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  • NDSS 2020: The Best in Security Research – For the Good of the Internet
    by Karen O'Donoghue on February 21, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    On 23 February, the 27th consecutive Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) kicks off in San Diego, CA. NDSS is a premier academic research conference addressing a wide range of topics on network and system security. It’s an incubator for new, innovative ideas and research on the security and privacy of the Internet. NDSS The post NDSS 2020: The Best in Security Research – For the Good of the Internet appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Canada’s Innovative Future Relies on Upholding Core Properties of the Capital ‘I’ Internet
    by Katie Jordan on February 21, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    As Canada considers how to renew its broadcasting and telecommunications regulatory regime, it should steer clear of recent recommendations that would impact key Internet properties that foster Canadian innovation online. On Jan. 29 the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review (BTLR) panel handed the Canadian government 97 recommendations to consider as it prepares new legislation to The post Canada’s Innovative Future Relies on Upholding Core Properties of the Capital ‘I’ Internet appeared first on Internet Society.

  • The Week in Internet News: CIA Had Encryption Backdoor for Decades
    by Grant Gross on February 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    We’re watching you: The U.S. CIA secretly had an ownership stake in Swiss encryption company Crypto AG for decades and was able to read encrypted messages sent using the company’s technology, the Washington Post reports. West German intelligence agencies worked with the CIA. Forbes columnist Jody Westby called for a congressional investigation. We’re watching you, The post The Week in Internet News: CIA Had Encryption Backdoor for Decades appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Member News: Internet Society Chapters Focus on Security
    by Grant Gross on February 14, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Security on your mind: The Internet Society’s Chapter in Benin recently hosted a conference focused on online security and on connectivity issues. Much of the discussion focused on instability of connections in the country, with participants concerned about degraded connections. Participants also talked about limited coverage for mobile services. On the topic of security, speakers The post Member News: Internet Society Chapters Focus on Security appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Let’s Improve Routing Security at APRICOT 2020
    by Aftab Siddiqui on February 13, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Internet builders in Asia-Pacific get together around this time every year at APRICOT to learn from each other and other leaders from around the world. Routing security will be a key theme, and we will be sharing in multiple sessions why the MANRS initiative is important to the global routing system. Also called the Asia-Pacific The post Let’s Improve Routing Security at APRICOT 2020 appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Every Day Should Be Safer Internet Day
    by Diego Rafael Canabarro on February 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for people and organizations around the world to join forces in a series of activities and events dedicated to working towards a more secure Internet. I’m really excited to take part in the activities organized by the Brazilian hub of Safer Internet Day, where the topic of encryption in The post Every Day Should Be Safer Internet Day appeared first on Internet Society.

  • The Week in Internet News: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    by Grant Gross on February 11, 2020 at 2:17 am

    The FBI weighs in, again: The U.S. FBI, which has complained for years about the lack of access to encrypted communications, isn’t yet ready to call for legislation that would force tech companies to let police in, FCW.com reports. During a recent congressional hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) asked if there was “meaningful legislation that The post The Week in Internet News: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Announcing the Slates of Candidates for the 2020 Board of Trustees Elections
    by Olga Cavalli on February 10, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    As Chair of the Internet Society Nominations Committee, I am pleased to announce the slates of candidates for the 2020 Board of Trustees elections. The candidates for each slate are listed below in alphabetical order by last name. Chapters Election (two seats available) Satish Babu Maymouna Diop Luis Miguel Martinez Glenn McKnight Amir Qayyum Roberto The post Announcing the Slates of Candidates for the 2020 Board of Trustees Elections appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Learn, Contribute, and Engage! Introducing the Chapters Training Program!
    by Nancy Quiros on February 5, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Our members play a vital role in working for an open, globally-connected, and secure Internet for all – through their experience, knowledge, and passion. For this reason, we’re excited to announce the Internet Society’s 2020 Chapters Training Program. The Chapters Training Program will be the first engagement and learning program for members that focuses on developing new The post Learn, Contribute, and Engage! Introducing the Chapters Training Program! appeared first on Internet Society.

  • You Asked and We Listened: New Features in the MANRS Observatory
    by Andrei Robachevsky on February 4, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Collaboration and shared responsibility are two pillars of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, which we support so that there is a baseline of routing security for network operators around the world. The same values apply to running the MANRS Observatory, an online tool we launched in August that lets users track The post You Asked and We Listened: New Features in the MANRS Observatory appeared first on Internet Society.

  • The Week in Internet News: Broadband Finally Comes to Rural Areas in U.S.
    by Grant Gross on February 3, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Broadband expansions: There were several news articles this week about broadband deployments, including places in the U.S. that still were lacking access. Masslive.com reports that Princeton, Massachusetts, with a population of more than 3,400, finally has gotten high-speed Internet access. More than 35 towns in the state still lack access. In Princeton, the local pizza The post The Week in Internet News: Broadband Finally Comes to Rural Areas in U.S. appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Introducing our Open Standards Everywhere project – securing web servers in 2020!
    by Dan York on January 31, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    How do you make your web server as secure as possible – while using the latest open security standards? How do you ensure your web site is available to everyone  across all the global network of networks that is the Internet?  For the Internet to remain open, globally-connected, trustworthy, and secure, we believe the networks The post Introducing our Open Standards Everywhere project – securing web servers in 2020! appeared first on Internet Society.

  • This Data Privacy Day It’s the Little Things That Count
    by April Froncek on January 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Today we’re celebrating Data Privacy Day, which is all about empowering people and organizations to respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust. Let’s face it, protecting your privacy can feel overwhelming. It can seem like we conduct our entire lives online and it’s hard not to notice headlines about our privacy being undermined, like law The post This Data Privacy Day It’s the Little Things That Count appeared first on Internet Society.

  • The Week in Internet News: Apple Backs Away from Encryption Plan
    by Grant Gross on January 27, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Under pressure: Apple has scrapped plans to allow iPhone users to fully encrypt backups of their devices in iCloud after the U.S. FBI complained it would hinder investigations, Reuters reports. About two years ago, Apple told the FBI that it planned to offer users end-to-end encryption when storing their phone data on iCloud, but its The post The Week in Internet News: Apple Backs Away from Encryption Plan appeared first on Internet Society.

  • ISPs Should Strongly Consider MANRS to Fight Cybercrime: World Economic Forum Report
    by Adrian Wan on January 23, 2020 at 6:00 am

    A World Economic Forum (WEF) report released today recommends that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should strongly consider joining the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative to improve the security of the Internet’s global routing system. Systemic security issues about how traffic is routed on the Internet make it a relatively easy target for The post ISPs Should Strongly Consider MANRS to Fight Cybercrime: World Economic Forum Report appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Deep Dive: Scoring ISPs and Hosts on Privacy and Security
    by Kenneth Olmstead on January 21, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    In April 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its 10th Annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. The Audit looks at the security and privacy practices of over 1,000 of the top sites on the Internet from retailers to governments. In this post we will take a deeper dive into the ISP/Hosts The post Deep Dive: Scoring ISPs and Hosts on Privacy and Security appeared first on Internet Society.

  • The Week in Internet News: Kentucky Broadband Program Stalls
    by Grant Gross on January 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Broadband delays: KentuckyWired, an ambitious plan to bring broadband services to underserved, rural parts of the state, is about two years behind schedule, the Courier Journal reports. As a result, the promise of new high-tech jobs has not materialized. About 405,000 residents of Kentucky have no access to wired broadband. Cities take the lead: Meanwhile, The post The Week in Internet News: Kentucky Broadband Program Stalls appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Pacific Report to the Dynamic Coalition of Small Island Developing States in the Internet Economy
    by Maureen Hilyard on January 17, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    2019 was an active year for Pacific involvement in the Internet economy. What we have demonstrated is that originating from small island developing states (SIDS) in the Pacific does not restrict one’s opportunity to become a leader within large international organizations like ICANN, which manages and allocates domain names and IP addresses globally. I was The post Pacific Report to the Dynamic Coalition of Small Island Developing States in the Internet Economy appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Community Radio and Network Providers Join Force to Grow the Internet
    by Adrian Wan on January 15, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Last month, more than 50 community radio and network providers from all across Asia-Pacific journeyed by road from Bengaluru, India’s tech capital, to IruWay, a rural research lab about 80km away. As the traffic and indiscriminate honking outside the megacity faded, Internet signal also weakened, and at some point, there was no connection at all The post Community Radio and Network Providers Join Force to Grow the Internet appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Deep Dive: U.S. Federal Government’s Security and Privacy Practices
    by Kenneth Olmstead on January 14, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    In April 2019, the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its 10th Annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. The Audit looks at the security and privacy practices of over 1,000 of the top sites on the Internet, from retailers to government sites. In this post we will take a deeper dive into the U.S. The post Deep Dive: U.S. Federal Government’s Security and Privacy Practices appeared first on Internet Society.