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About Internet Society 23 October 2018

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Is Proud to Join the Internet Society

By Kyle YorkGuest AuthorVice President, Product Strategy & General Manager, Oracle

The Internet has become the world’s most powerful tool for commerce, communication, and innovation because of a commitment from its stakeholders to work collaboratively to make it highly performant and more secure.

At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we take that commitment to a better Internet seriously and want to align ourselves with other organizations that share a similar vision. That is why I am so proud to announce our partnership with the Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet.

I have spoken previously about how highly I regard the Internet Society’s new CEO, Andrew Sullivan, but my admiration for the work being done extends throughout the organization. This is why it is important to me that our relationship with the Internet Society is more than ceremonial. We want to roll up our sleeves and get to work because there is much work to be done.

One area we feel we can help is in security. The Internet is a trust-based network of networks and it’s consistently under attack by bad actors. We believe there is simply greater strength in the collaboration of the good guys and gals. Security is a key pillar of everything we do at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Companies of all sizes are struggling to deal with a growing number of security threats and they should demand and expect their cloud platform partners to protect their business online in this digital age.

Our Internet Intelligence team, which has more than 15 years of measuring, collecting, and analyzing Internet infrastructure and security data, is working to assist the MANRS initiative (also known as: The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security). The primary objective of MANRS is to reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system, because routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet. Especially, as the Internet becomes the most important “corporate” network. We have studied the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for decades and feel like we have important data and valuable perspective to offer.

At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we are developing routing security tools that can be used by the MANRS community to further their mission. The tools are still in the early stages of development, but it is an example of how we are going to continue to play an active role within the Internet infrastructure community. We don’t want to sit by idly. We want to help lead from far out front. That’s the Oracle way.

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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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