Routing Security SIG

SIG Charter

The SIG will provide a platform to discuss the operational issues and best practices to secure global Internet routing.  The SIG will be the forum for discussion about broader Internet routing security topics including RPKI, IRRd, etc. which are very much related to network operators.  The SIG will act as a forum to develop and clarify deployment of services by APNIC such as RPKI, IRRd, RRDP etc and collect feedback from network operators about what changes they want and how it is positively/negatively impacting their operations. The SIG will focus on information sharing, outreach, capacity building, and other activities that will advance APNIC’s vision for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet.

The SIG will also work as an advisory and supporting organization to review technical elements of policy proposals concerning routing security to advise the APNIC Community.

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About the Chair (To be elected at APNIC 56)


About Co-Chairs

Name Dr. Di Ma (Acting Chair)
Tenure APNIC 52 – APNIC 56
Biography Dr. Di Ma is now the Principal Research Fellow of ZDNS a company that provides Internet infrastructure services. At ZDNS, he has been leading research activities regarding IPAM, DNSSEC and the RPKI. He has been active in the RPKI and routing security for a decade. He is one of the co-authors of RFC 8211 (Adverse Actions by a CA or Repository Manager in the RPKI), RFC 8416 (Simplified Local Internet Number Resource Management with the RPKI) and RFC 8897 (RPKI Relying Party Requirements). He was the co-founder of Routing Security SIG of APNIC (now acting co-chair of this SIG) and was an invited reviewer of ICANN OCTO-014 report on RPKI Technical Analysis. His expertise in routing security and experience of serving as acting co-chair of Routing Security SIG of APNIC make him competent to take this job.
Name Afifa Abbas
Tenure APNIC 52 – APNIC 56

My journey started with APNIC in 2015 from APNIC40 as a fellow. After that, I started to contribute back to the community and worked with the APNIC team closely. My involvement with APNIC was voluntary. I have written multiple blogs on Women in ICT. I have participated actively in order to create a mailing list for women in ICT for the APAC region. I was in APNIC fellowship selection committee in APNIC42 and was a mentor for APNIC42 fellows and also presented a paper on FIRST TC. In APNIC45 I presented a paper on security also moderated a session in Women in ICT. I was one of the Program Committee members for APNIC49, APNIC50, APNIC51, chair for Women in ICT session at APNIC50, and moderated the lightning talk session at APNIC50. At APNIC52, I was the co-chair of the Program Committee, will be speaking on newcomers’ the session, and also will moderate the lightning talk session.

I am passionate about cybersecurity and aspire to be an active contributor to the community’s needs. Based on the past experience and involvement I had with APNIC, I believe I make a good candidate.

Community Forums

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Date/Time Monday, 18 October 2021 | 12:00 PM UTC +8
Mode Online
  • Session Introduction – Meet the Chairs
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Philip Smith – What are the obstacles in implementing ROA and ROV
  • Open Mic – Q/A
  • Community Feedback on Action Items (Please refer to the mailing list for Action Items)
Links Zoom Recording | Presentation
Attendees 67

Date/Time Thursday, 10 June 2021 | 03:00 PM UTC +8
Mode Online
  • Welcome remarks, Aftab Siddiqui, SIG Chair
  • RPKI VIZ (with demo), Dr Di Ma, ZDNS
  • APNIC RPKI CPS, Tom Harrison and George Michaelson, APNIC
  • Panel discussion: RPKI Transparency wrt services and operations
    • Panelists: Taiji, JPNIC and Philip Smith, NSRC
  • Open mic
Links Zoom Recording | Presentation
Attendees 47