The INEX meeting scheduled to take place on March 19th 2020 has been cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
The decision was taken following extensive consideration and review of both the current situation with Covid-19 infections on the island of Ireland and how the situation may deteriorate further in the coming days.
It is obviously very regrettable but done with an abundance of caution and concern for the well-being of the INEX community, speakers and the team. In addition to this main concern, some speakers and delegates had advised us that their employers had cancelled all travel and they would now not be able to attend in person. Combined, it became clear that cancelling the meeting was the only appropriate decision.
We are currently investigating possible approaches to gathering the community online, in a meaningful way, and will announce plans for this.
Our sincere thanks to those who had agreed to speak and attend the meeting on the 19th – we are sorry that we will not get to see you all, in person, this time.
An EGM of INEX has been declared to take place on Thursday, 30th January 2020 at 14:00hrs in the Camden Court Hotel on Camden Street in Dublin 2.
There will be a single resolution at the EGM which is the following:
‘An election shall be held on Thursday 30th January, 2020 at 14:00 in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin 2 to fill the eight (8) open board positions’
There are 12 nominations for the 8 board positions, so a ballot will be held on the day. As per the INEX Articles of Association and as per previous elections, counting will be PR-STV (Gregory Method).
Details on submitting proxy votes has been issued to the INEX Members’ mailing list and can also be obtained by emailing secretary @ inex.ie Proxy votes are required to be received by the Secretary by 14:00hrs on Tuesday, 28th January 2020.
The biographies and motivations of candidates for election can be located here.
The INEX December Meeting will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the Irish Aviation Authority Building on D’Olier Street in Dublin 2.
The meeting will run from 12:30 until 5pm and will be followed by a social event in conjunction with our meeting sponsors, Interxion, in the Temple Bar Hotel on Fleet Street in Dublin 2 (about a five minute walk away from the IAA).
Please share details of this meeting with colleagues in your organisation who may be interested to attend.
If you are not an INEX member but are in the internet networking industry then do please feel free to join us.
Veronika previously gave an insight to the work that had been undertaken to kick-start the IPv6 only programme at Microsoft. In this presentation, Veronika will give an update on how the programme has continued, the work undertaken and results achieved.
Blacknight undertook a Human Rights Assessment of their business and in this talk, Michele will give an insight to why they undertook it, how it worked and what he sees as the outcomes and benefits to their business.
Distributed Denial of Dervice (DDoS) attacks pose a considerable security threat across different industries including financial, retail, technology, governments, military etc. Network security experts at A10 Networks, Akamai, and Radware confirmed in recent interviews that many organisations are looking for effective DDoS attack protection and mitigation services. According to the research of MarketsandMarkets, the DDoS protection and mitigation market is expected to grow from $2.4 billion in 2019 to $4.7 billion by 2024, which represents a compound annual growth rate of 14%. Increased demand for DDoS protection and mitigation has led to more research and development of systems to detect and mitigate the security threats. However, most existing systems provide inefficient solutions either by utilising auxiliary servers at the host site, on the cloud or at data scrubbing centres. Since Internet Service Providers (ISPs) connect the internet with users, the DDoS mitigation system should be deployed within the ISP domain to deliver a more efficient solution. This talk will cover DDoS attack impact, trends, and protection and possible mitigation solutions within the ISP domain.
Biog: Ili Ko has been working at INEX Member, Lightnet, for the past three years as a research engineer and is also undertaking related PhD research at NUI Galway. She graduated from St. Edwards’s University in the USA, with a primary degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in business management. She also holds an MSc degree in Software Engineering from NUI Galway. Her research is focused on network security utilising machine learning approaches.
Humans do two things very well; we play games and we tell stories. Indeed, DR/BCP exercises combine both as we roleplay our way through a scenario.
Similarly, tabletop Roleplaying games (RPGs). such as Dungeons & Dragons, are all about presenting a scenario to a group of players and seeing how they react. Millions of people play these games every year and this has produced extensive critical analysis and large amounts of material on how to keep players engaged.
There are many useful tips and tricks from these games that can be applied to DR/BCP tests, albeit they tend to have fewer dragons and to involve more conventional monsters like power loss, DDoS or floods. Hopefully some of these will not only keep those involved more interested, but can also highlight and exploit some more novel ways of reacting to events.
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The INEX meeting will be held on Thursday, 26th September 2019 in Explorium, the national sports and science centre in Sandyford, Dublin. Registration will open at 12:30pm with the presentations beginning at 1pm.
An INEX EGM has been announced and will commence at 2:30pm in the Lecture Theatre. Full details on this EGM has been issued to the INEX Members’ list.
The meeting will be held in Explorium’s purpose-built lecture theatre and will be followed by the Explorium challenge (from 5pm) where everyone can text their scientific thinking and sports strength against various science and sports challenges. Explorium is a large new venue that opened a few months back and features a number of excellent G-force, VR, physical and sports challenges. The Lightning room contains Ireland’s First Tesla Coil, invented by Serbian inventor, Nikola Tesla. This Tesla coil generates high frequency, high voltage electricity, and huge electromagnetic fields that make the show possible. A Faraday cage will ensure we do not risk the welfare of the internet community!
We are very appreciative of the enthusiasm and support of ESB Telecoms and the team there in sponsoring this meeting and event.
The INEX Meeting and Explorium Challenge event will be followed by food and drinks in Sandyford House (2KM) away. We will be arranging transport from Explorium to Sandyford House for those that have not driven. Sandyford House is walking distance to the Luas (Tram) stop for those returning to the city centre.
Travel and Accommodation local to the meeting and social venue
While it’s a break from our typical city centre meetings, being outside the M50 (just), Explorium is located close to the Sandyford Luas Line and we will be arranging transport from there, if required. There is a lot of free, on-site parking available as well. When you register, please advise whether you are likely to require transport from the Luas stop. We will confirm this with everyone closer to the time.
Explorium is off the M50 (exit 14) for those travelling to the event by car. Some hotels local to the meeting and social event are:
Irish Management Institute Residence / Dundrum Hotel Currently €95 for night of 26th September (1.5Km from social venue)
The Beacon Hotel Currently €146 per night for 26th September (1.5Km from the social venue)
Clayton Hotel Leopardstown Currently €131 per night for 26th September (1.7Km from the social venue)
For those travelling from abroad, please feel free to contact Eileen to talk about accommodation options and travel from the airport.
The last 10-20 years, the strategies antagonists use for taking control over the target have changed. The change started in the military tactics and doctrines, but can today be seen when looking at cyber. Protection against such modern antagonists is not easy. Falling back to traditional mechanisms we all know and love is of course the easiest. Patrik will both explain how he believes modern antagonists think and plan their work and how traditional planning of robustness, redundancy and diversity are good protection mechanisms to also modern cyber warfare.
A deep dive into the June 24th route leak.
Biog: At Cloudflare, Tom does both day-to-day operations as well as reducing toil and improving reliability through extensive automation and development.
From the pointless computation of phone-farming and blockchain to the sheer waste of human potential when quantum physicists chuck it all in to go and write financial algorithms, we use vast amounts of natural and human resources to amuse ourselves to death. What is stopping us from using technology to tackle humanity’s real issues - climate crisis, inequality and the movement of peoples? And what do we need to change to start dreaming and building a future we actively choose to live in? Maria Farrell will use puppies and feminism to show that a dystopic future of surveillance capitalism is far from inevitable.
Biog: Maria is an independent writer and speaker. She has worked in tech policy for twenty years, including at The World Bank, ICANN, the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, the Confederation of British Industry and The Law Society of England and Wales.
A graduate of University College Dublin, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics, Maria teaches politics and policy on Oxford University’s doctoral programme in cyber security. She is also completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University, London, and uses her fiction skills to write near-future science fiction stories for clients who want to know how the future will feel.
Maria has written for The Guardian, Slate, Medium, the Irish Times and Irish Independent, and appeared as a tech expert on BBC, Sky News, NBC and TRT. Twitter: @mariafarrell
Electricity powers the internet industry, Pádraig is going to give an insight to how that power is created, distributed and managed. He will also give an insight to the work that is entailed when things go wrong to get the network fully operational again.
Biog: Pádraig Lyons joined ESB Networks in September 2016 is a Senior Specialist at ESB Networks in innovation and strategy. He previously held the position of Newcastle Science City Lecturer in Power Systems at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University, UK as well as a number of other roles in industry and academia across the UK and Ireland.
He received his BE degree in electrical and electronic engineering and an MEngSc degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork, Cork, Ireland in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He received his PhD degree from Durham University, Durham, UK in 2010. Pádraig is the author of over 30 conference and journal articles and is a chartered engineer with Engineers Ireland.
The INEX Summer social event will take place on Thursday, 27th June from 7pm in the Rooftop Bar of Opium on Wexford Street. Come and join us for an evening of food, drinks and the company of the internet networking community.
Agile designs, builds and supports IT networks for many of Ireland’s leading public and private sector companies. We offer a full life-cycle of network integration services – design, build, operate, and support of customer networks.
With a unique operational model, best of breed portfolio, and technical expertise around complex networking, we support 60 of the best known companies in Ireland across more than 1,200 sites – over 1.2 million people use networks supported by Agile Networks.
The INEX meeting and AGM will be taking place on Thursday, 28th March in the Irish Aviation Authority conference facility on D’Olier Street, Dublin 2.
As always, our INEX meetings are open to Members and others within the internet networking community who would like to attend.
Many thanks to the team at Agile Networks as our meeting and social event sponsor. The meeting and AGM will be followed by a social event in JW Sweetman, just around the corner from the meeting venue on Burgh Quay.
The INEX AGM will begin at 14:30hrs and the Official Notice for the AGM has been issued to the INEX Members’ list.
Biog: Ben is a Systems Engineer from London, who started off with a background in web security and has found a fascination in internet infrastructure and protocols. In his spare time he tinkers with old and new protocols to bring them to life.
Biog: Jacky Fox, leads the cybersecurity and IT Forensic practice for Deloitte in Ireland and lectures on the MSc in Cyber Security for University College Dublin. She has 20+ years’ experience working in technology and security, and advises leading Irish and international organisations on managing their cyber risk. Jacky holds an MSc in Digital investigations and forensic computing and is a certified forensic analyst and industrial control systems professional. She is an active researcher and public speaker on topics ranging from windows registry analysis, cryptography, threat intelligence, incident response and hacking.
Jacky was named Security Champion of the Year at the 2018 Women in IT Awards Ireland for her strong technical skills and determination in helping address the problem of gender diversity with the tech world.