COVID-19 and the Caribbean Internet Webinars

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost every aspect of life.  The rapid spread of the virus, global efforts to mitigate its impacts, and impact on business, government, and social life continue to evolve daily.

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission in collaboration with the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG), the Latin American Internet Registry (LACNIC), the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is staging a weekly series of COVID-19 and the Caribbean Internet Webinars to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Caribbean Internet infrastructure, network security, and electronic service delivery, telecommunications regulation, public policy and public safety.

The weekly COVID-19 and the Caribbean Internet Webinar Series will examine the technologies, regulations, policies and politics and regulation of Internet traffic, and issues such as content policy (or policing), traffic management, and net neutrality. Join us and help shape a new Caribbean Internet reality.

Additional details and Registration available on the CaribNOG website.

The COVID-19 and the Caribbean Internet Webinar Series will cover four key areas:

Internet and Network Infrastructure

  • Network Autonomy (ASNs, IPV6)
  • Local Traffic Peering (IXPs, Content Caching, BGP)
  • Cloud Service Configuration (AWS, Azure, Local Cloud)
  • Disaster Mitigation and Contingency Planning

Network Security

  • DNS and Routing Security (DNSSEC, RPKI, MANRS), Log Analysis
  • Remote Access, VPN Tuning and Scaling
  • Multi-Factor Authentication

Internet and Network Access Policy

  •  Access Control Policies and Scenarios
  • Participating in Local Exchange Points

How-To: Applications, Techniques and Best Practices

  •  Tools, Tips, and Best Practices

Together, these streams provide IT managers, systems administrators, regulators and senior business and government leaders with access to knowledge, insight and practical guidelines to address immediate and long term needs.

Participants Will Learn:

  • Practical techniques, solutions, and approaches for securing, optimizing, and scaling network infrastructure;
  • Policy guidelines for deploying network services and applications; managing staff, customer and external connections;
  • Tools and techniques being used by other organizations in the Caribbean and across the works

Value to Participants:

  • Understand the role ARIN and other Internet-development focused organizations play in supporting critical Internet Infrastructure in the Caribbean
  • Access actionable guidance for designing effective local or company policy strategies to support a secure, resilient, affordable and inclusive Internet access and services
  • Access research and tools — Access to ARIN, ISOC, ICANN, and CaribNOG digital library and experienced teams
  • Engage with peers and build the network of relationships necessary to expand knowledge, stay ahead of emerging Internet trends and fine-tune your digital strategy
  • Be part of a vibrant regional community of like-minded technology professionals

Upcoming Sessions:

Details and Registration Can Be Found Weekly on CaribNOG Website

  • 5 June 2020: Network Resilience Part I – Disaster Mitigation & Recovery Planning
  • 12 June 2020: Network Resilience Part II – Disaster Mitigation & Recovery Planning

Past Sessions:

  • 29 May 2020: ASNs & V6 Part II – Getting the Most from your Number Resources II
  • 22 May 2020: ASNs & V6 Part I – Getting the Most from your Number Resources I
  • 15 May 2020: Securing Network Infrastructure Part II – Protecting Users & User Data
  • 8 May 2020: Securing Network Infrastructure Part I – Defending Attacks, Securing Systems
  • 1 May 2020: Increasing Local Network Connectivity and Capacity – Part II – Growing Local Traffic – Content, Connections, and Collaboration
  • 24 April 2020: Increasing Local Network Connectivity and Capacity – Part 1 – Role of IXPs in Expanding Local Network Capacity
  • 17 April 2020: Managing Virtual Offices and Remote Workers – Part II
  • 9 April 2020: Managing Virtual Offices and Remote Workers