AfricaCERT Workshop on CSIRTs in NRENs

chaired by Omo Oaiya (WACREN), Jacques Houngbo (AfricaCERT)
Saturday, 15 October 2016 from to (Africa/Ouagadougou)
at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso ( Salle NCRI )
Université de Ouaga 1

1-day workshop to promote establishment of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) in National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) co-located with the 3rd WACREN regional workshop - Building resilient DNS Infrastructure and Introduction to DNSSEC

About the facilitator

AfricaCERT is the African forum of computer  emergency response teams who cooperatively handle computer security incidents and promotes incident prevention programs.  The workshop is organised with WACREN as a program of the Africa Training Initiative (ATI) to establish the frameworks and build capacity to secure African NRENs.

Target Audience

Information/Security officers, Network/System admins or other persons responsible for security in campus networks and NRENs.  

What will participants get out of the workshop?

  • Better understanding of Internet threats and the need for an effective way to balance academic research and educational missions with the need for computer security.
  • Answers to questions about network situational awareness and incident handling in campus networks and the relationship with NREN and national CSIRTs 
  • Design and implementation plans for campus and NREN security teams
  • Connections among Research and Education network security communities towards establishment of a secure communication platform.

Fees and Registration

This workshop is free of charge, but requires registration.  The number of places is however limited and the organisers reserve the right to select participants amongst the applicants.

Organised by WACREN in collaboration with AfricaCERT
Support Email: Telephone: +221 784 305 224
Go to day
  • Saturday, 15 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Introduction
      Participant introductions, backgrounds and expectations
      Overview of common Internet security threats
      Complexity of information security problems
      CSIRTs, global response to globalization of threats
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
    • 11:00 - 12:30 CSIRTs in NRENs (I)
      CSIRT Functions, Services and Benefits
      Steps for creating NREN CSIRTs
      Activity: Role play - CSIRT development working groups 
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 15:30 CSIRTs in NRENs (II)
      CSIRT presentations from group representatives
      Role for CSIRTs in Trust and Identity Management 
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
    • 16:00 - 17:30 Wrap up and next steps
      Critical success factors
      Law enforcement
      Practical information