DOST-ASTI hosts Asi@Connect’s Cloud-based Web Security Workshop

30 Apr 2019 10:54 AM

“The biggest advantage of cloud is [its less] cost,” said Dr. Selvakumar Manickam, one of the resource speakers during the recently concluded Cloud-based Web Security Workshop. It was held last 10-11 April 2019 at the DOST-ASTI Training Room, Diliman, Quezon City. 

Attended by representatives from various Philippine government agencies, academe, and international organizationsDr. Manickam presented an overview on Securing OpenStack CloudHe also discussed the advantages of using cloud storage over traditional storage (i.e. flash drives and personal devices) as well as its accompanying threats. 

Prof. Md. Saiful Islam of National Advanced IPv6 Centre was also among the speakers. He introduced Cloud Security and the Asi@Connect Project’s initiative on Distributed and Cloud-based Network Defense Systems for National Research and Education Networks (NRENs)Mr. Raymond Nuñez of UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEEI), on the other hand, talked about the Security within the Philippine Government Network. 

Dr. Hossen Asiful Mustafa of Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology led a Cloud Enabled Security System hands-on session, while Mr. Antriksh Mathur discussed FIWARE Cloud Architecture and demonstrated Firmware Application Development. Lastly, Dr. Mohammed F.R. Anbar of the National Advanced IPv6 Centre featured some Network Monitoring Tools and Security Analysis. 

The organizers also held a half-day stakeholders’ meeting that brought together various members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) community, who specialize in network security. Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr., DOST-ASTI Acting Director, provided the opening and welcoming remarks for the program.

The two-day event, funded by TEIN* Cooperation Center and the European Union (EU), was conducted as part of the Asi@Connect Distributed and Cloud-based Network Defense System for NRENs (DCNDS) Project. Its aim was to facilitate capacity building among network operations center (NOC) operators, network engineers, and security personnel that will support the effective operation of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the Asian region.