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...
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...
Africans at the IETF Meeting
Venue: Swissotel Chicago, Montreux 2 room
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Time: 8 to 9 am (US Central Time)
There will be a session for the Africans who will be in attendance in Chicago for the upcoming IETF 98. The session will cover the IETF Africa initiative which aims to raise awareness of IETF standards in Africa and encourage more developers and network engineers from Africa to participate in the work being done at the IETF.
Starts at 8 (US Central Time)
· Introductions and Welcome – 5 mins
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...
It’s almost here! Pack your bags (or start your remote participation browser) and get ready for IETF 98! Starting on Sunday, 26 March, the Internet Engineering Task Force will be in Chicago, Illinois, where about 1000 engineers will spend a week discussing the latest issues in open standards and protocols. As usual, the agenda is packed, and the Internet Society is providing a ‘Rough Guide’ to the IETF via a series of blog posts on topics of mutual interest:
Internet of Things
Internet Infrastructure Resilience
Scalability & Performance
DNSSEC, DANE, and DNS Security
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...
A number of seminal papers appeared towards the end of the 20th century calling for more attention to be paid to the human in the security loop. For example, Anne Adams and Angela Sasse’s “Users are not the Enemy” and Mark Ackerman and Lorrie Cranor’s "Privacy critics: UI components to safeguard users' privacy." The research field of Usable Security was thereby launched, and quickly garnered interest amongst academics and in industry. Almost two decades later this field has achieved independent status with a number of conferences and workshops being dedicated to this research field. USEC is a...
The Beyond the Net Funding Programme is proud to announce the results of our November 2016 grant application cycle.
This cycle, we received 39 amazing applications from around the world. The project ideas were varied, original, and focused on helping local communities. It was hard, but the Selection Committee managed to pick six projects for funding.
These projects were selected for their uniqueness, structure and the benefits they will provide to their communities. With these new additions, Beyond the Net will have funded 26 projects since its inception.
These projects are at the core...
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 for the IETF Rough Guide to IETF 97, I'd like to highlight some of the relevant sessions scheduled during the upcoming IETF 97 meeting in Seoul. First, though, I'd like to add a small advertisement for you to tune into the ISOC@IETF Briefing Panel on Tuesday, 15 November, during lunch on "The I in IoT: Implications for a Global Open Internet." Registration to attend onsite is full, but...
Let’s look at what’s happening in the IETF and the upcoming IETF 97 meeting in the area of Internet infrastructure resilience. My focus in this Rough Guide to IETF 97 post is primarily on the routing and forwarding planes and specifically routing security and unwanted traffic of DDoS attacks. There is interesting and important work underway at the IETF that can help address problems in both areas.
The Secure Inter-Domain Routing (SIDR, http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/sidr/) WG has made a significant contribution to the area of routing security by developing the RPKI system and security...