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June is another busy month for the Internet Society in the area of Internet security.

People are what ultimately hold the Internet together. The Internet’s development has been based on voluntary cooperation and collaboration. Cooperation and collaboration remain the essential factors for its prosperity and potential.

This is the spirit of the various events that the Internet Society team is participating in this month.

On 4 June, I was honoured to participate in the European Agency on Network and Information Security (ENISA) Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) meeting in Athens. The PSG provides advice to ENISA’s Executive Director on the Agency’s programme of work and communication with relevant stakeholders.

Meanwhile, Dan York presented the Internet Society’s Collaborative Security approach for tackling Internet security issues in the Cybersecurity: bringing the puzzle together workshop at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Sofia on 5 June.

Last week, the Internet Society participated in a combined Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) and London Action Plan (LAP) meeting in Dublin where the Operation Safety-Net Best Practices to address online, mobile, and telephony threats was officially launched. Karen Mulberry was one of the contributors to this very useful resource.

On 9 June, Jan Zorz coordinated the 10th Slovenian IPv6 summit where there was a heavy emphasis on IPv6 security in the keynotes and sessions, and Phil Roberts spoke about network security at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago on a panel entitled “Network Security: Is Security the Big Showstopper?”

On 16 June, Robin Wilton spoke on a panel regarding often forgotten digital trust issues at the UK Internet Governance Forum.

Tomorrow, 18 June, Olaf Kolkman will deliver a keynote at the 27th annual FIRST Conference on Collaborative Security – Reflections about Security and the Open Internet, addressing the CSIRT community. (Read yesterday’s blog post about it!)

Mat Ford will moderate a panel discussion as part of the Co-ordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale (CARIS) workshop in Berlin on 19 June. The workshop agenda is packed and a key outcome will be to provide greater awareness of existing efforts to mitigate specific types of attacks and greater understanding of the options others have to collaborate and engage with these efforts.

Also this week, Frédéric Donck will participate in panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Building Effective Cybersecurity Systems, taking the opportunity to highlight the application of Collaborative Security to Internet security issues in the region.

At the same time, in Strasbourg, at the kind invitation of the Council of Europe, I will be illustrating the Collaborative Security approach in the context of tackling botnets in a workshop at the Octopus Conference on Cybercrime (17-19 June 2015) on policies, activities and initiatives on cybercrime of international and private sector organisations, and then debating issue related to security, privacy and the rule of law in the cloud in the plenary on Friday.

Next week, the Internet Society will participate in a meeting of the OECD Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy (SPDE) in Paris. We also coordinate the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)’s participation in the OECD.

Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dan York will be involved in a series of sessions related to DNS security (DNSSEC) at the ICANN 53 meeting.

All in all, a busy month. We hope to see you out there!

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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