IGP wins prize for IoT proposal

From left to right: Ishan Mehta, Karl Grindal and Karim Farhat We all know that allaying security and privacy concerns is decisive if the IoT is ever to deliver on all its hype. Georgia Tech’s Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) is the collaborative focal point behind 11 separate...

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The cyber norm panel that took place in early February at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace sheds light on how “cyber norms” came about. States’ negotiations over international cybersecurity strategy evolved from focusing on 'control of weaponization of information technology' to 'managing states’ behavior through cyber norms'. Moreover, it...

Digital Trade and NAFTA Renegotiation

The United States Trade Representative  recently issued a document describing its NAFTA negotiations  priorities. On 28 July 2017, The R Street Institute arranged a panel on NAFTA and Digital Trade. IGP’s Farzaneh Badiei was invited to take part in the panel. The panel discussed the policy and political issues surrounding...

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In this month's VoM, we highlight Dave Clark's recent presentation, concerning the role of the IETF in Internet protocols and human rights, made to the plenary at IETF 98 in Chicago. Clark reflects on the recent efforts proposing guidelines for human rights considerations in IETF standards work. He recalls earlier...

A multistakeholder governance structure for IoT?

The NTIA’s multistakeholder process on Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity is apparently beginning to bear fruit. At this week’s virtual meeting, a draft document, "Communicating IoT Device Security Update Capability to Improve Transparency for Consumers", was determined to be “consensus” output. In this post, we briefly review the process...

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Will the Internet fragment? Professor Mueller gave a talk about his book "Will the Internet Fragment?" at Clemson University (his talk starts around 4:30). He says the network effects of global compatibility are powerful enough to defeat a technical fracturing of the web. The real threat comes from governments' attempts to align...

Legalizing Hackbacks?

The idea of cyber self defense - or as some call it, “hack back” - is back into cybersecurity discussions with a proposed Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act by Congressman Tom Graves. Graves, a Republican from Georgia's 14th District, joined with Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema at a panel discussion arranged by...

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In this video,  Schneier frames the IoT as: “a global decentralized robot called the Internet.” In our view, this robot is run mainly by Internet governance.  Internet security and governance issues will be the same in the Internet of things, but the governance and security issues will have much higher, physical...