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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.

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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Internet Society Submission to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of the Right to Freedom of Expression and Opinion Regarding the Use of Encryption and Anonymity in Digital Communications

The Internet Society welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the report that will be prepared by the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right ...

Best Practices: Security & Privacy for Enterprises

OTA recommends that all organizations implement the following best practices:

Attacks against user credentials, including brute force, sniffing, host-based access and theft of password databases, remain very strong attack vectors ...

Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem

In many developing countries and emerging regions the vast majority of content accessed by local users is hosted overseas. This content must traverse international links that are often expensive and ...

Barefoot & Connected: Socio-behavioural impact of wireless broadband & digital intervention in a village campus

The Wireless for Communities (W4C) programme has connected rural and remote locations in as many as 38 districts across 18 states of India — and the numbers are growing. One of these ...

Routing Resiliency Survey Report

Routing security incidents happen - for many network operators probably at least once a month, and probably close to 5% of those incidents have real (and negative) network impacts. And ...

Video: IPv6 and Embedded Systems

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Courseware: IPv6 in Networking Essentials

We need to write something up about this: -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Olivier Bonaventure Sent: 14 November 2013 10:01 To: [email protected] Cc: Florentin Rochet; David Lebrun; ...

Internet Society positions on the renewal of IGF Mandate and the WSIS 2015 Review

We believe that the IGF is one of the most effective and successful outcomes of the WSIS. The IGF inspires people to work effectively in support of people-centered development – ...

ITU Plenipotentiary 2014 – Outcomes

This chart represents a preliminary effort at providing an outcome summary of the items that were captured in the ISOC PP-14 analysis matrix. Note that this information is presented on ...

The Rise of the Digital Citizen Stakeholder : Re-balancing Multistakeholder Governance

The Rise of the Digital Citizen-Stakeholder: Re-balancing Multistakeholder Governance is the paper written by Andrew Power.

The principle feature in the evolution of the internet has been its ever growing ...

DNSSEC Fact Sheet

Looking for a quick way to explain DNSSEC to people?  Would you like a DNSSEC handout you could print out and distribute at an event?  Need something to send to ...

IPv6 Fact Sheet

The Internet operates by moving data between networks. To communicate, each device connected to the Internet must be identified by an Internet Protocol (IP) address. We’ve been using IP ...

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.