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ISSA-LA July 17 Dinner Meeting

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Come and network with your friends, make new friends, and hear an amazing speaker. A buffet dinner will be served and drinks will be available.

Please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-internet-all-the-boring-stuff-you-never-thought-about-tickets-873410964707

Topic: Welcome to the Internet — all the boring stuff you never thought about

With over three decades of experience in technology, John Crain will discuss how the Internet works from the viewpoint of various organizations, including ICANN. He will also talk about some of the efforts underway to advance Internet security & stability and how you can get involved.

Speaker: John Crain

John is the Chief Technology Officer for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers . A member of ICANN’s executive team, John works with staff and the community to enable and enhance capabilities that improve the overall security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet’s identifier systems and associated infrastructures. He also represents ICANN in operational and technical dialogues and forums to ensure the community’s engagement with these programs.

Prior to his time at ICANN, John worked as part of the executive management team at RIPE NCC in Amsterdam. RIPE NCC is the regional Internet registry (RIR) that provides Internet resource allocations for Europe and surrounding areas. John has been directly involved in the administration of Internet identifiers since his start at RIPE NCC in 1995 and has worked in all areas of Internet Protocol (IP) address administration. John also has extensive experience in Domain Name System (DNS) administration and managing Internet infrastructure services.


Opening Topic: Routing Security

With various network solutions and equipment becoming more available, more people are getting familiar with and utilizing BGP. As a result, the number of hijacking incidents has increased drastically. While some of it is done by accident, bad actors have started using this to their advantage. The dangers of route hijacking, how it’s done and how to protect against it will be discussed.

Speaker: Roman Tatarnikov 

Roman Tatarnikov is a Consultant and a Nomination Committee Member at ARIN. He has always been interested in designing and building systems, and with technology in general.  Roman has worked with regional ISPs and founded his own consulting business.

These days, he cares deeply about communications and governance, so he has started helping ISSA, ARIN, and diving deeper into Internet governance. He continues to consult with ISPs, small businesses and other organizations, assisting at both technical and operational levels. He shares his knowledge and experience with others, through his advisory and volunteer roles with organizations like ISSA, NANOG, ARIN, and ISOC.


July 17
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT


1003 E 4th Pl 8th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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