DNS Abuse Investigation Workshop

Dates  :  29 April 2016
Time  : 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Venue  : Singapore. 10 Pasir Panjang Road, #10-43 Mapletree Business City, Singapore 117438
Course Fees  : Free (Sponsored by SGNIC and ICANN).
Registration  : Registration is now Open
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. If the number of people signing up exceeds the number of seats, you will be put on a waiting list. We will contact you, via email, if seats becomes available.
To register for the event, please email [email protected] with the following details:
  1. Name
  2. Organisation
  3. Job Title
  4. Phone number
  5. Mobile number
  6. Email address
Misc. Notes :
  • Venue does not provide complimentary parking coupons. Parking fees is $2 per hour.
  • Attire would be smart casual.
  • Lunch will be provided.

For further enquiries: Please email [email protected] or call +65.62110739

Course Highlights

This workshop helps attendees analyse domain name and DNS abuses, and use various strategies, techniques and tools to handle those abuses. Through a combination of presentations, demonstrations and hands-on exercises, attendees will learn how to collect information (e.g. domain name owner, IP addresses and webhosts) required for further investigations.

Target Audience

DNS Technical Staff (Registrars, Webhosting providers, ISPs, CERTs and law enforcement agencies).

Workshop Goals

  • To improve the security response readiness of the local Internet community against domain name and DNS abuses.
  • Allow participants to understand tools and techniques to perform DNS abuse investigation.
  • Study different mitigations techniques against DNS abuse incidents.

Course Prerequisites
  • Basic DNS and domain name knowledge
  • Basic Linux/Unix commands
  • A WiFi capable laptop to bring to class.

Course Outline
  • Challenges of distinguishing abuses from legitimate use of DNS
  • Accessing DNS, domain registration and IP related information
  • Dealing with domain name seizures
  • Tools to collect DNS and registration data
  • Reputation tools
  • Incident Response
  • Examples, use cases and case studies

Course Instructor
Champika Wijayatunga

Engagement Manager (ICANN)

Champika is the ICANN's Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) Engagement Manager for the Asia Pacific. He supports the ICANN's external SSR program and represents ICANN in operational, technical and capacity building forums in the APAC region.

Prior to ICANN, Champika was the Training Unit Manager at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. He also served as a Team Leader, a Senior Training Specialist and also APNIC's Liaison Officer for the South Asia region. Champika started his career with IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer and worked in IT industry, academia, research, and training environments in the Asia Pacific.