No real winners in dot ORG decision

Yesterday the ICANN Board refused to approve the sale of the .ORG registry to Ethos Capital. This is being hailed as a great victory for the public interest by some, and as a lamentable “failure to follow ICANN’s bylaws, processes, and contracts” by the parties to the proposed sale. In fact, it is...

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission report (part 2)

The first part of this blog exposed some of the hidden assumptions underlying the Solarium Commission recommendations and provided a general overview of the report. Now we will take a closer look at other recommendations of the report, specifically those dealing with information sharing and centralization of authority in CISA....

The US-China Cold war in cyberspace

In 2019 and 2020, the economic conflict between the US and China reached a peak. There was a months-long tariff battle that is still not fully resolved. After blocking Chinese-centered equipment manufacturer Huawei from its own markets, the US pushed hard to get the Five Eyes and all of its...

The Report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission: Recipe for an Arms Race?

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is the creation of two Congressmen, Senator Angus King of Maine, and Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin. Its goal was to develop consensus among DC elites about cybersecurity policy. For better or worse, its main focus is on the military and foreign policy aspects of cybersecurity....