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Human Rights 10 April 2015

Internet Society Activities At The Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS2015)

Christine Runnegar
By Christine RunnegarSenior Director, Internet Trust

Next week, the Internet Society will be in The Hague for the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS2015) and other associated events including:

Internet security is a key focus for our organization this year and GCCS15 provides an important venue to continue cybersecurity discussions across many different stakeholder groups.

Kathy Brown, our President and CEO, will be speaking in a focus session on Thursday, 16 April 2015, at 16:45 (local time) focused on a secure place for business and people. A live stream will be available, so please go to the GCCS website to watch this session. Prior to that, on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, Kathy will be participating in the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIC) session led by Carl Bildt.  We will have more news to share about these sessions next week.

Olaf Kolkman, our CITO, will be speaking at the same time in a parallel session towards 21st century Internet standards, emphasizing the necessity to support the development, deployment and use of open standards. He will be highlighting the Open Stand principles. At this point in time, it appears there will not be a live stream for this session. Olaf will also be involved in several of activities organized by the ISOC Netherlands Chapter – watch for some exciting news!

Andrei Robachevsky, Technology Programme Manager, will be participating in a panel in a ONE Conference side event on Monday about increasing Internet resilience with BCP38 and onward organized by the Dutch NCSC. The full details of this event are still being ironed out but the focus will be how to increase adoption of anti-spoofing measures and best practices, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Best Current Practices BCP 38 – Network Ingress Filtering: Defeating Denial of Service Attacks which employ IP Source Address Spoofing. To learn more about our work in this area, please visit our Deploy360 Anti-Spoofing section and our MANRS initiative.

Finally, I will be joining other non-government stakeholders in a GCCS pre-event, a Civil Society Strategy Session on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, organized by the GCCS Advisory Board designed to coordinate stakeholder input in advance of the conference. On Tuesday, alongside the ONE Conference, I will also be participating in a networking breakfast organised by Women in Cyber Security (WiCS) which will be opened by the Cyber Security Director of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice, Wilma van Dijk.

It will be a very busy week for all of us as we engage in these discussions and sessions.  We are very much looking forward to meeting attendees from many different stakeholder groups from all around the world. If you are at the GCCS2015 event please do find us and say hello.

We will also have some announcements of our own throughout the week.  To stay up-to-date on what we are doing, please watch this blog and also follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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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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