Daily Recap - Tuesday 29

Welcome to the second daily recap of the activities at LACNIC 20- LACNOG2013 "Committed to the future of the Internet" in Willemstad, Curaçao!

LACNIC 20's Opening Ceremony was held today, Tuesday October 29th at 9.00 am (Curaçao local time, UTC -4:00 hours). More than 300 attendees from 20 countries in the LATAM and Caribbean region joined us in the Exhibition Hall at the World Trade Center Curaçao.

This activity was attended by Elgeline Martis, who served as master of ceremonies, as well as by experts and presenters such as Joao De Canha, Director of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post; Ricardo Patara, LACNOG Chair; Raúl Echeberría, LACNIC's Executive Director; and Earl Balborda, Minister of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning, who left a video message as he was unable to be present in the room.

"This meeting is a great opportunity to meet all our Latin American and Caribbean colleagues and people with important technical capabilities," noted Patara. In turn, Raúl Echeberría added that this meeting is a space aimed at generating critical mass, debating, and promoting social and economic development.

Joao de Canha and Earl Balborda highlighted Curacao as the Caribbean telecommunications hub and noted the major growth and development Internet penetration is exhibiting in the country.

Following the opening ceremony, a "Keynote presentation on Security" took place, where information security and incident handling was presented by Cristine Hoepers.

Next, "A stable and secure Internet: current and Emerging Challenges" panel was held were Internet Security and challenges related to this field were discussed. In addition, LACNIC's Stability Action Plan was presented by Carlos Martinez, the Research and Development Engineer at LACNIC. The session was moderated by Cristine Hoepers, the General Manager at CERT.br. The speakers were; Elgeline Martis, Head of the Caribbean Cyber Emergency Response Team (CARICERT) in Curaçao.

The full video of these three sessions will be available online at the event website (eventos.lacnic.net/lacnic20) and LACNIC 20's youtube channel starting tomorrow, Wednesday 30th, after 7pm local time.

At lunchtime, a new edition of LACNIC's "Women and IT" was held at Gallery Hall 2. This space within LACNIC events promotes networking and discussion on the participation of women in technology.  IT expert Elgeline Martis , Head of the Caribbean Cyber Emergency Response Team (CARICERT) in Curaçao, shared her working experience in a field mostly  CARICERT is the national CSIRT founded by Bureau Telecommunicatie & Post (BT&P) with the focus to offer its services in the Caribbean. Near 40 female LACNIC 20- LACNOG 2013 attendees joined us for this meeting.

In the afternoon, LACNOG opening and keynote presentation sessions took place as well as the Latin American and Caribbean Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) meeting. This meeting has invited all the incident response teams to present their "team updates" where they outlined the current challenges which are facing to.

LACNOG,  the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group is a forum for discussing, learning and collaborating on topics directly related to Internet network operation. Some of the speakers where Alvaro Retana - Engineer in Cisco Technical Services, Paul Ebermans- Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence and Christian Martin- Director of Network Architecture.

Alvaro Retana, recognized expert in network architecture and the design and deployment of routing protocols, presented the impact of the IEFT.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is where the standards for the protocols we use on the Internet are developed and agreed upon. The IETF is an open group of volunteers from different countries that works largely through email lists. Several major technical and non-technical issues currently under discussion at the IETF were presented, including the need to enhance diversity by incorporating more participants from our region.

In turn, Paul Ebersman explained IPv6 challenges above layer 3. While IPv6 is a layer 3 protocol, many of the issues are at higher layers, like in applications. This talk detailed some of the bigger operational and programming challenges.

Next, Christian Martin introduced Segment Routing, a simple breakthrough in network engineering technology that may add benefit to IP and MPLS network operations.

Finally, Paul Ebersman, presented a session named "DNS Victim or Attacker ". This talk discussed the attacks and defenses happening on the internet.

From 18:00- 19:00 pm the LACNIC – LACNOG Sponsored participants session was celebrated. This meeting consisted of a presentation about LACNIC and LACNOG scholarship program and its benefits.

The daily activities ended with the Peering Forum, which is a space that provides the opportunity for the region´s major Internet Service Providers, Content Providers, and Internet Exchange Points to discuss and negotiate peering and transit agreements.

We cordially invite you to join us tomorrow at 9 am (Curaçao local time for the third day of LACNIC20- LACNOG 2013. If you want to get the latest news on this event please visit our website (eventos.lacnic.net/lacnic20) with live webcasts or follow us on twitter #LACNIC20 #LACNOG2013.

Stay tuned for our next daily recap!

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LACNIC's team.