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TUTORIAL 2: INTRODUCTION TO RECURSIVE DNS (hands on walkthrough)

Tutorial Date: NOVEMBER 26th 2020, 2PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.), 11AM (UTC/GMT)

November 8th, 2020 from 2_00 PM

TUTORIAL 2: Introduction to Recursive DNS (walkthrough)

KeNOG is organizing a DNS Walkthrough tutorial that will cover how you can setup a simple DNS server for your home office or workplace. This tutorial is aimed at individuals interested in learning the basics of DNS configuration and how to install a simple DNS server.

The walkthrough will involve a hands on lab for those who sign up to use the lab during the tutorial. To sign up for the lab, please go to the following URL and enter your email address in lower case. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WK3JHRY

You will receive instructions on how to access the lab on email before the tutorial so that you can test access.

This tutorial will be the first under the "SysAdmin Track" and will also help to inform the KeNOG PC on the practicalities of an online lab for future tutorials or trainings. More information will be shared via the mailing list.

Background DNS is a key infrastructure that allows us to find devices and services on the Internet. Join KeNOG team for a DNS walkthrough that will show you how to setup a simple DNS server that you can run for your office or home network.

Goal learn to setup your own DNS cache server and test it

Format Slides: 20 to 30 mins Hands on tutorial: 25 mins Q/A: 10 mins

Lab access (before event)
- To access the lab go to https://lab.nog.ke/yourlastname/, put your last name in lower caps eg. https://lab.nog.ke/chege/
- For the lab instructions go to https://lab.nog.ke/exercise.txt

The tutorial will be led by Kevin Chege: Director, Internet Development at Internet Society.

TUTORIAL 1: ISP NETWORK DESIGN

Tutorial Date: NOVEMBER 5th 2020, 2PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.), 11AM (UTC/GMT)

Greetings, I trust you are all well. The KeNOG PC is pleased to invite you to the first tutorial on ISP Network Design. This tutorial will be virtual and focusing more on the configuration and setups done at ISPs..

Regardless of the size of an ISP, thoughtful network design is essential in ensuring that packets traverse the ISP's network in the shortest amount of time. This then enables the ISP's clients to benefit from fast Internet speeds and network services. From POP topologies to infrastructure and routing security as well as other operational considerations, join us on Thursday 5th November 2020 at 2 PM (Kenya time) as we go through ISP Network design best practices for a robust, secure, and scalable network at our first tutorial for the year.

Novice and intermediate level network engineers are encouraged to attend. More information on this tutorial and how to prepare will be shared in the coming days.

The tutorial will be led by Michelle Opiyo who is a Senior Network Engineer at Workonline Communications.

WEBINAR 4: How to setup Wireless ISPs and Wireless Community Networks

Webinar Date: OCTOBER 8th 2020, 2PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.), 11AM (UTC/GMT)

Wireless ISPs allow Internet access to be provided with minimal wiring for both the provider and the consumer. Wireless ISPs can quickly reach new customers by beaming a signal to areas with potential clients who can then subscribe to the service without the need to purchase end point devices. Wireless Community Networks allow underserved communities to access Internet connectivity at minimal cost. Therefore, Wireless ISPs and Community Networks are viable options to quickly connect the unconnected and provide essential Internet connectivity to those who need it.

So how does one setup a Wireless ISP or Community Network? What are the licenses required for each and what is needed to setup and maintain a sustainable network in each case?

Join our panel of experts as they answer these questions in the 4th KeNOG Webinar

- Presenters:
- Josephine Miliza (Tunapanda.org)
- Irene Misoi (Lanet Umoja Community Network)
- Barrack Otieno (AHERI Community Network)
- Martin Kanyora (ChuiNet Ltd)
- Phillip Malala (Previously running RamsaWiFi, now Telecoms consulting)


WEBINAR 3: INTERNET SECURITY INTRODUCTION

Webinar Date: August 27th 2020, 2PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.), 11AM (UTC/GMT)

With our increasing reliance on the Internet, online security is of utmost importance. Emerging threats require new ways of thinking in order to be able to identify, react, and mitigate security threats.

Join our panel of local experts for a webinar on Internet Security on the 27th of August at 2PM Kenya Time. Below is the agenda for the webinar:

- Agenda:
1. Building Cybersecurity talent in Africa - Laura Tich is an Information security practitioner and the co-founder of SheHacks_KE. She is also a mentor at e-KRAAL innovation hub

2. PANEL: Rethinking Cybersecurity assessment paradigms
- Jones George Baraza is a software engineer, trainer and cybersecurity consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the founder of Swift Intellect LTD, the company behind CyberSpace Kenya, Cyber Defence Club and the Human Firewall Project.
- Amarjit Labhuram is an information security specialist with experience in network vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and red team operations. Amarjit is a Co-Founder of MacroSec Ltd with a role as a Technical Director.
- Kelvin Njau is an Infosec freelancer, Bug Hunter, student and CTF-Player
- Veronica Rose is an Information Systems Auditor at Metropol and an Advocacy Director at ISACA Kenya Chapter.

WEBINAR 2: STORAGE AND CLOUD INTRODUCTION

Webinar Date: July 23rd 2020, 2PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.)

With the current pandemic increasing reliance on online systems for education, communication and entertainment, many of these online services are being deployed and accessed from the “Cloud”.

Several companies in Kenya and beyond offer Cloud based services ranging from hosting, virtual servers, offsite backup among others. There is a growing market in Kenya of companies offering co-location services where one can host physical computers (servers) within professional data centers that provide connectivity and security.

But what does it take to provide Cloud based services and which considerations should operators and enterprises seeking to use or extend and provide Cloud based services keep in mind? What kind of infrastructure, connectivity and expertise is required to be able to manage and deploy Cloud based services? How can enterprises optimize local networks and in-house services to work seamlessly from the Cloud?

Join our Webinar on the 23rd of July 2020 at 2PM Kenya time (EAT) to find out more about Cloud based services. We will learn from industry experts from Kenya in our program below:

- Co-location, Data Centres and Cloud - Barry Apudo from iColo (20 mins)
- Moving to the Cloud - Considerations - Phares Kariuki from NodeAfrica (20 mins)
- Network Optimisation for Cloud - Hazel Gachoka from Techminds (20 mins)
- Q/A – 25 mins