Technical Forums: Promoting the exchange of experiences and knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean

29/06/2011

LACNIC XV hosted the meetings of technical forums such as FLIP 6, LACSEC, the Interconnection Forum, and LACNOG, where participants had the chance to exchange experiences and knowledge both among themselves as well as with prestigious experts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the rest of the world. That these forums have grown and become consolidated is reflected in the quality of the presenters and their presentations, as well as in the demand for more interaction time.

Working towards better information security in Latin America and the Caribbean

Working towards better information security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LACSEC 2011)

Working towards better information security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LACSEC 2011)

The Sixth Latin America and Caribbean Network Security Event (LACSEC 2011) included six highly relevant presentations. The forum analyzed the global trend towards integrating cybersecurity within national security strategies and highlighted the fact that malicious activities are less developed in Latin America and therefore the opportunity may exist for taking proactive measures in this area, particularly in view of the increasingly complex international context where Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are gaining in severity. The great interest exhibited in relation to the topics discussed during the meeting resulted in an additional, unscheduled session being held in parallel with other activities. The event closed with a commendation to Carlos Marcelo Martinez, outgoing chair of the LACNIC Security Forum, who had a major part in forum’s activities and growth during the past four years.
Sexto evento de Seguridad en Redes para Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LACSEC 2011)
Videos and presentations are available at:
http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxv/agenda/lacsec.html

FLIP6 – A reference for the community

The ninth IPv6 forum, which has now been assembling the Latin America and Caribbean community for seven years, was once again the ideal scenario for exchanging regional IPv6 experiences. During this edition of the meeting technical issues such as IPv6 and the world of sensors (6LowPAN), VoIP, and media streaming were discussed. Other, more philosophical issues such as IPv4 networks, their survival through NAT, and their coexistence with IPv6 were also debated, as were the initiatives of different national task forces and governments aimed at promoting the deployment of the new IP protocol. In addition, statistics on IPv6 adoption and information on “World IPv6 Day” were also presented.

Videos and presentations are available at:
http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxv/agenda/flip6.html

Towards a more regional Internet

NAPLA 2011

NAPLA 2011

During NAPLA 2011, the regional interconnection forum, progress was made towards an Internet that will be more focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. According to data presented during the forum, the growth in the number of Internet users in Latin America −35% each year− has placed our region on the Internet industry’s radar, as there are currently 170 million Internet users in the region. NAPLA sessions included presentations on different initiatives by Latin American organizations aimed at regionalizing Internet traffic through peering agreements and experiences relating to the benefits obtained by traffic exchange agreements. The advantage of this model, i.e., cost rationalization due to the fact that traffic balance is solved directly and locally and not through third-party networks which are often physically remote from each other, was also discussed.
NAPLA 2011
Videos and presentations are available at:
http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxv/agenda/napla.html

LACNOG – Eyes set on October

LACNOG - Eyes set on Octobe
During LACNIC XV Latin America and Caribbean network operators gathered at LACNOG and held preparatory meetings with a view to the 2011 annual meeting which will take place in Buenos Aires on 4-7 October. This Internet community forum allows exchanging experiences and technical information relating to network infrastructure and discussing technical implementation issues and operating practices.

Videos and presentations are available at:
http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxv/agenda/lacnog.html

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