Lots of Events: Nanog 47, GPF 4.5, CNX3, 15th Euro-IX Forum, 1st Symposium on Ditigal Infrastructure (DE-CIX)
In the last couple of weeks I was attending lots of events. It started with the Nanog 47 meeting in Dearborn, Mi, USA. It was quite enlightening to talk to so many excellent network engineers and network managers. The most interesting session for me was the peering session. The guys from Hurrican Electric bought a cake for Cogent to convince Cogent to peer with them. Quite funny! :-)

DE-CIX is one of the hosts of the Global Peering Forum (GPF) 4.5. As this was my first GPF at all, it was very interesting to meet so many customers of DE-CIX at one place. To make sure I had the opportunity to talk to as many customers as possible I decided to manage the booth that gave away the free GPF 4.5 T-shirts. It was great fun to give away shirts while talking to customers.

After the GPF I attended the Third Carrier Exchange Network (CNX3) event. During the CNX3 I gave a power-talk about "Security Needs of the DE-CIX Covered by ISO 27001 and BSI IT Grundschutz ". The discussion after the talk was very enlightening as many attendees were thinking of getting a security certificate. The questions and comments showed that it is quite difficult to select an appropriate process to get a particular security certificate. I think, security consultancy firms should come up with additional aids to solve this problems.

The 15th Euro-IX forum was held in Rome, Italy. For me, it was the first time in Rome. I was really impressed about this lovely city with all the vintage sculptures and ruins. As nice as the city the program of the Euro-IX forum was. I am a member of the program committee and hence I was really interested in the talks of the route server session. The progress the different route server implementations made during the last six months was quite impressive. The talks of the security sessions were also very enlightening however as I chaired this session I already knew the slides, so the content was not really new to me. :-)

Yesterday, I attended the first symposium on digital infrastructure in Frankfurt. Prof. Beck talked about a survey investigating the co-location industries. For me it was interesting to learn that co-location prices dropped about eight percent during the last twelve month.

These were lots of events all over the world for the last couple of weeks. However, it looks like it will be a bit more quiet until Christmas. :-)

Posted by Thomas King at 17:33 2009-11-27 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0)

Bachelor Thesis about "Zertifizierte IT-Sicherheit in KMU" (DE-CIX)
Lucius Eder, a bachelor student from the university of applied sciences Darmstadt, submitted his bachelor thesis about "Zertifizierte IT-Sicherheit in KMU" last week. The thesis is in German and hence the title is also in German. Lucius worked for the last four month on the thesis at DE-CIX and I supervised his work. In this thesis he investigated if and how IT-security standards such as ISO 27001 and BSI IT-Grundschutz fit the requirements and processes of small and medium businesses. He deeply investigated this questions with respect to the DE-CIX Management GmbH. His findings are very interesting and helpful for the further decision processes at DE-CIX.
Posted by Thomas King at 17:26 2009-11-27 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0)