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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.

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Action Plan 2023

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

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Impact Report 2022

In a year of upheaval, the Internet connected us to reliable information, social connection, and opportunity. Find out how we addressed threats and connected underserved populations.

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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 Internet of Things (IoT): An Overview

On 15 October 2015 the Internet Society published this 50-page whitepaper providing an overview of the IoT and exploring related issues and challenges. You may download the complete document at ...

WSIS+10 Matrix

What are the positions of world governments on the 10 year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10)? As we prepare for the December 2015 high-level meetings at the United ...

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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  • Thought Leadership & Recognition
  • Shape Public ...

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 ...

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.