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
The year 2016 was indeed a successful year for the Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific (APAC) Team. We were able to leverage many opportunities throughout the year across the region, and together with our members, chapters and partners, we worked towards ensuring that the Internet kept growing and evolving.
For me personally, there were a couple of things that stood out. One was InterCommunity 2016 where we had 11 nodes located throughout the region engaged in robust intra-regional discussions on topical issues.
Another was ISOC’s first Regional Internet and Development Dialogue that brought...
Date published 19 April 2017
Privacy has been a top-of-mind issue in the United States for the past couple of weeks. Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to repeal privacy rules (pdf) passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year. The vote was close, 215-205, but it appears likely that the President will soon sign the resolution into law. Once that happens, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will not have to obtain opt-in approval from their customers to share information about their online activities (like their browsing history and geo-location data).
At the Internet...
Date published 03 April 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
It is a remarkably quiet week for DNS security and privacy topics at the IETF 98 meeting in Chicago next week. Both the DANE and DPRIVE working groups are moving along very well with their work on their mailing lists and so chose not to meet in Chicago. Similarly, with DNSSEC deployment steadily increasing (as we outlined in the 2016 State of DNSSEC Deployment report in December), the work to be discussed in DNS Operations (DNSOP) is more about exploring ideas to make DNSSEC even more secure.
Here is a quick view of what is happening in Chicago.
IETF 98 Hackathon
Over the weekend (...
Date published 23 March 2017
That was the question Bruce Schneier and I were asked by Craig Spietzle of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) during a panel he moderated recently at the RSA conference.
My answer to that question was “an unequivocal yes!” Below is the longer answer. The key lies in accountability.
Old wine in new bags
No matter how you think about the Internet of Things, it is clear that it captures a vision of mind boggling opportunities. Suddenly everything around is being connected. Security cameras, thermostats, fridges, and cars turn into connected computers. The speed of the changes by which the Internet...
Date published 28 February 2017
Global, Internet Infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Things (IoT), Networks & Trust, Open Internet Standards, Privacy, RSA, Security, Standardisation, Other external events
I don’t question the value of allowing my health data to be captured as a means to improve quality of care. Well-being for others and myself is very high on my list of imperatives. That being said, what I do question is the amount of control I have over my data relative to how much I trust the many hands through which it may pass. This past June here in the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that allows our health data to be sold to for-profit companies. Do you trust for-profit companies with your health data? I do not.
Date published 13 January 2017
With the news of a second, even bigger hack of Yahoo user data, common sense might conclude that consumers would be scurrying to batten down their Internet hatches. But a new study indicates otherwise, concluding that “security fatigue" has made many of us numb to the dangers lurking in cyberspace.
“Users are tired of being overwhelmed by the need to be constantly on alert, tired of all the measures they are asked to adopt to keep themselves safe, and tired of trying to understand the ins and outs of online security,” a team from the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology...
Date published 02 January 2017
Towards the end of October 2016, several Indian banks announced they would be recalling millions of debit cards in the wake of a data breach that affected the backend of software that powered an ATM network there.
It was a situation that could have been better mitigated; a government-sponsored organization tasked with sharing information about data breaches completely missed the warning signs that a breach was taking place. As a result, no one connected the dots until millions of fraud cases had been detected.
Raj Singh, Regional Bureau Director for the Asia-Pacific region, Internet Society,...
Date published 26 December 2016
The Wandera 2017 Mobile Leak Report, a global analysis of almost 4 billion requests across hundreds of thousands of corporate devices, found more than 200 mobile websites and apps leaking personally identifiable information across a range of categories - including those that are essential for work.
Most notably, the study revealed:
More than 59 percent of all the leaks identified were from just three categories: news and sports, business and industry and shopping.
Among leaked mobile sites and apps were well-known sites such as ESPN Fantasy Rugby, Fox Sports and Royal Mail
A vast majority of...
Date published 23 December 2016