[Internet Society] Internet Society Joins Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

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English

Date: 

Sat, 02/18/2017

[Geneva, Switzerland ] – Reflecting the increasing importance of cross-border collaboration in addressing cybersecurity issues, the Internet Society today announced that it has joined the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) . The goal of this global body is to develop proposals for norms and policy initiatives to improve stability and security in cyberspace.

http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-joins-gcsc

[Internet Society Blogs] Usable Security Highlighted at NDSS 2017

A number of seminal papers appeared towards the end of the 20th century calling for more attention to be paid to the human in the security loop. For example, Anne Adams and Angela Sasse’s “Users are not the Enemy ” and Mark Ackerman and Lorrie Cranor’s « Privacy critics: UI components to safeguard users’ privacy . » The research field of Usable Security was thereby launched, and quickly garnered interest amongst academics and in industry. Almost two decades later this field has achieved independent status with a number of conferences and workshops being dedicated to this research field.

Melanie Volkamer

Karen Renaud

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2017/02/usable-security-highlighted-ndss-2017

[Internet Society Blogs] CITO Olaf Kolkman Speaking at RSA 2017 about IoT Security with Bruce Schneier

Today at the RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco, our Chief Internet Technology Officer Olaf Kolkman will be speaking as part of a panel on:

Internet of Insecurity: Can Industry Solve It or Is Regulation Required?

The abstract of the session is:

Dan York

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2017/02/cito-olaf-kolkman-speaking-rsa-2017-about-iot-security-bruce-schneier

[Internet Society Blogs] Connecting people across Africa to do valuable things in their community

Community established networks are emerging and evolving in Africa as a sustainable solution to address the existing connectivity gaps. 37 community networks initiatives have so far been identified in 12 African countries, of which 25 are considered active trying to set up or improve their own telecommunications infrastructure to connect the unconnected.

One of the goals of the Internet Society is to help expand connectivity and promote increased collaboration between community network operators in the region as well as provide an opportunity for them to engage with other stakeholders.

Betel Hailu

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau/2017/02/connecting-people-across-africa-do-valuable-things-their-community

[Internet Society Blogs] Promoting digital accessibility: For persons with disabilities, with persons with disabilities

The United Nations  estimate s  that one in six people (in Asia and the Pacific) live with disability – that is a total of 650 million people. Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) often face barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis, including the access to, and use of, information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Mr. Naveed Haq

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-bureau/2017/02/promoting-digital-accessibility-persons-disabilities-persons

[Internet Society Blogs] Save the date for 3 days of sharing, learning and networking at the 5th Africa Domain Name System- DNS Forum 2017!

Date : 26-28 July 2017

Location : Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Venue : TBC

What is the Africa DNS Forum?

The Africa Domain Name System Forum is an annual open event for stakeholders in the Domain Name Industry in Africa organized by Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AfTLD), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Society. The objective of the three-day event is to help the African domain name industry in Africa to grow at a competitive rate and ensure that the continent is on par with the rest of the world.

Who should attend?

Betel Hailu

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau/2017/02/save-date-3-days-sharing-learning-and-networking-5th-africa-domain-name