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The open and global nature of the Internet, built on fundamental principles of open standards, voluntary collaboration, reusable building blocks, integrity, permission-free innovation and global reach, has enabled remarkable social and economic innovation in ways that we could never have imagined. At the same time, using the Internet is not without risk. Malicious actors also see opportunities to gain benefit through fraud, thwart the activities of others or cause other damage. Closing the Internet is not the solution.

Instead, we need to focus on ensuring the Internet is stable, secure and resilient. To do so, it is important that these issues be addressed by all stakeholders in a spirit of collaboration and shared responsibility. It is also important that these issues be addressed in ways that do not undermine the global architecture of the Internet or curtail internationally recognized human rights.

The Internet Society is working closely with the OECD, APEC, ENISA, WEF and other organizations to develop policy solutions that further this goal. In the technology space, our focus is on resiliency and security of two main pillars of the Internet – its naming and routing systems.

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ISPs underestimate value of security, core demand for 71% of enterprises
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In the news 17 October 2017

ISPs underestimate value of security, core demand for 71% of enterprises

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KRACK proves we need more encryption on the Internet
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Security 16 October 2017

KRACK proves we need more encryption on the Internet

A serious weakness in Wi-Fi security was made public earlier today. The Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) can break Wi-Fi...

On Approaches to Internet Security, Cybersecurity, and the Path Forward
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Security 16 October 2017

On Approaches to Internet Security, Cybersecurity, and the Path Forward

On 5 October, I had the pleasure of speaking at the New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference, which...

“Keep those eyebrows up!” – Cybersecurity at the Global Women’s Forum
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Security 6 October 2017

“Keep those eyebrows up!” – Cybersecurity at the Global Women’s Forum

News of cyberattacks is slowly becoming a new normal. We are still at a stage where high-profile cases, like...

IPv6, DNSSEC, Security and More at ION Malta
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Security 6 October 2017

IPv6, DNSSEC, Security and More at ION Malta

The Deploy360 team is back from ION Malta, which took place on 18 September alongside an ICANN DNSSEC Training...

The Most Important Participant in the Internet Ecosystem
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Security 4 October 2017

The Most Important Participant in the Internet Ecosystem

The Internet is borderless, decentralised and indiscriminate, and it can empower people across class, colour and social status. But...

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