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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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Webinar: Can Consumers Trust Retailers’ Email? Findings from OTA’s Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit
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Security 13 December 2018

Webinar: Can Consumers Trust Retailers’ Email? Findings from OTA’s Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit

Next Tuesday, 18 December, at 2PM ET (1900 UTC), we’ll be holding a webinar to discuss the results of...

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project
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Security 11 December 2018

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security held its first convening in...

Join Us to Discuss Attack Response at Internet Scale
Security 4 December 2018

Join Us to Discuss Attack Response at Internet Scale

How do we coordinate responses to attacks against Internet infrastructure and users? Internet technology has to scale or it...

Customer Data Isn’t Always an Asset: Lessons from the Marriott Data Breach
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Security 30 November 2018

Customer Data Isn’t Always an Asset: Lessons from the Marriott Data Breach

As data analytics have improved, the massive amounts of data that companies acquire from their customers has only gained...

A Critical First Step for IoT Security in Senegal
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Security 30 November 2018

A Critical First Step for IoT Security in Senegal

As barriers to entry start to fall, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry could provide Africa with an opportunity...

New Report: Major Online Retailers Increase Email Marketing Trustworthiness and Follow Unsubscribe Best Practices
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Security 28 November 2018

New Report: Major Online Retailers Increase Email Marketing Trustworthiness and Follow Unsubscribe Best Practices

Today, the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its fifth annual Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. OTA researchers analyzed...

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