Olaf Kolkman

Olaf Kolkman

Principal - Internet Technology, Policy, and Advocacy

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Biography

I am an executive-level advisor to, and spokesperson of, the Internet Society, where I formulate, review, and advise on strategic, technical, and policy issues.

I serve on several advisory boards and am the treasurer of the Global Forum on Expertise in Cyberspace. I served as IAB chair between 2007 and 2011 and was commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

I have two and a half decades of experience in Internet technology and policy matters, in particular those related to the security and trustworthiness of the Internet.

I like music, munching, movies, and making things.

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The EU’s Proposed Cyber Resilience Act Will Damage the Open Source Ecosystem Thumbnail
Strengthening the Internet 24 October 2022

The EU’s Proposed Cyber Resilience Act Will Damage the Open Source Ecosystem

The Cyber Resilience Act will impact the openness of the Internet by virtue of its impact on open source...

Two Months of War: The Impact on the Internet’s Core Thumbnail
11 May 2022

Two Months of War: The Impact on the Internet’s Core

Will the war in Ukraine have a lasting impact on the underlying fabric of the Internet? We used data...

NIS2 Inconsistency – a DNS Supply Chain Perspective Thumbnail
Internet Way of Networking 17 December 2021

NIS2 Inconsistency – a DNS Supply Chain Perspective

The European Union’s Network and Information Security directive (NIS2) is missing an opportunity to foster accountability across the entire...

NIS2 – Security, Resiliency, and DNS server infrastructure Thumbnail
Internet Way of Networking 5 November 2021

NIS2 – Security, Resiliency, and DNS server infrastructure

Right now, the European Union is developing their second Network and Information Security directive (NIS2) and I am concerned...

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Encryption 8 March 2021

Not the Encryption Apocalypse…Yet

“This destroys the RSA cryptosystem.” That is the last sentence in the abstract of a new, preliminary, dense mathematical...

Internet Way of Networking 27 April 2020

Discussion Paper Now Available about the New-IP Proposal

In the run up to the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-20) later this year there has been some discussion...

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