[council] Security advisory Hyderabad IGF Meeting

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Thu Nov 27 09:56:39 UTC 2008

Useful information for those travelling to Hyderabad

ICANN Security staff are monitoring the recent attacks in Mumbai and have the following immediate advice for staff and other travelers to the upcoming IGF Meeting in Hyderabad.

1) If possible - transit through Mumbai Airport to Hyderabad should be avoided. Police activity and increased security in Mumbai is already causing significantly increased delays in transit.  Increased security nationwide will likely affect other cities in India over the next several days but will cause the greatest delays in Mumbai for the short term.

2) Novatel Hyderabad and Hyderabad International Convention Centre staff have advised that additional security and police coverage will be in place for the IGF meeting.  Attendees should be prepared to furnish additional identification to authorities in transit and at the hotel/conference venues.

3) No specific information has been developed to indicate that there are increased threats to the meeting venue but attendees should continue to monitor the situation and maintain contact with meeting organizers.   The well coordinated attacks in Mumbai appear to target western visitors and ICANN board and staff should take appropriate precautions to avoid high profile while in country.

Links to media coverage of the attacks include:


ICANN assumes no liability for the accuracy of this information or for actions taken based on our warnings.

Geoff Bickers
Director of Security Operations
4676 Admiralty Way | Ste 330
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 USA
tel +1 310 823 9358 | fax +1 310 823 8649

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