IGF 2023 IS3C How IS3C is going to make the Internet more secure and safer

Internet Standards, Security and Safety Coalition

Debate - 90 Min


IS3C's general session is an opportunity for interactive stakeholder engagement on the coalition's progress in achieving its goal of increasing the contribution of security-related standards to greater security and safety online. Following an introduction by IS3C's Coordinator who will set the context for coalition's progress since IGF 2022 (10 minutes), the session has the following two segments:

Part 1: Reports on the current status of IS3C's activities and research, including 6 WG progress reports (60 minutes including open discussion of the WG reports lasting 30 minutes).

- Working Group 1 on Internet of Things Security by Design following the recent publication of its report on existing national and regional government policies, regulations and best practices. (5 minutes)

- Working Group 2 on education and skills on the follow up to the publication at IGF 2022 of its research report on closing the gap between the needs of the cybersecurity industry and the skills of tertiary education graduates. (5 minutes)

- Working Group 3 which recently commenced its work on public sector procurement and supply chain management as drivers for increasing the deployment of security-related standards. (5 minutes)

- Working Group 5 which is developing a list of key Internet security-related standards and related best practices for public and corporate decision-takers to refer to when procuring Internet devices and applications. (5 minutes)

- Working Group 8 which was recently launched with the aim of increasing trust as the basis for wider deployment of two protocols: DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) which strengthens authentication in the domain name system by using digital signatures based on public key cryptography; and RPKI (Resource Public Key Infrastructure) which provides greater security in the routing via the Internet's border gateway protocols (BGP). (5 minutes)

- Working Group 9 which is developing policy recommendations and guidelines that will assist governments, regulators and private sector entities in policymaking and standard-setting efforts relating to quantum and AI governance. (5 minutes)

PART 2: Forward look to 2024, led by the IS3C Coordinator, including: potential new areas of work; outreach on funding support; and increasing active stakeholder participation in working groups. (25 minutes including open discussion of 15 minutes):

Coordinator's concluding remarks (5 minutes).


Wout de Natris - IS3C Coordinator; De Natris Consult - Private Sector - Europe

Mark Carvell - IS3C Senior Policy Adviser; Independent Internet Governance Consultant - Private Sector - Europe


Wout de Natris - IS3C Coordinator; De Natris Consult - Private Sector - Europe

Mark Carvell - IS3C Senior Policy Adviser; Independent Consultant - Private Sector - Europe

Nicolas Fiumarelli - IS3C Working Group 1 Chair; LACNIC - Technical Community - Latin America

Sam Goundar - IS3C Working Group 1 Vice Chair; RMIT University, Hanoi - Academia - South Asia

Janice Richardson - IS3C Working Group 2 Chair; Insight SA - Education - Europe

Awo Aidam Amenyah - IS3C Working Group 2 Vice-chair; Child Online Africa - Civil Society - Africa

Mallory Knodel - IS3C Working Group 3 Chair; Center for Democracy & Technology - Civil Society - North America

Elizabeth Orembo - IS3C Working Group 3 Lead Researcher; Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre - Technical Community - Africa

David Huberman - IS3C Working Group 8 Partner; ICANN - Technical Community - North America

Bastiaan Goslings - IS3C Working Group 8 Partner; RIPE NCC - Technical Community - Europe

Dr Elif Kiesow Cortez - IS3C Working Group 9 Lead Researcher - The Hague University of Applied Sciences - Academia - Europe

Onsite Moderator
Wout de Natris
Online Moderator
Mark Carvell
Wout de Natris

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Targets: The work of IS3C to promote awareness and more effective deployment of existing security-related Internet standards and related best practices in digital infrastructure is directly relevant to SDG 9's objectives of promoting innovative and sustainable technologies, inclusivity and prosperity. The scope of the coalition's current work programme includes security by design for the Internet of Things and standards relating to quantum technologies and AI. IS3C's recommendations, guidelines and practical toolkits will therefore contribute to economic policy and investment decisions in developing countries and small island states that ensure greater resiliency and trust through the adoption of standards-based solutions for addressing online security risks and citizens' safety concerns.