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Building Trust 10 January 2020

‘Major Initiatives in Cybersecurity’ Shows Everyone Can Contribute to Trust

Olaf Kolkman
By Olaf KolkmanPrincipal - Internet Technology, Policy, and Advocacy

How do we work toward a more secure Internet?

In the Cyber Security discussions that take place in the various policy fora around the world, there is often little appreciation that the security of the Internet is a distributed responsibility, where many stakeholders take action.

By design, the Internet is a distributed system with no central core or point of control. Instead, Internet security is achieved by collaboration where multiple companies, organizations, governments, and individuals take action to improve the security and trustworthiness of the Internet – so that it is open, secure, and available to all.

Today we’ve published Major Initiatives in Cybersecurity: Public & Private Contributions Towards Increasing Internet Security to illustrate, via a handful of examples regarding Internet Infrastructure, there are a great number initiatives working, sometimes together and sometimes independently, in improving the Internet’s security. An approach we call collaborative security.

Major Initiatives in Cybersecurity describes Internet security as the part of cybersecurity that, broadly speaking, relates to the security of Internet infrastructure, the devices connected to it, and the technical building blocks from which applications and platforms are built.

We make no claim to completeness, but we do hope that the paper illustrates the complexity, breath, and depth of the various initiatives out there. And, by extension, that there are no one-size fits all solutions. In the spirit of collaboration, we appreciate any feedback you might have for future versions of this document.

Read Major Initiatives in Cybersecurity:Public & Private Contributions Towards Increasing Internet Security

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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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