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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.

Security News

RIPE 76 Sees Strong Focus on Routing Security
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Security 17 May 2018

RIPE 76 Sees Strong Focus on Routing Security

The RIPE 76 meeting is happening this week in Marseille, France, held at the fantastic location of the Palais...

Encryption Isn’t Perfect, That’s Why Choices Are Important
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Security 15 May 2018

Encryption Isn’t Perfect, That’s Why Choices Are Important

Encryption is a critical building block for online trust, but it’s never perfect. Any encryption you use is the...

What is BGP Hijacking, Anyway?
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Security 7 May 2018

What is BGP Hijacking, Anyway?

Two weeks ago, we learned about yet another routing security incident, namely the hijack of BGP routes to the...

Hackathon at Africa Internet Summit Focuses on Time, Vehicular Communications, and Network Programmability
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Security 3 May 2018

Hackathon at Africa Internet Summit Focuses on Time, Vehicular Communications, and Network Programmability

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Hackathon@AIS will be held in Dakar, Senegal, on 9-10 May, alongside the...

What Happened? The Amazon Route 53 BGP Hijack to Take Over Ethereum Cryptocurrency Wallets
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Security 27 April 2018

What Happened? The Amazon Route 53 BGP Hijack to Take Over Ethereum Cryptocurrency Wallets

Yesterday, we published a blog post sharing the news and some initial details about Amazon’s DNS route hijack event...

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord Fits Squarely in the Collaborative Security Approach
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Security 26 April 2018

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord Fits Squarely in the Collaborative Security Approach

Last week at RSA, more than 30 global companies came together to sign the Cybersecurity Tech Accord “to protect...

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