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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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Another BGP Routing Incident Highlights an Internet Without Checkpoints
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Security 13 December 2017

Another BGP Routing Incident Highlights an Internet Without Checkpoints

Yesterday, there were two BGP routing incidents in which several high-profile sites (Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitch, NTT Communications...

Reflections from the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
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Security 13 December 2017

Reflections from the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Two weeks ago, a small delegation from the Internet Society was in Delhi for a series of meetings. (See...

Reflections on a Global and Cyber heavy week at GCCS and GFCE
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Security 12 December 2017

Reflections on a Global and Cyber heavy week at GCCS and GFCE

Two weeks ago, a small Internet Society delegation was in Delhi to participate in a number of events that...

MANRS, Routing Security, and the Brazilian ISP Community
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Security 11 December 2017

MANRS, Routing Security, and the Brazilian ISP Community

Last week, I presented MANRS to the IX.BR community. My presentation was part of a bigger theme – the...

One Week to IPv6, Routing Security, and More at ION Belgrade
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Security 16 November 2017

One Week to IPv6, Routing Security, and More at ION Belgrade

One week from today, we’ll be at ION Belgrade! Our last event of the year take place on Thursday,...

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 2: More IPv6 & IoT
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Security 13 November 2017

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 2: More IPv6 & IoT

This week is IETF 100 in Singapore, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting some of the topics that Deploy360 is interested...

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