisfied and secure on the Internet. We’ll also examine some of the challenges operators have faced and the opportunities to address those challenges and move deployment forward.

2:30 PM

Panel: Routing Around Catastrophe – Securing BGP, Anti-spoofing, and More

Moderator: Shernon Osepa (Internet Society). Panelists: Reynold Guerrier (GSIS); Marlon Raghunanan (University of the West Indies); Steve Spence (ArikTechs); Bevil Wooding (Packet Clearing House).

We don’t often think about the Internet’s global routing system because, for the most part, it has *just worked* for us for years. However, there have been several instances where vulnerabilities in the security and resilience of that routing system have manifested themselves: from a 2008 incident that made YouTube temporarily unreachable around the globe, to multiple cases of Internet traffic deflection by some Chinese ISPs, to an April 2014 incident when an Indonesian network operator mistakenly claimed that it “owned” many of the world’s networks.

It can be difficult to incentivize network operators to act with the good of the whole Internet in mind, and the usefulness of security measures often depends on coordinated actions of many other parties. So how do we improve the resilience and security of the Internet’s underlying routing infrastructure? In this session, a panel of experts will address anti-spoofing, BCP 38, and BGP security efforts that can help secure the routing infrastructure. They will also consider the Internet Society’s new MANRS document that defines a compact and clear set of recommendations which, if deployed on a wide scale, could result in visible improvements to the security and resilience of the global routing system.

3:30 PM


3:45 PM

Beyond the Tipping Point: Global Connectivity Three Years After World IPv6 Launch

Kevon Swift (LACNIC)


June 2015 marks the 3rd anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, when thousands of Internet Service Providers, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world came together to permanently enable IPv6 on their products and services. Where are we now on the path to full global IPv6 adoption? We’ll discuss the current state of IPv6 adoption, including statistics and lessons learned from and since World IPv6 Launch, and the next steps needed to move forward with IPv6 deployment.

4:15 PM

IPv6 Success Stories– Network Operators Tell All!

Moderator: Chris Grundemann (Internet Society). Panelists: Levin Cole (Columbus Communications Trinidad); Owen DeLong; Marvin Thomas (Digicel Trinidad & Tobago).

Levin Cole’s Opening Statement

In this session, we invite network operators to share their IPv6 success stories and lessons learned along the way that can help other managers of networks deploy IPv6. How did they do it? What technical, organizational, and political challenges did they face? Attendees will gain vital insight as network operators lay out the stages for IPv6 implementation—creating the business case for management buy-in, initiating a planning process, flipping the switch, and, finally, gathering measurements and proving success.

5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

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