[AfrICANN-discuss] Press Release AfTLD Successfully holds a Secure Registry Operators Course in Livingstone Zambia
otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 04:55:30 UTC 2015
Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AfTLD), hosted by the Zambia
Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA),
successfully held a Secure Registry Operators Course (SROC) from 9th
to 13th November 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia, see:
The three day security workshop covered building and operating a
secure registry system for ccTLD technical staff and registrars with a
significant amount of hands-on training on registry platforms actually
used by African ccTLDs .
The workshop was followed by two days of DNS business training for
ccTLD, registries and registrars under the ICANN DNS Entrepreneurship
The workshop was successfully executed with an all African instructor
team in line with AFTLD initiative to develop and support trainers
from the Africa region to conduct such training within Africa.
Each participant had access to at least two servers where they could
install and build their own registry using CoCCA and FRED registry
systems on a virtualised server platform. Using this platform,
participants were guided through security issues on creating a
baseline, monitoring ongoing registry and network operations,
detecting and analyzing cyber attacks, incident response, and recovery
as well as mitigation strategies on the improved SROC agenda. Using
hands-on exercises participants simulated attacks, used monitoring
and detection tools to analyze those attacks, and implemented
protective measures, all this LIVE on the in-class network.
The training workshop was supported by ZICTA as host, NSRC virtualised
platform, CoCCA virtualised platofrm and the partnership of the
Internet Society, ICANN and AfTLD.
Presentations and meeting reports are available on www.aftld.org under
the resources section.
The African Top Level Domains Organization was established in 2002 to
act as a focal point for African Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD)
managers in coordinating, formulating,
developing and presenting a unified approach to issues related to the
Domain Name System.
The African Top Level Domains Organization also presents a forum for
sharing ideas between the regions Internet community with an aim of
promoting the utilization of national country’s Top Level Domains.
Barrack O. Otieno
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