Category: BGPSEC

May 31 Deadline For $40,000 Cybersecurity Grant For DNSSEC, RPKI, BPG and more

ISOC Cybersecurity GrantDo you have an idea for a project related to DNSSEC, RPKI, BGP security or other security technologies? And will that project’s activities take place in the Asia-Pacific region?  (View the list of eligible countries and economies.)

If so, the Information Society Information Fund (ISIF) Asia is seeking proposals for projects that can be funded up to a maximum of $56,000 AUD (roughly $40,000 USD). This “Cybersecurity Grant” is sponsored by the Internet Society as part of our support for the Seed Alliance.


Please read the Cybersecurity Grant page for more information and follow the instructions for applying.  Please do remember that the project activities must be conducted within one of the economies that ISIF considers to be the Asia Pacific region.  ISIF also provides some guidelines for applicants and a FAQ.

As noted on the page, the focus is around practical solutions for resiliency and security in one of these areas:

  • Naming: innovative approaches to DNSSEC that enhance user confidence in Internet-based services.
  • Routing: support for wider deployment of secure routing technologies (RPKI, BGPSEC) and best practices (MANRS).
  • Measurement: investigate the nature and extent of deployment of security solutions on the Internet.
  • Traffic management: tools to measure Internet traffic congestion and/or traffic management practices OR analysis of traffic management policies and practices.
  • Confidential communications: strategies or solutions to enhance the confidentiality of Internet traffic.
  • Data security and integrity: options for improved data security and/or data breach detection and mitigation.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): security of IoT.
  • Critical Infrastructure: security of computer-controlled systems such as energy grids, transport networks, water supply, sewage, etc.) from cyber attacks.
  • End-user device security: options for improved end-user security.
  • Building security skills in your local community.

We hope that people and organizations within the AP region will apply for this excellent grant opportunity. The application period opened up February 24 – but we thought we’d give one final notice in case people weren’t aware.

We look forward to learning in September about how the recipients will work to make the Internet more secure and resilient!

Deploy360@IETF91, Day 5: IDR (Securing BGP), IPv6 and heading on to ION Tokyo

Minions at IETF91As the final day of IETF 91 opens there are only a few sessions left on the long IETF 91 agenda.  For us at Deploy360, our focus will mainly be on the Inter-Domain Routing (IDR) and IPv6 Maintenance (6MAN) meetings happening this morning.  Read on for more information…

NOTE: If you are not in Honolulu but would like to follow along, please view the remote participation page for ways you can listen in and participate.  In particular, at this IETF meeting all the sessions will have Meetecho coverage so you can listen, watch and chat through that web interface.  All agenda times are in HST, which is UTC-10 (and five hours earlier than US Eastern time for those in the US). I suggest using the “tools-style” agenda as it has easy links to the chat room, Meetecho and other documents for each session.

In the 9:00-11:30 HST block today the Inter-Domain Routing (IDR) is meeting in Coral 2 and it will be, as I understand it, a joint meeting with the SIDR working group that will focus on the proposed BGPSEC protocol.  The agenda is:

  • BGPSEC background/goals/context, Sandy Murphy
  • BGPSEC protocol walk-through, Matt Lepinski
  • BGPSEC protocol time, space analysis, K. Sriram
  • BGPSEC issues for implementors, John Scudder

It should be an interesting session that ties in well with our Securing BGP topic area.

Simultaneously over in the large Coral 3 room, the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group (6MAN) has a very full agenda of proposals to improve how IPv6 works.  For IPv6 fans such as me, this looks to be a great set of discussions!

The final block of sessions from 11:50-13:20 HST does not have any meetings directly tied to the topics we cover here, but I’m intrigued by a document in the Internet Area Open Meeting about tunnels in the Internet’s architecture that will probably be a good session to listen to.

And with that… our time here at IETF 91 in Honolulu will draw to a close.  We’ll have the Internet Society Advisory Council meeting this afternoon… and then we are all heading to Tokyo to present about IPv6, DNSSEC, BGP, BCOP and more at our ION Tokyo event on Monday!  (And you can watch ION Tokyo live via a webcast.)

Thanks for following us this week and to all those who greeted us at IETF 91!  See you next time in Dallas!

P.S. Today’s photo is from Jared Mauch and used with his permission.  NBC Universal, who sponsored the IETF 91 Welcome Reception, gave a stuffed “minion” out to anyone who wanted to have one.  Give some engineers something fun like this and… well… photos are bound to happen!  Jared had a good bit of fun coming up with some photos – you can see his “Minions” photo stream – and the minons were present in many other photos, such as this one I took.

See also:

Relevant Working Groups

We would suggest you use the “tools-style” agenda to find links to easily participate remotely in each of these sessions.

IDR (Inter-Domain Routing Working Group) WG
Friday, 14 November 2014, 0900-1130 HST, Coral 2

6MAN (IPv6 Maintenance) WG
Friday, 14 November 9am-1130am, Coral 3

For more background on what is happening at IETF 91, please see our “Rough Guide to IETF 91″ posts on the ITM blog:

If you are here at IETF 91 in Honolulu, please do feel free to say hello to a member of the Deploy360 team.  And if you want to get started with IPv6, DNSSEC or one of our other topics, please visit our “Start Here” page to find resources appropriate to your type of organization.