Representatives from across the APNIC region, including Afghanistan, were among those who attended the IPv6 Infrastructure Security Workshop for telecom service providers in Bangkok, Thailand from 30 June to 4 July.
The five-day training was jointly organized by APNIC and the ITU’s Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence (ASP CoE), with support from Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MCIT) and the ToT Academy.
The ITU ASP CoE have been collaborating with APNIC since 2011 on IPv6 capacity development throughout the Asia Pacific region. This is the fourth workshop they have delivered together.
The aim of the workshop was to teach participants how to implement IPv6 infrastructure security measures on both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Topics included hardening network equipment, securing IPv6 transition, and monitoring an infrastructure network.
Recognized technical experts, Dean Pemberton, Philip Smith, and Miwa Fujii provided hands-on training to a total of 31 regional network engineers and technical staff from policy makers and regulators.
“It was great to see such an engaged audience at this workshop,” said Miwa. “Ensuring we have hands-on real-world exercises proved very popular. Participants had the opportunity to do individual routing configurations, which were then evaluated, and then worked together in groups on specific scenarios,” she added.
At the end of the workshop, the training alumni then delivered a short presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the content.
To ensure the highest possible technical standard, the workshop content was comprehensively updated by Philip and Dean.
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