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(WP3) Campus Network Security: Issues and Vulnerabilities
Date
2018-06-22
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Campus Network Security: Issues and Vulnerabilities

10-14 December, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

 

Participants:

System administrators, network engineers and IT personals those who are maintaining campus network of public and private universities in Bangladesh (30 participants)

Lead organisation:

University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) http://www.du.ac.bd/

 

Objective:

- To examine the elements involved in establishing and maintaining security for a campus network and  and to provide a good grounding 

   in its operation

- To analyse device and network infrastructure security with focus on establishing a robust, stable, and secure campus network while 

   protecting the data and processes that occur in the network

- To document and disseminate identified security vulnerabilities of the BdREN network as an outcome of this workshop and identify 

   mitigation procedures for them

- To analyze and prioritize security requirements for BdREN

- To identify important tools and security software for the BdREN network

- To implement best security practices for BdREN

- To devise a mechanism to regularly update security procedures for BdREN


Approach:

Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) is the NREN of Bangladesh. BdREN has already connected 36 universities across the country, fostering information sharing amongst the universities and setting up a launching pad for collaborative research. The huge volume of data shared over the network has made it an ideal target for malicious attackers. In this regard, there is an urgent need to increase security within the BdREN infrastructure. Security experts from both Bangladesh and abroad were invited and their presence triggered discussions on the latest security and technology trends for a large and dynamic network such as BdREN. Members from all connected universities were invited to ensure proper coverage and sharing of best practice among all stakeholders.

 

Program: 

The 5-day workshop focused on the fundamental aspects of network security and dealt with key concepts, protocols and policies involved in establishing a secure network. An analysis of strengths and weaknesses of BdREN’s network in terms of security was conducted during this workshop. This workshop examined network device and infrastructure security in different layers and took a closer look at common network attacks with tools and tips to mitigate them. The training program was followed by an evaluation program to select the successful candidates who were awarded with certificates.

 

Impact:

Through this workshop, the participants gained an good grounding in network security, DNS design and implementation, and open source Intrusion Detection Systems( IDS) tools.