Security TNC

Security at TNC19: here is what you don’t want to miss

The number of security-related sessions and side meetings at TNC has been on the rise in the past few years, and this year is no exception. If you are working in security, want to meet colleagues from around the world and share your experience and knowledge or are simply interested in what is going on in this field – join one of the events at TNC19!

Sunday 16th

  • 09:00 – 12:30 Side meeting: CEO Forum Security Working Group meeting (closed meeting)

Monday 17th

  • 08:00 – 10:30 Side meeting: eduVPN Service Update
    Wake up early on Monday morning and find out more about eduVPN! The status of the service will be presented at this meeting, but we also want to hear from you – NRENs and R&E institutions – what are you requirements?
    Chair: Tangui Coulouarn (DeiC)

Tuesday 18th

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Keynote: Building Foundations of Trust – Merike Kaeo (Double Shot Security)
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Lightning Talks: Consumer IoT security and privacy frameworks, trust marks and certifications: useful or useless? – Steve Olshansky (Internet Society)
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Session: Crypto For Now!
    This session will look at a variety of new and emerging projects in the field of cryptography that are support innovation in the NREN environment. Covering topics as diverse as Internet of Things (IoT), Hardware Security Modules (HSM) and document encryption, this session will demonstrate that cryptography is still very much a technology for now!
    Session Chair: Robin Wilton
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Session: edu*
    In this session, Rogier Spoor (Surfnet) and Tangui Coulouarn (DeiC) will be presenting on eduVPN following the talks on other edu* services (edumeet and edubadges). We will see and discuss how those three activities have supported the NREN community why it was important to tackle these issues as NRENS, how important issues like standards, security and privacy were tackled and where we are heading next with these edu* products.
    Session Chair: Mr Sten Aus

Wednesday 19th

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Session: Are you ready for your next crisis?
    Dragons, Sharks, Unicorns and Elves; Stories of Crisis Exercises
    In this session, the speakers will present the wide variety of types of cyber crisis exercises that can be conducted and address the different aspects of organising crisis exercises in all their varieties. They will do this by providing presentations on different table-top and large-scale exercises organised by the presenters, and by a presentation on the link between story-telling and crisis exercises.
    Session Chair: Alf Moens
  • 12:45 – 13:15 Demonstration: Diamond Key Hardware Security Module (HSM)
    The vast majority of encryption solutions in the marketplace are proprietary or have been implemented in “closed” environments by private entities. This results in security and trust models built upon leaps of faith, rather than rock-solid foundations. These closed solutions operate as “black boxes” and cannot be analyzed or verified for internal function or readily modified or enhanced. Consumers thus cannot be assured of the underlying security provided. Diamond Key Security™ (DKS) changes this cybersecurity trust paradigm by bringing to market affordable, verifiable encryption solutions based on technology from the open-source CrypTech Project. This demonstration will be in the Internet Society booth.
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Session: Trust and Security for Students
    Albert Hankel (SURFnet) will be delivering one of the talks in this session on Security & Privacy Awareness for everyone. He will be talking about how institutions can improve their security and privacy through technological solutions, introducing policies and increasing individual awareness and what solutions SURFnet proposes to their constituents in the Netherlands. It will also be a call for action, so come prepared to collaborate!
    Session Chair: Marina Adomeit
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Demonstration: InfoBlox secure DNS Services
    Students and parents are concerned with security and safety online. Infoblox Secure DNS solutions provide an effective, highly scalable mechanism for providing both of these. Infoblox will be showcasing our solutions for content control, malware protection and mitigation, and defence against data theft. We will also show about how organisations can combine threat data from multiple sources to increase their overall security posture. Join us in the Demo area to find out more!

Thursday 20th

  • 09:00 – 14:30 SECURITY DAY
    Please register:
    Security has become a priority of most organisations, which led to formation and expansion of various security collaborations (TF-CSIRT, SIG-ISM, WISE, Global NREN Security working group, etc) and a creation of a separate security work package in the GN4-3 project. Although many of the groups are working on similar topics, there is not enough coordination and collaboration between them. The main aims of the Security Day event would be to share the work that has already been done so going forward nobody is trying to ‘reinvent the wheel’ and look at how to collaborate in the future, sharing resources and avoiding duplication.
    We will start the day with some presentations on the current issues that various groups are working on and continue with a participant driven unconference where we will ask you to propose some topics that you think the group could benefit from – we will pick some of the most popular topics and create the agenda together!
    Session chair: Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)
  • 14:30 – 17:00 Side Meeting: DDoS coordination workshop
    The workshop will introduce the DDoS activities within the current GÉANT project phase. The focus will lie on outlining the planned activities to support the DDoS activities within the NRENs, as well as showing the planned activities for the GÉANT network itself. This is the first DDoS workshop of the current GÉANT project phase, so it will also be used to kickstart coordination activities between the NRENs.
    Interested parties — if not already directly addressed — should get into contact with the session chair if they want to participate.
    Session Chair: Jochen Schoenfelder (DFN-CERT,

See the whole TNC19 programme for an overview of all side events as well as the conference sessions.

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