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ION Conference
Monday, 18 September 2017

All times Central European Time Zone (UTC+1)

9:00 AM Introduction to the Internet Society and Deploy360
Megan Kruse, Internet Society
9:15 AM Introduction to the Internet Society Malta Chapter
Jasper Schellekens, President
9:30 AM IPv6 Deployment in Malta vs The World

Nathalie Trenaman, RIPE NCC

It’s been five years since 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, within Malta and around the world.

10:00 AM An IPv6 Case Study: Finland

Klaus Nieminen, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)

The Finnish national IPv6 launch (www.ipv6now.fi) was organized in 2015 and the share of the IPv6 traffic grew from zero to more than 15%. How we did it and lessons learned. Industry wide co-operation is crucial as are leader companies to build peer pressure. I will present a short case study from one of our ISPs including a brief description of the main challenges and benefits. Also the national IPv6 implementation recommendation will be shortly presented.

10:30 AM BREAK
11:00 AM Panel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society; Marco d’Itri

Collaboration and shared responsibility are two pillars supporting the Internet’s growth and success. While the global routing system has worked well, it has significant security challenges that we must address. In this panel, security experts will discuss how we can create a culture of collective responsibility and improve the global routing system, including an introduction to the “Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security” (MANRS).

11:45 AM Introduction to DNSSEC and Why We Need It

Richard Lamb, ICANN

DNSSEC helps prevent attackers from subverting and modifying DNS messages and sending users to wrong (and potentially malicious) sites. So what needs to be done for DNSSEC to be deployed on a large scale? We’ll discuss the reasons for deploying DNSSEC, examine some of the challenges operators have faced, and address those challenges and move deployment forward.

12:15 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

What’s happening at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)? What RFCs and Internet-Drafts are in progress related to IPv6, DNSSEC, Routing Security/Resiliency, and other key topics? We’ll give an overview of the ongoing discussions in several working groups and discuss the outcomes of recent Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, and provide a preview of what to expect in future discussions.

2:00 PM IANA & the Root Zone KSK Rollover

Adam Peake, ICANN

2:30 PM DANE: The Future of Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Richard Lamb, ICANN

If you connect to a “secure” server using TLS/SSL (such as a web server, email server or xmpp server), how do you know you are using the correct certificate? With DNSSEC now being deployed, “DANE” (“DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities”) has emerged allowing you to securely specify exactly which TLS/SSL certificate an application should use to connect to your site. DANE has great potential to make the Internet much more secure by marrying the strong integrity protection of DNSSEC with the confidentiality of SSL/TLS certificates. In this session, we will explain how DANE works and how you can use it to secure your websites, email, XMPP, VoIP, and other web services.

3:30 PM Data Center Tour
Guided tour of MITA’s facilities.
4:00 PM Panel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories

Moderator: Clara Scerri Delia, MCA
Panelists: Marco d’Itri, Bernard Mallia, Klaus Nieminen, Adam Peake

In this session, network operators will 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? Panelists will discuss the stages of IPv6 implementation—creating the business case for management buy-in, initiating a planning process, flipping the switch, and, finally, gathering measurements and proving success.

5:00 PM Closing Remarks

Megan Kruse, Internet Society

DNSSEC Workshop
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Richard Lamb, Sr. Program Manager DNSSEC at ICANN

9:00 AM DNS Refresher
9:15 AM Root Server Operations
9:45 AM Intro to Lab Environment. Class Network Diagram
10:15 AM BREAK
10:45 AM Minimal Unix
11:15 AM Lab: DNS “dig”
12:15 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM DNS Operations, Delegation
2:30 PM Lab: Create a zone and delegate it
5:00 PM Closing Remarks


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