Internet Society Chief Internet Technology Officer Olaf Kolkman will be speaking this week in both Washington, DC, and New York City on the Internet of Things (IoT), collaborative security, and our recent merger with the Online Trust Alliance. Two of the three events will be livestreamed and all have open registrations to attend in person.
Tuesday, 25 April: Washington, DC
At 12PM on Tuesday, The ISOC-DC Chapter will hold a panel discussion called, “Baked In: Can Policy Help Create Incentives in the Cybersecurity Marketplace?” You can watch the livestream of the event via that link, or attend...
Date published 24 April 2017
DC Chapter, Internet Infrastructure, Internet of Things, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Things (IoT), North America, NY Chapter, Open Internet Standards, Privacy, Security, webcast, Chapter, Other external events
Last week, the G20’s ministers responsible for the digital economy met in Düsseldorf to prepare this year´s G20 summit, scheduled for Hamburg, July 2017. Building on important strides initiated two years ago during the G20 summit in Antalya and based on the G20 Digital Economy Development and Cooperation Initiative (DEDCI), which was adopted last year under the Chinese G20 presidency, the Düsseldorf meeting adopted a “ G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Declaration” which includes also a “Roadmap for Digitalisation”. One day before the ministerial meeting, non-state actors were invited to...
Date published 14 April 2017
One of the few regrets of Vint Cerf, who is often referred to as the 'father of the Internet', is the fact that encryption using public cryptography was not baked in the original ARPANET design. While the early Internet was meant to meet a number of requirements such as resilience and openness, encryption was not one of them. Some of this was because of the high cost associated with encryption, and some if it was for other reasons. This explains why encryption was only introduced at later stages when CPU and memory resources were more affordable.
And, after the revelations in recent years of...
Date published 30 March 2017
It should come as no surprise that there are numerous activities related to Trust, Identity, and Privacy on the agenda for IETF 98. Below I will highlight a few of the many activities and provide pointers to a number of additional ones. There is something for everyone interested in these areas in Chicago in the coming week!
The fun starts before the meeting even begins with the IETF 98 Hackathon. There are two relevant efforts in the hackathon that I’d like to bring to your attention. The first one is a large collaboration of people working on DNS, DNSSEC, and DNS privacy. This is a well-...
Date published 24 March 2017
Global, Identity, IETF, IETF98, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet Infrastructure, Networks & Trust, Open Internet Standards, Privacy, Standardisation, Other external events
IETF 98 in Chicago next week seems to be relatively quiet from an encryption perspective compared to some past meetings. However, this could be viewed as an indication of the progress that has been made in recent years as the IETF community has focused heavily on enabling encryption across protocols and updating the cryptographic algorithms being used in those protocols. There is not a great deal of activity specific to encryption in Chicago, and the work represented here this week is quite mature.
Some evidence of the continuing evolution in the encryption space is the IETF 98 Hackathon....
Date published 24 March 2017
Encryption, Global, IETF, IETF98, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet Infrastructure, Networks & Trust, Open Internet Standards, Security, Standardisation, Trust, Other external events
If we had to choose music to accompany all our activities at APRICOT 2017 it would surely be Chopin’s Minute Waltz (Op 64, No 1)! No, we did not manage to fit 138 bars of music into 60 seconds but the tempo was very lively with frequent crescendos and diminuendos and a lengthy trill. Call it efficiency, but we all managed to share and exchange a lot of information working within the new shortened APRICOT 2017/APNIC 43 programme.
Employing good strategic planning, the ISOC Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau’s activities preceded our arrival into Saigon (the former name for Ho Chi Minh...
Date published 24 March 2017
APRICOT, Asia-Pacific, Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), Ho Chi Minh, IPv6, MANRS, Networks & Trust, Open Internet Standards, Vietnam, Wireless For Communities, Other external events
In this Rough Guide to IETF 98 post I'll highlight some of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) groups meeting during the IETF 98 meeting in Chicago next week. These groups are working to explore and address more sophisticated ways to use and share available bandwidth, improve Internet performance, and otherwise efficiently get Internet content to where it needs to be.
The tsvwg WG will include presentations and discussions on the L4S and DualQ approaches demonstrated at previous meetings. The WG has two meetings on Monday and Thursday afternoons...
Date published 23 March 2017
Global, IETF, IETF98, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet Infrastructure, Networks & Trust, Open Internet Standards, Performance, Scalability, Standardisation, Other external events
In this post for the Internet Society Rough Guide to IETF 98, I’m reviewing what’s happening related to IPv6 at IETF 98 in Chicago next week.
IPv6 global adoption rates increased by over 50% last year as pools of IPv4 addresses approached depletion at 4 of the 5 Regional Internet Registries, encouraging more network operators and content providers to actively deploy the protocol. With more large ISPs and mobile operators having announced plans to deploy IPv6 during 2017, and increasing interest in Home Networking and the Internet of Things, IPv6 is at the forefront of standardisation work at...
Date published 22 March 2017
Let’s look at what’s happening in the area of Internet infrastructure resilience in the IETF and at the upcoming IETF 98 meeting. My focus here is primarily on the routing and forwarding planes and specifically routing security and unwanted traffic of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) attacks. There is interesting and important work underway at the IETF that can help address problems in both areas.
DDoS attacks are a persistent and growing threat on the Internet. And as DDoS attacks evolve rapidly in the aspect of volume and sophistication, a more efficient cooperation between the...
Date published 21 March 2017
DDoS, Global, IETF, IETF98, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet Infrastructure, Open Internet Standards, Resilience, Security, Standardisation, Other external events
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword around the Internet industry and the broader technology and innovation business. We are often asked what the IETF is doing in relation to IoT and in this short post I'd like to highlight some of the relevant sessions scheduled during the upcoming IETF 98 meeting in Chicago next week. Check out the IETF Journal IoT Category for more details about many of these topics.
Before getting into the IETF 98 proceedings, I'll note that the IAB recently provided commentsto the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on...
Date published 20 March 2017