The U.S. Internet Governance Forum is convening in Washington DC July 21 (Wednesday) to discuss the challenges of Internet governance. It will cover key areas such as privacy, openness, security, critical internet resources and child online safety. Launched in 2009, the IGF USA’s purpose is to engage US-based civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia, to cultivate partnerships, build coalitions and facilitate dialogues that demonstrate best practices and facilitate participation of all stakeholders at a national and global level.

The one-day event will focus on the changing Internet and the way forward for the international Internet Governance Forum, an initiative facilitated by the United Nations. Key speakers will include Markus Kummer of the UN Secretariat for IGF, Larry Strickling, administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, Andrew McLaughlin, White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, Ambassador Phil Verveer, U.S. State Department and key leaders from the technical, business and civil society sectors. Workshops and special sessions cover topics such as cyber security, critical internet resources, cloud computing, global governance of the Internet; the role of users in defining a future for Internet governance, e-crime and malicious conduct in the domain name system, and a best practice forum on child safety challenges in the always-on world that youth and children experience today. For more information, see:

13 thoughts on “IGF USA meets July 21

  1. http://WSJ – At least 191 countries are gearing up for the next round of talks at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the fall. http://WSJ

  2. Secret ICANN Meetings in VEGAS this Week
    The usual suspects also there.

  3. ICANN CEO “outed” in VEGAS
    they don't know what the hell they're talking about — 'fake it till ya make it'
    SCADA and ICS for Security Experts: How to avoid Cyberdouchery
    The traditional security industry has somehow decided that they are the white knights who are going to save everyone from the horror of insecure powergrids, pipelines, chemical plants, and cookie factories. Suddenly, every consultant is an expert and every product is loudly advertising how it solves SCADA SECURITY AND COMPLIANCY ISSUES!!! And because they don't know what the hell they're talking about — 'fake it till ya make it' doesn't work — they're making all of us look stupid.

  4. ICANN Staff set to take the month of August OFF
    to match European customs

  5. [NOTE: The implication below that Beckstrom is now a “DNS Expert”]
    Resume play to present day – 2010 Black Hat Conference, Las Vegas
    Dan Kaminsky is back at Black Hat along with Rod Beckstrom, ICANN's President & CEO, and other DNS experts to not only explore other DNS risks but to announce the solution to the DNS flaw brought to light two years ago. That solution is DNSSEC.

  6. they don't know what the hell they're talking about — 'fake it till ya make it'

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