Building trust and confidence: implement internet standards

9 December 2016 - A Workshop on Other in Guadalajara, Mexico

Agenda

This workshop identifies new practices in speeding up implementation of standards, through expanding existing practices, exploring new solutions and ways of cooperation to encourage users and providers to use modern standards, as a collaborative exercise by businesses, technical community, civil society, academia and governments. 

Digital technologies have spread rapidly across the world, acknowledges the WorldBank Development Report “Digital Dividends”. In many instances digital technologies have boosted economic growth, expanded job opportunities and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and benefits are unevenly distributed in the world.

Inclusive and sustainable growth can only be accomplished within a trusted and robust internet ecosystem. The Internet infrastructure is its corner stone, operating based upon a set of core standards and protocols, including TCP/IP Protocol Suite, Domain Name System (DNS) and routing protocols. These layers could be regarded global public goods.

As such, the Internet only works properly if its underlying values – openness, universality, interoperability and accessibility – are guaranteed and if it facilitates the main objectives of data security: confidentiality, integrity and availability. For this purpose many standards were developed by the technical community: IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS, DKIM, SPF and DMARC

It is vital that users can rely on the fundamental Internet protocols and standards functioning properly. The problem nowadays is not the lack of those standards, but the effective implementation falling short. Based on good practices in various parts of the world, our ultimate aim is to constitute a community of expertise on implementing these internet standards.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Coffin, Jane
Goslings, Bastiaan
Kolkman, Olaf

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