ION Santiago

ION Santiago was co-located with LACNIC 22-LACNOG 2014 from 27-31 October 2014.

The events happening during that week in Chile were:

  • LACNIC 22
  • LACNOG 2014
  • FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
  • Peering Forum
  • Internet Society ION Conference

ION Conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC, and Securing BGP, and TLS for Applications. Early adopters provide valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and bring participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

ION lets network operators stay ahead of the curve to understand and deploy emerging Internet technologies, and presents a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the Internet with the people who help craft it. More than a simple lecture series, ION events provide hands-on interaction with our speakers so you walk away with the answers you need to deploy new standards and technologies on your own networks.

Events bring together the best and brightest from the Internet industry to learn about the latest news, ideas, and technologies in a relaxed and educational atmosphere.

Agenda and Presentations

2:30 PMOpening Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

Presentation | Video
2:40 PMWhat’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved

What’s happening at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)? What RFCs and Internet-Drafts are in progress related to IPv6, DNSSEC, Routing Security/Resiliency, and other key topics? We’ll give an overview of the ongoing discussions in several working groups and discuss the outcomes of recent Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, and provide a preview of what to expect in future discussions, including bringing the IETF to Latin America in 2016.

Alvaro Retano (Cisco)

Presentation | Video
3:10 PMOperators & the IETF

The Internet Society is seeking to foster a larger and more engaged network operator community around the IETF and protocol development work. We conducted a widespread survey of network operators from January to July 2014 and are now analyzing and synthesizing the results. In this session, we’ll discuss the initial survey results and our next steps to create a report and IETF Internet-Draft that outlines the challenges to greater operator engagement in the IETF and a summary of potential solutions.

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

3:25 PMBeyond the Tipping Point: Global Connectivity Two Years After World IPv6 Launch

6 June 2014 marked the 2nd anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, when thousands of Internet Service Providers, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world came together to permanently enable IPv6 on their products and services. Where are we now on the path to full global IPv6 adoption? We’ll provide a global update and then focus on the current state of IPv6 adoption in South America, including a brief tour of the resources available from the Internet Society to help networks of all sizes get IPv6 up and running for good. We will also explore how those who have already deployed IPv6 can help the larger community by adding even more content to the repository.

Arturo L. Servin Niembro (Google) and Carlos Martinez Cagnazzo (LACNIC)

Presentation | Video
3:55 PMBest Current Operational Practices Update

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardizes the protocols and services that vendors implement and network operators are supposed to deploy and use. We believe there is an opportunity to better identify, capture, and promote best current operational practices emerging from various regional network operators’ groups. We believe sharing these documents across the globe would benefit the wider Internet community and help more operators deploy new technologies like IPv6 and DNSSEC faster and easier. Deploy360’s Jan Zorz will give an update on this progress, discuss the status of BCOP efforts across the world, and give an overview of some of the documents in the process so far.

Jan Zorz (Internet Society)

Presentation | Video
4:30 PMPanel: Routing Around Catastrophe – Securing BGP, Anti-spoofing, and More

How do we improve the resilience and security of the Internet’s underlying routing infrastructure? While Internet routing has worked well over the years, there have been instances where errors and misconfigurations have caused stability issues. Malicious attackers have also created denial of service attacks and other issues by spoofing IP addresses and manipulating routing tables. What are the best practices we can use to help mitigate these kind of attacks?

In this session, our panel of experts will address technologies such as BCP 38, anti-spoofing, and BGP security efforts that can help secure the routing infrastructure. They will also consider the Internet Society’s new Routing Manifesto, which aims to introduce a minimum set of security measures which, if deployed on a wide scale, could result in visible improvements to the security and resilience of the global routing system.

Moderator: Christian O’Flaherty. Panelists: Rodrigo Arenas (NIC CL); Wes Hardaker (PARSONS); Max Larson Henry (Transversal); Gerardo Rada (LACNIC).

Rodrigo Arenas’ Slides | Wes Hardaker’s Slides | Max Larson Henry’s Slides | Gerardo Rada’s Slides |
Video (English and Spanish)
5:30 PMLock it Up: TLS for Network Operators

Transport Layer Security (TLS), the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), can be used in many applications other than Web browsers. In order to make the Internet more secure, TLS needs to be widely deployed by all kinds of applications across the Internet. In this session, we will help network operators understand how best to support the use of TLS-encrypted applications across their networks and address how operators can best support their networks and users once everything is encrypted.

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

Presentation |  Video (begins at 43:40)
6:00 PMDANE: The Future of Transport Layer Security (TLS)

If you connect to a “secure” server using TLS/SSL (such as a web server, email server or xmpp server), how do you know you are using the correct certificate? With DNSSEC now being deployed, a new protocol has emerged called “DANE” (“DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities“), which allows you to securely specify exactly which TLS/SSL certificate an application should use to connect to your site. DANE has great potential to make the Internet much more secure by marrying the strong integrity protection of DNSSEC with the confidentiality of SSL/TLS certificates. In this session, Wes will explain how DANE works and how you can use it to secure your websites, email, XMPP, VoIP, and other web services.

Wes Hardaker (PARSONS)

Presentation | Video (begins at 59:40)
6:30 PMClosing Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

Presentation | Video (begins at 1:31:00)

Photo archive is available here.


Rodrigo Arenas, Computer Engineer, University of Chile

Rodrigo Arenas is a Computer Engineer from the University of Chile. He has worked for ten years as a Network Administrator, Systems in Telephony and Domain Name Registration at .cl NIC Chile.

With extensive experience in the planning, design and implementation of data networks and services in high availability, he has served as a consultant in these areas and as professor at the University of Chile, where he has taught courses in Computer Networks and the Workshop of Computer Networks. He frequently participates in regional and international forums involved in the development of technical standards for the Internet, and has exhibited work and tutorials developed for the deployment and configuration of IPv4 and IPv6, streaming audio and video over IP networks resources, and other issues.

Chris Grundemann, Director, Deployment & Operationalization, Internet Society

Chris Grundemann (JNCIE #449) is the Director of Deployment and Operationalization at the Internet Society where he focuses on developing and delivering programs to foster the uptake and use of key Internet technologies. Chris is the author of Day One: Exploring IPv6 and Day One: Advanced IPv6 Configuration, as well as several IETF Internet Drafts and various industry papers. He is the founding Chair of CO ISOC, the Colorado chapter of the Internet Society, a board member for the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF), an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), an appointed member of the NANOG Program Committee (PC), Chair of the DLNA TC IPv6 Task Force, Co-Chair of the UPnP IPv6 Task Force, and a member of the CEA Pv6 Transition Working Group.

Chris also maintains a personal weblog aimed primarily towards Internet related posts typically focusing on network operation and design, tech-policy and the future of the Internet.

Wes Hardaker, Lead Research Scientist, Technical Director of the Network Security Research Group, Parsons

Mr. Hardaker is the Technical Director of the Networking Security Research Group (netsec) within Parsons Government Systems. He is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects and direction of the netsec team, whose mission is to create and improve upon the security features of core networking protocols. Mr. Hardaker has taken lead roles in managing, designing, and carrying-out multiple network security projects, including projects on network management, DNS and DNSSEC, IPsec, and the RPKI and BGPSEC secure routing technologies. He is a strong advocate of open, interoperable standards and has played active roles in the creation and deployment of Internet Protocol standards through his extensive participation in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Since 1995, Mr. Hardaker has been the lead developer and architect of the Net-SNMP open source project, a highly popular open source SNMP stack and agent development toolkit. Mr. Hardaker also led the design and development of the DNSSEC-Tools toolkit, which is designed to facilitate the deployment of the DNSSEC protocol and is used by network operational staff around the world. Mr. Hardaker also plays a key role in Parson’s effort to define, implement and promote the IETF’s new RPKI and BGPSEC secure routing technologies.

Max Henry Larson, Founder and President, Transversal

Network Engineer, IT Trainer and Entrepreneur, He founded, in 2005, Transversal which provides network, training services and Mobile application development. He is a co-Founder of The Haitian Association for the Development of Information Technology and Communication (AHTIC) which includes almost all the key players of the IT sector in Haiti. Max has been teaching the past ten years at State University of Haiti and is very active in ICT in the LATAM region. Along his contributions to launch .ht ccTLD, Help Haitian ISPs to build their Core Infrastructure and Create the Haitian Internet Exchange Point, Max has served from may 2010 to may 2014 as co-Chair of the public policy Forum at LACNIC.

Carlos Martinez, Chief Technology Officer, LACNIC

Carlos Martinez is LACNIC’s Chief Technology Officer, where he leads a team both in charge of the technological operational support of the organization and in charge of pushing research and innovation projects in areas related to computer networking and the Internet like IPv6, network routing and computer security security.

Previously Carlos was the head of LACNIC’s R+D efforts and Project Manager for LACNIC’s Security, Stability and Resiliency initiatives.

Before LACNIC Carlos worked for the in the Internet Service Provider (ISP) industry, having gained extensive experience in ISP operations and network planning for large deployments and for designing and managing security and stability in large networks. He has also provided consulting services for different organizations, including AGESIC, Uruguay’s e-Government and Information Society agency, and has also taught at two universities in Montevideo.

Christian O’Flaherty, Senior Development Manager for Latin America and The Caribbean Bureau, Internet Society

Christian O’Flaherty focuses on promoting Internet access, growth, and sustainability in Latin American and the Caribbean. Christian began his career in academia, lecturing on operating systems, networking, and data communications at the Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina. In 1995, he became the Internet Operations Director at the Argentine National Research and Education Network (RETINA), where he was responsible for network planning and operations, coordinating more than 20 universities and research institutions that were connected through RETINA to the NSFNET.

In 1997, Christian joined IMPSAT, a Latin American provider of IP, hosting and data solutions. He played a key role in IMPSAT’s evolution from satellite-based communications to a regional IP fiber network and managed Internet services and network planning in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

Global Crossing acquired IMPSAT Fiber Networks in 2006. With Global Crossing, Christian served as Latin American Internet Product Marketing Manager, and was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan for Internet products in the region.

Christian served as the Policy Chair of LACNIC from 2004 to 2008. He has been an active participant in other local, regional, and international forums including the Argentine IPv6 Task Force, the Argentine ISP association (CABASE), the Latin American IXP association (NAPLA), and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Alvaro Retana, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Technical Services

Alvaro Retana is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco Technical Services, where he works on Strategic Customer Enablement. Previously, Alvaro was a Distinguished Technologist in the Advanced Technology Group at HP Networking, where he lead the definition of strategy and technical direction for OpenFlow/Software Defined Networking. He originally worked at Cisco Systems from 1995-2011 as a Principal Engineer in the Network Software and Solutions Technology Group, leading the Core IP Technology Architecture Team. Alvaro is widely recognized for his expertise in Routing Protocols and Network Design and Architecture; he is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Design Expert(CCDE) and one a handful of people who have achieved the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) certification.

Alvaro is an active participant in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), where he co-chairs the Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg), is a member of the Routing Area Directorate and has authored several RFCs on routing technology. Alvaro has published 4 technical books and has been awarded more than 35 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. His current interests include Software Defined Networking, energy efficiency, infrastructure security, routing protocols and other related topics.

Alvaro holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He was born and raised in San José and now lives in North Carolina with his wife and two sons.

Arturo L. Servin Niembro, Peering and Content Distribution Manager, Google

Arturo L. Servin Niembro currently works at Google Inc. as Peering and Content Distribution manager for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean. Before joining Google, he was Chief Technology Officer at the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC). Arturo also has worked as a research engineer, consultant and network manager at various organizations in the UK and Mexico.

He received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, where his research focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and network security. In addition, he holds a Master’s Degree in Telecom Management and a B.S. in Electronic Systems Engineering, both from ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico. Arturo has worked on multiple innovation projects, including the development of Internet-2 in Mexico, where he served as Chairman of the Network Development Committee and Coordinator of the working group on IP-Multicast.

Jan Žorž, Operational Engagement Programme Manager, Internet Society

Jan is the Internet Society’s Operational Engagement Programme Manager. He works on operational initiatives to ease the deployment of IPv6 and other technologies. He is also working to help the industry document best current operational practices and to improve operator feedback to the IETF.

Jan is one of the pioneers of SiOL, the Slovenian national ISP, and has been involved in the organization from the beginning. For the last seven years, Jan has been working as a consultant in the IT field, specializing in IPv6. He co-founded the Go6 institute (not-for-profit), a Slovenian IPv6 initiative whose main objective is to raise IPv6 awareness in Slovenia and alert the community to the fact that we are approaching extensive changes on the Internet.

Due to the success of Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as the country most prepared for IPv6 (according to the RIPE NCC’s IPv6 RIPEness study). Jan has been invited to present around the world on his work, the model of the Go6 platform, IPv6 awareness raising and deployment at the national level. Jan is also primary co-author of a very successful procurement (specification) paper, published as official RIPE Best Current Practice document RIPE-501, titled “Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment”. This document is translated into more than 10 languages and is used around the world by enterprises and governments when requesting IPv6 features in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554, also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan Žorž.

Date and Time

Tuesday 28 October 2014


Crown Plaza Santiago

Av Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 136
Santiago, Chile