Liberia School of Internet Governance (LSIG) 2021
Invitation to Apply as a Fellow to the Second Edition of the Liberia School of Internet Governance (LSIG) taking place from Time: August 9 -14, 2021. Venue: Online via webinar and e-learning, and one day face-to-face at Corina hotel. Introduction Internet Society Liberia Chapter has since worked with other Internet and ICT stakeholders in Liberia to organize the Liberia Internet Governance School and Forum (LSIG/LIGF) that brings together local actors in ICT policy discussions. In response to a need for new voices, ISOC Liberia Chapter with support from the Internet Society Foundation small Grant partnered with Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of Liberia, AU Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA), and other stakeholders to organize the First edition of Liberia School of Internet governance (LSIG) 2020. LSIG is now set to be among ISOC Liberia Chapter’s flagship programs, and its success has not been only in bringing in new voices but also in encouraging those whose work has been disrupted by the internet to understand and contribute to the internet policymaking processes. The goal of the School of Internet Governance is to ensure that diverse actors have the skills to participate in Internet governance structures and shape the future of the Internet. ISOC Liberia Chapter is a multi-stakeholder body in Liberia for people and institutions interested and involved in Internet Advocacy, capacity development, and policy and regulation. ISOC Liberia Chapter is opting to expand the horizon of the school bringing onboard Fellows from more diverse backgrounds and representation from all stakeholder groups. There will also be representation from underrepresented groups such as people working in rural Liberia, artists, and those working in applied ICT for example agriculture sectors. The faculty is sourced from local and African actors such as the regulators, the executive, civil society leaders, digital rights activists, lawyers, and the technical community. ISOC Liberia has started consultative meetings with IGF focal person of Liberia, Ministry of Post and Telecommunication (MOPT), the National IGF Convener, LTA, West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF), and the AU Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA) to form collaboration and strategic alignment on the Liberia national IGF and LSIG. ISOC Liberia is working with other stakeholders to host the 3RD Liberia National Internet Governance forum after the LSIG. Objectives LSIG’s mission is to increase the capacity of key actors and potential actors in the local internet governance space. These include traditional human rights defenders and civil society organizations, students, academia, the tech community, and government departments. These actors are also commissioned to participate in international internet policymaking for thereby contributing African perspectives in global debates. The training aims to: Get participants to understand internet governance. Increase the mass of people contributing to internet policymaking in Liberia and globally. Equip participants with skills to effectively participate in internet governance discussions and forums. Provide networking opportunities for different stakeholders. Provide actors involved in internet governance (trainers) with feedback on emerging issues. Methodology LSIG will take place over five days. During the training, participants are taken through basic concepts in internet governance with a focus on Liberia's contribution throughout the years. Topical issues such as online protest and content generation, cybersecurity, encryption, digital rights, online marketing, artificial intelligence, digital economy, Key internet policy and regulatory issues and processes, Broadband and Wireless Networks, Critical Internet Infrastructure, data protection foundation, regulations, privacy & legislative approaches, governance approaches to moderate legal but objectionable content and the participants will interact with policymakers such as the Communications Authority, legislative drafters, and private sector policy advocates. The training is a mix of lectures and interactive activities. Participants get to listen to perspectives from veterans and practitioners who have participated in internet governance as well as emerging leaders. They also get to stimulate scenarios and envision the future of the internet and policy-making in Africa. Requirements We are accepting fellowship applications from an interested individual. Only 30 fellows will be enrolled for this year Liberia school of Internet Governance (LSIG). Those selected fellows will enroll in the e-learning and complete the modules from PRIDA during the five days. Only those who completed the modules, passed the trial tests, and attended all the five days lectures, will be certificated. It is also required of each fellow to undertake an initiative within the respective community after completion for more engagements. The selection will go across to all stakeholder groups, but it will be based on basic knowledge in ICTs. Only selected fellows will be contacted. The two days webinar discussions will be opened to all participants along with the selected fellows. There will be no selection criteria for attending the webinar. The applicant to the webinar will only do registration for free to attend the zoom conference. The deadline for fellowship application is July 31, 2021, at 16:00 UTC.
"Learning DNS its Privacy"
Internet Society Liberia Chapter Invites you to attend a WEBINAR on "Learning DNS its Privacy". Objective: It is important to learn those techniques for improving end-user DNS privacy protection that prevents DNS from exposing information about networks or websites users visit and the people users communicate with. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources. Each device connected to the Internet has a unique IP address that other machines use to find the device. Since DNS does not implement any mechanisms to provide confidentiality to DNS transactions, all DNS queries and responses are sent in the clear, and therefore, all nodes that process the queries including the recursive resolver and the various authoritative DNS servers will be able to log the original query. Therefore, any nodes that process the query packets, that is, any intervening routers can also access the original query. Since the recursive resolver resends the original query to each authoritative server it contacts, the original query is leaked to them, unnecessarily, as well making the DNS unprotected. Time: July 7, 2021, at 1:00pm – 3:00pm UTC Why Attend? Because DNS has been largely unencrypted allowing everyone between a device and the resolver to be able to snoop on or modify DNS queries and responses; so, you need to know how encryption can help in solving such a problem. Because DNS messages are unprotected, other attacks are possible on a network where queries could be directed to a resolver that performs DNS hijacking by redirecting users to a search page that returns a fake response for a domain that does not exist. You need to know how encryption can rescue the DNS in the process. Because attending this webinar will prepare you for the training coming up on DNSSEC with hands-on in labs environment using Linux or UNIX OS. Who should Attend? Regulators Policymakers Systems Engineers Software Engineers Networks Administrators IT professionals IT Instructors Educators IT Students Those interested in knowing about DNS Privacy and DNSSEC.
"Encryption Rescues DNS Privacy"
Internet Society Liberia Chapter Invited chapter members and non members to attend a WEBINAR on "Encryption Rescues DNS Privacy". Where about 100 applications were received from interested applicants. The webinar took place as scheduled with 2/3 of registered participants present. Objective: The objective of this webinar was to prepare the participants in learning the fundamental concepts of encryption (cryptography) necessary to better understanding DNSSEC coming up in webinar series with hand on the application in a Labs environment. Registration was free at: https://tinyurl.com/2wrb6dhk or https://isoc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpfuqgrTwoE9ZVXM-4Tp38Bj_39FRsAy8v. Time: June 17, 2021 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm UTC Where: Online at ZOOM Conference Center Why Attended? Because DNS has been largely unencrypted allowing everyone between a device and the resolver to be able to snoop on or modify DNS queries and responses; so, the participants must know how encryption can help in solving such a problem. Because DNS messages are unprotected, other attacks are possible on a network where queries could be directed to a resolver that performs DNS hijacking by redirecting users to a search page that returns a fake response for a domain that does not exist. Participants must know how encryption can rescue the DNS in the process. Because attending this webinar prepared participants for the webinar series coming up on DNSSEC with hand on in labs environment using UNIX OS. Who needed to Attend? Systems Engineers Software Engineers Networks Administrators IT professionals IT Instructors Educators IT Students Those interested in knowing about Encryption and DNS Privacy
Cyber Security Seminar Webinar - Day 1
Cyber Security Education and Training Seminar The Internet Society Liberia Chapter in collaboration with the Liberia Telecommunication Authority and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications pleased to request your institution delegates from your Information Technology (IT) Department to attend a Cybersecurity Education and Training Seminar that is slated for 18th – 19th March 2021, commencing at 9:00 A.M. The 18th will be conducted virtually on ZOOM. The registration can be done at https://internetsociety.org.lr/events, and 19th in-person at the Corina Hotel. It is observed that Liberia’s critical national Internet infrastructures and non-critical infrastructures depend on information networks for their operability. The ability to prevent effective cyber-attacks against a nation’s critical infrastructure depends on the availability of a skilled cyber-literate workforce, and therefore, on an educational system that can build such capabilities. This two days comprehensive cybersecurity training will cover everything from core terminology to how computers and networks function, security policies, cybersecurity strategy, risk management, a new way of looking at passwords, cryptographic principles, network attacks & malware, wireless security, firewalls, security technologies and tools, web, browser security, backups, virtual machines, and cloud security. As we all strive to make Liberia a Digital Economy with Telecommunications/ICT tools being the vehicle by which socio economic development is achieved, the importance of the Cybersecurity Education and Training cannot be over emphasized.
Cyber Security Seminar Webinar - Day 1
Cyber Security Education and Training Seminar The Internet Society Liberia Chapter in collaboration with the Liberia Telecommunication Authority and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications pleased to request your institution delegates from your Information Technology (IT) Department to attend a Cybersecurity Education and Training Seminar that is slated for 18th – 19th March 2021, commencing at 9:00 A.M. The 18th will be conducted virtually on ZOOM. The registration can be done at https://internetsociety.org.lr/events, and 19th in-person at the Corina Hotel. It is observed that Liberia’s critical national Internet infrastructures and non-critical infrastructures depend on information networks for their operability. The ability to prevent effective cyber-attacks against a nation’s critical infrastructure depends on the availability of a skilled cyber-literate workforce, and therefore, on an educational system that can build such capabilities. This two days comprehensive cybersecurity training will cover everything from core terminology to how computers and networks function, security policies, cybersecurity strategy, risk management, a new way of looking at passwords, cryptographic principles, network attacks & malware, wireless security, firewalls, security technologies and tools, web, browser security, backups, virtual machines, and cloud security. As we all strive to make Liberia a Digital Economy with Telecommunications/ICT tools being the vehicle by which socio economic development is achieved, the importance of the Cybersecurity Education and Training cannot be over emphasized.