BLACKLISTS: What they are, why they are a problem and how to avoid them.
Blacklists have always been a major problem to ISPs and very often companies get their IPs blocked without even knowing why. Although the main reasons for blacklisting are related to "bad" customers or customers who are victims of bad guys, the bill is to be paid by the ISP when they have their names added to blacklists, affecting their reputation, blocking their traffic and putting their operations at risk. Different from Blackholes in the space, there is a way out of (and around) Blacklists and that is what we want to talk about: Blacklists, what they are, why they are a problem and how to avoid them.
Toby Knecht, Luciano Minuchin and Fabricio Pessoa propose a training divided in two parts, being the first half about the problem as a whole and why Blacklists are actually a problem and in the second half the focus will be on best practices and real-world cases on how to deal with and avoid blacklisting.
This training would last an afternoon as per below:
2:00 to 2:15 PM Introductions and agenda
2:15 to 2:45 - Icebreaker
2:45 to 3:45 - Presentation PART I – THE ISSUE: Blacklists (general overview, what it is, how people get there and why, what are the problems this brings)
3:45 to 4:00 - Q & A about blacklists, final comments
4:00 to 4:30 Break
4:30 to 17:30 – Presentation PART II - How to deal with the problem: how to avoid getting into and how to get out of blacklists, real case studies, etc.
17:30 – 18:00 "Check out” and Q&A - for people to ask last questions and have a "sum up”.