APRICOT 2018 provides a valuable opportunity to contribute to discussions about Internet operations, technologies and development.

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) brings together Internet engineers and networking experts, government representatives, Internet business leaders, and other interested parties from around the world to learn from training workshops and tutorials, attend technical presentations, discuss policies, and extend social and professional networks with like-minded peers.

The workshops will run from 19th to 23rd February, while the conference will run from Sunday 25th to Wednesday 28th February.

ISOC Activities

Routing Security BoF
Aftab Siddiqui, Technical Engagement Manager and Andrei Robachevsky, Technology Programme Manager
25 Feb 2018, 18:00 to 19:00 (UTC +05:45)

With ever growing routing related incidents happening on daily basis there is a need to have an open and candid discussion among the network operators community to find the possible way forward. To address this I would like to propose a Routing Security BoF, where operators can share their approach in securing their own infrastructure and keeping the internet routing table clean as well. Also, this will provide a platform to review and highlight various BCOP documents to address routing security.

Cross-region Resource Management
Aftab Siddiqui, Technical Engagement Manager
26 Feb 2018, 14:30 to 16:00 (UTC +05:45)

Managing and routing resources from multiple regions is challenging, and an increasing number of transfers of IPv4 address space and temporary ‘leasing’ arrangements are exacerbating the problem. There is no longer a clear single point of reference for any given resource to be checked for its ‘right to use’. Peers, upstreams and relying parties are increasingly at odds over where truth lies in resource custodianship.

Join this session to participate in discussions with a panel of global network operators and experts about the issues being faced and potential practices that could help provide solutions. Are the answers technical? Or is it a people issue? Is BGPSec useful? Could RPKI/resource certification play a role? Should the APNIC community be looking to adopt best current practices such as MANRS?

Tech Girls Social
Salam Yamout, Regional Director, Middle East Bureau speaking on routing security
26 Feb 2018, 13:00 to 14:00 (UTC +05:45)

This session provides a space for APRICOT participants to talk and network in an open, friendly environment. The event is open to ANYONE who is interested and is not restricted to women. It is an opportunity to get to know other participants outside technical- or work-focused discussions.

Routing Security in 2017: We can do better!
Presentation by Andrei Robachevsky, Technology Programme Manager
27 Feb 2018, 09:30 to 11:00 (UTC +05:45)

In 2017, not a single day passed without an incident. While none of the incidents was catastrophic, all of them continue to demonstrate the lack of routing controls like those called for in MANRS that could have prevented them from happening.

This presentation will present data on routing incidents that took place in the APAC region. We’ll look at what measures could have prevented this from happening and provide some guidance on how to implement them.

Read more about MANRS

Global Reports, ISOC Update
Rajnesh Singh, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific Bureau
27 Feb 2018, 16:30 to 18:00 (UTC +05:45)

The Global Reports provide updates on activities, policy proposals, services, operations, and upcoming events in other regions.

ISOC Nepal Chapter
27 Feb 2018, 18:00 to 19:00 (UTC +05:45)

The meeting invites Internet Society members, chapter leadersand community members to joint discussions on ISOC’s 2018 workobjectives and broader Internet related issues. The discussions will befollowed by light snacks, with networking opportunities and the chancefor individual conversations and interaction.

Most of the sessions will be broadcast live (on YouTube and Adobe Connect). More information is available on the APRICOT Webcast page.

Date and Time

Monday 19 February 2018 –

Wednesday 28 February 2018


Hotel Yak & Yeti

Durbar Marg

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