Presentation Abstracts

SaudiNIC Experience in Deploying DNSSec – Abdulrahman I. ALGhadir

A brief introduction for SaudiNIC (registry for the ccTLD .SA and .ALSAUDIAH) deployment project for enabling and introducing the DNSSec to the Saudi Arabia TLDs, emphasising the challenges and experience gained from it.

Route Servers at IXP – Arnaud Fenioux

This presentation aims to explain the benefits of setting up BGP sessions with route-servers when connecting to an IXP. It will also introduce the security configured by the IXP’s operators to prevent misconfigurations.

BGP Hijack Issue on November 6 2015 – Chika Yoshimura

On November 6 2015, we experienced a huge BGP hijack issue. In this session, I will talk about what happened in AS2914 on that day and show actual data we saw during the hijack issue, like what prefixes were hijacked and advertised to the Internet.

JANOG Update 2016 – Chika Yoshimura

JANOG (Japan Network Operators’ Group) is a Japanese NOG. Our community focuses on discussing technological topics and operational practices around the Internet.
It’s been 19 years since JANOG has been established. There are currently 7500+ mailing list subscribers in the community. In this session, the JANOG Chair talks about the community’s activities.

An Introduction to DDoS attacks – Khaled Fadda

Distributed Denial of Service attacks are a common thread in today’s advanced threat landscape. When it comes to addressing these attacks, organizations have several options.

Advanced attacks have evolved to become more adept at targeting and circumventing organization defenses, and more sophisticated in their execution. The success of these attacks is due in large part to their technique. While individual components can be ‘simple malware’, e.g. a variant of a known trojan, or a malicious document, advanced attacks are typically multi-layered campaigns, not singular components.

DDoS and botnets can represent significant components of advanced attack campaigns; they also are increasing in volume, complexity and frequency.

This presentation will be an introduction to the DDoS attacks, where it describes how it works, type of attacks, tools and technique used to generate a DDoS attack.

IP gravity dynamics in Regional HUBs. The Sicily Case – Giuseppe Valentino

Analysts expect a significant increase in the number of Internet HUBs, in the next decade, from the current 20 major locations to a future with 200 such locations.

A HUB is an “Open-Marketplace” where Players can meet and find the solution for all their needs, exploiting proximity and cost effective solutions. Since several real time applications are very sensitive to latency and jitter, those applications perform better if servers are close to end users (eyeballs). Diversification and resilience are other drivers for multiple regional hubs development. If performance needs proximity, geography definitely matters for HUBs!

A HUB therefore has to be accessible, connected with the highest number of neighboring countries, and interconnections (backhaul to submarine or terrestrial cables) have to be affordable to attract many Providers and allow an efficient usage of the infrastructure. Considering also a HUB as a networks interconnection facilitator and a competitive environment, a complete portfolio of telecommunication services has to be provided by different operators. In the end, a right balance between content and eyeballs has to be reached to keep the HUB self-sustainable too.

Which will be the next 20 key locations supporting Internet development in emerging markets? When looking and Middle East, we see Sicily becoming the key IP gravitational HUB in the Med basin… which are the key growing HUBs in the Gulf area?