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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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Are you ready? How to prepare for the DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover on October 11, 2018
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Security 4 October 2018

Are you ready? How to prepare for the DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover on October 11, 2018

Are you ready? Are your systems prepared so that DNS will keep functioning for your networks?  One week from...

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month = International IoT Security and Privacy Month
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Security 4 October 2018

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month = International IoT Security and Privacy Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and as part of our work with the Online Trust Alliance and our...

The Facebook Breach: Some Lessons for the Internet
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Security 1 October 2018

The Facebook Breach: Some Lessons for the Internet

Last week Facebook found itself at the heart of a security breach that put at risk the personal information...

From Idea to Action: Beyond the Net Selects 15 Amazing Chapter Projects!
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Security 14 September 2018

From Idea to Action: Beyond the Net Selects 15 Amazing Chapter Projects!

The Beyond the Net Funding Programme is pleased to announce the results of our 2018 grant cycle. A total...

We Need a Common Language for the Internet of Things
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Security 7 September 2018

We Need a Common Language for the Internet of Things

When someone tells me they have bought smart light bulbs, an Internet-connected pet cam, or any other Internet of...

Deploying TLS 1.3
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Security 26 August 2018

Deploying TLS 1.3

Last week saw the formal publication of the TLS 1.3 specification as RFC 8446. It’s been a long time...

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