The impact of (non-)adoption of Internet standards on cyber security

4 September 2014 - A Workshop on Other in Istanbul, Turkey

Agenda

IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

IGF & The Future of the Internet Ecosystem

Description

The adoption of (Internet) standards and best practices is a topic of much interest in improving cyber security and deterring cyber crime. In order for either standards or best practices to be effective, they must both be developed and be adopted. Achieving wide-scale adoption can be slow, as it requires building awareness and gaining consensus on practices. One key issue is who bears the responsibility for the implementation of standards and best practices. Another issue is the effect of (non-) adoption on Internet security.

In The Netherlands, standards and best-practice implementation is part of the Dutch government's medium-term vision for telecommunication, media and internet. This discussion process is supported by organisations like SIDN, NLnet Labs, RIPE NCC, SURFnet; key players with global impact.

Adoption of standards and best practices promoting cybersecurity is a multi national topic. NLIGF proposes to organise a paneldiscussion on this issue, addressing it from a global scope. Topics include the stakeholders and bodies that can or should develop standards and best practices, cooperation between these bodies and the process of deciding which issues to prioritize. The roles of consumers, industry, government in (non-)adoption is looked at, as well as the cost allocation of implementation. The panel will also consider how to ensure that developing nations can contribute to and take advantage of standards and best practices for cybersecurity and discuss new partnerships. Panellists range as wide as the topics are. The respective points of view of the panellists are part of this proposal.

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Sophie Veraart
Public/private partnership
Dutch IGF

We have prepared the workshop with input from all panellists and the support the subject actively.

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?

yes

The link to the workshop report

http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/2013-bali/workshops2013/reports-with-transcripts #90: No cyber security without government imposed regulation

Type of session

Panel

Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#standards #responsibility #cybersecurity #implementation

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

Paul Wilson (male)
Technical Community
Director General of APNIC, Australia
Y
Y

Marieke Pondman (female)
Government
Ministery of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands
Y
Y

Seedy Bensouda (male)
Technical Community/private sector
CEO and founder of InSIST Global, Gambia
Y
Y

Gaurab Upadajha (male)
Technical Community
APNIC(native of Nepal, and resident of Singapore)
Y
Y

Aparna Sridhar (female)
Technical Community/private sector
Google (USA)
Y
Y

Jari Arkko (male)
Technical Community
Internet Engineering Task Force, Finland
Y
Y

Adam Sedgewick (male)
NIST, USA
Y
Y

Chip Sharp
Cisco
Y
Y

Chiara Giovanni
ACNEC
Y
Y
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Paul Greenberg (male)
civil society
National Online Retailers Association in Australia
Y
N

Consumer organisation
N Searching for representative
N

Arturo Servin (male)
Civil Society
1net, Uruquay
Y
N

Name of Moderator(s)

Wout de Natris

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Sophie Veraart

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

We will create a large panel with many participants in order to inspire a debate with many perspectives. We have tested this model before at the IGF in Bali 2013 and found it very successful. The debate will be opened with few introductory presentations to inspire the debate and will then be open to all participants present at the workshop.
Social media will be used actively and displayed during the session. The moderator will make an effort to include questions and viewpoints posed via remote participaten during the session.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

We will aim to create a remote hub for participation. We will also actively use social media for remote participation during the workshop.
If important speakers can not join our panel, we will set up remote participation, but first we try to get them to the IGF.

Background paper

No background paper provided

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