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Resource Library

Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
Read our reports, papers, and other documents for insight and vision on how we can get there.

Action Plan 2024

Our roadmap for tackling the threats and challenges for today’s Internet as we look to grow and defend it for future generations.

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2023 Year in Review

The Year in Review shows the steps we took in 2023 to ensure the Internet is for everyone. Learn about the positive difference we made for the Internet.

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Internet Impact Briefs

Shorter reports that analyze how different policies or new technologies may affect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

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Global Internet Report (GIR)

From trust to consolidation, access to sustainability, a deep look at the forces shaping our digital future.

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Policy Briefs

Our perspective on critical Internet issues, including community networks, encryption, open Internet standards, Internet Exchange Points, and more.

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The Relationship Between Local Content, Internet Development, and Access Prices

Report from the Internet Society, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Open Inter-networking

The modern Internet features increasing complexity of uses and demand for bandwidth. The Internet Society believes that an Internet access environment characterized by choice and transparency, ...


IoT Comments to Draft Trust Framework

The following is a summary of public responses to the request for comments (RFC) for the draft IoT Trust Framework.  Note in addition to the submissions listed below, OTA has received ...

2016 Presidential Candidates Online Trust Audit

The report evaluates the privacy, security and consumer protection practices of the top presidential candidates’ websites ...

IoT Wearables – Deep Dive Into Device Security Practices

Guest Speaker:
Daniel Miessler
Director, IOActive

Contributing to a more trustworthy internet, helping to protect our data, businesses and critical infrastructure.

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A Short Guide to IP Addressing

A short guide to IP addressing ...

Anti-Spoofing Whitepaper: Addressing the challenge of IP spoofing

Anti-Spoofing Report coverWhat is the issue with spoofed IP addresses?  What kind of attacks are made possible by spoofing?  What can be done to prevent or mitigate IP address spoofing?  We (Internet ...

Addressing the challenge of IP spoofing

Nowhere in the basic architecture of the Internet is there a more hideous flaw than in the lack of enforcement of simple SAV (source-address validation) by most gateways.   - Paul ...

Privacy and the Internet of Things: Event Report

As part of and in the lead up to the launch of our ‘Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies’ report, the APAC Bureau held several roundtable discussions ...

Interconnection and Traffic Exchange (ITE) Program Brochure

Available data shows that Africa imports more than 99% of the Internet content consumed creating an Internet Transit Deficit – where significantly less traffic is generated locally than accessed internationally ...

Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in Asia-Pacific 2015

The second Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Survey takes an in-depth look at ongoing Internet policymaking trends with the objective of gaining further insights on the most important policy themes and areas ...

Local Internet Governance Events Toolkit

Organizing local Internet governance events ...

Global Internet Report 2015

The Global Internet Report 2015 focuses on mobile Internet and presents data that show trends, benefits and challenges as well as recommendations for future of the Internet ...

The Internet and Sustainable Development

An Internet Society contribution to the United Nations discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals and on the 10-year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society. June 2015

Organization Reports

On annual basis, we publish annual reports (an Action Plan and Impact Report), as well as financial reports, annual financial statements, and Form 990s.