Foundation Projects

Enhancing National Cyber Security and Network Quality of Service in Advance of Papua New Guinea’s Hosting of APEC


This is one of two projects which worked together to support the technical community in Papua New Guinea. For information on the other project, see: Technical Cyber Security and Incident and Network Management Training.

This project worked to reduce national-level network inefficiencies and enhance the cybersecurity capabilities of Papua New Guinea, as a preparatory initiative to enhance network capacity prior to the installation of the second submarine cable. The project delivered technical skills training to local professionals responsible for the essential task of keeping PNG networks up and running, enhance emergency response capabilities through support for the new national Computer Emergency Response Team (PNG CERT) and technical interventions that improve strategic local infrastructure such as PNG’s new neutral Internet Exchange Point (PNG IX).

The project completed 13 engagements, including two technical assistance activities, 10 technical training workshops and one community consultation. These capacity-building efforts provided training on routing, network and information security, and the DNS. It also provided support for the PNG CERT and PNG IXP communities. The project also sponsored five members of the PNG technical community to attend the APNIC 46 conference and training events.

The two combined projects were compiled in the PNG TRAINING Final Report. Click the image below to download the PDF.

The cover of the PNG TRAINING final report.
The cover of the PNG TRAINING final report.

For funding information, see the relevant annual reports.