The APNIC Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural round of ISIF Asia IPv6 Deployment grant recipients to be supported as part of our Infrastructure program. These four organizations are strong ambassadors for IPv6 deployment in the Asia Pacific.
We look forward to sharing updates as they make progress with deployments, and we hope to see more organizations adopting IPv6 and following in their footsteps in years to come!
BOOM! Inc., Micronesia: USD 250,000
Tonga Communication Corporation, Tonga: USD 250,000
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India: USD 240,000
Yayasan Badan Wakaf Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia: USD 60,000
The projects by BOOM! Inc. and Tonga Communication Corporation both have a strong focus on building local expertise and using their deployment experience to empower others in the Pacific to be more self-sufficient in developing and maintaining their network infrastructure.
The projects led by National Institute of Technology Karnataka (in partnership with India Internet Engineering Society – IIESoc) and Universitas Islam Indonesia (in partnership with the Indonesia Network Information Centre – IDNIC), will focus on deployment in the academic sector, including training for students and early-career engineers as part of their projects.
Plans are underway for offering continuing support for IPv6 deployment in 2023. Please check our website early next year to see how you can apply!
As the first national CERT in the Pacific Islands, certTonga was established in July 2016, in order to provide “A safe and secure digital environment for the Kingdom of Tonga and its citizens”. The team aimed at conducting incident handling, performing vulnerability handling, and providing security consultation and advice at Tonga and greater Pacific.
The Cybersecurity grant, funded by Internet Society, assisted in the setting up of Tonga CERT’s capacity and capability to undertake its mandated function. APNIC and it’s Foundation also helped find opportunities for certTonga Staff to partake in capacity building activities and chances to collaborate and form partnerships with relevant organizations.
During the project implementation, there has been many awareness and educational initiatives in relation to the functions of the CERT and through the better understanding of its security role in the government and society, participation and involvement is being increased from time to time.
certTonga is now playing a vital role in the Tonga Police investigation process which has placed the certTonga in a position to be actively planned to grow in all areas to be able to cope with the demand. There is a particular focus on building capacity of the team as it is now essential to the continuous operation of the CERT as well as obtaining a reliable information obtained from a verified sources and undisturbed evidences.
The Final Technical Report “Developing certTonga” is available for download.