At the IGF 2023 in Kyoto, IS3C's Working Group Security by Design - Internet of Things published its report, 'Saving the World from an Insecure Internet of Things'.
At the IGF in Kyoto IS3C's Working Group on Procurement and Supply Chain Management published its report. Researchers compared procurement policy documents from around the world and drew some astonishing conclusions from the point of view that cybersecurity is seen as such an important topic.
Report available in the link below!
At the margins of the 18th annual IGF meeting, a side event is organzied by Nikkei!
All stakeholders from Japan are invited to also participate in the Nikkei Digital Forum "Digital Nation Japan 2023 Autumn in KYOTO" during 10 and 11 September.
The Policy Network on AI (PNAI) held its inaugural meeting in May, setting the stage for exploration of artificial intelligence and related aspects of data governance in the coming months. Currently, PNAI is in the process of defining the topics and focus areas for its forthcoming report on AI and related aspects of data governance.
The BPF Cybersecurity will review the feedback on its initial selection of cybersecurity incidents for further analysis. Participate to the call and join one of the teams that will unpack the incidents.
BPF Cybersecurity page: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/bpf-cybersecurity
Dynamic Coalition on Environment (DCE) Global Interactive Session on - Urbanisation, Biodiversity & Mental Health
Brief - The online interactive session will focus on how rapid and unchecked urbanisation is depleting green cover and causing loss of biodiversity which in turn is affecting mental health and human behaviour, and how technology can be used to help in this regard.
Speaker - Dr. Shalini Dhyani, Senior Scientist, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute
On 25 May, the Internet Safety, Security and Standards Coalition (IS3C)'s coordinator Wout de Natris intervened in the UN-organized Thematic Deep Dive on Trust and Security. The deep dives are organised within the Global Digital Compact process; IS3C was invited to share its recommendations and guidelines as part of GDC consultations.
See the statement HERE.
To Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Initiatives (NRIs) , and especially Youth NRIs:
The IGF's Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation (PNIF) held its first open thematic call on "Internet Governance & Coordination" on May 16th, 13:00 UTC.
The Internet Standards, Security and Safety Coalition (IS3C), an IGF dynamic coalition, is conducting a global study into whether governments, industry and other large organisations demand security by design when purchasing ICTs. They invite all stakeholders, if they you know of procurement documents within their country or organisation, to please share this knowledge with IS3C's research team! You can learn more through the link to IS3C's website below.
The PNIF and UK Department for Science, Innovation & Technology are co-organising a session at RightsCon titled 'Avoiding fragmentation: Options and tradeoffs in support of the interoperable global Internet' on Tuesday 6 June at 11:30 CST / 17:30 UTC for 60 minutes. A joining link will be available on the RightsCon website for registered participants.
The 2023 IGF BPF Cybersecurity is proposing a deep dive into a selection of high-profile cybersecurity incidents.
YCIG are pleased to return to our regular schedule with our biweekly updates! These updates are specifically designed to provide news, events, and opportunities of interest to youth who are eager to participate in the field of Internet Governance. Following an intensive period facilitating youth-led workshop proposals, we continue to recognize and highlight the significant contributions made by young leaders in this dynamic sphere.
The IGF 2023 Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity is holding its kickoff call Tuesday May 2, 7:00-8:00am UTC. The coordinating team will share the proposed work plan, discuss next steps, and explain how community members and stakeholders can participate in this year's work.
Learn more here and join! https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/bpf-cybersecurity-kick-off-call
The Internet Standards, Security & Safety Coalition (IS3C) has started an Advisory Panel on the creation of an advisory list with must-deploy Internet standards and ICT best practices to use when procuring ICTs. The coalition is searching for two industry representatives to join the panel.
See IS3C Working Group 5 on the IS3C website for more information!
Details & Contact:
Internet Standards, Security & Safety Coalition (IS3C), an IGF dynamic coalition, is organising a webinar on Education and Skills on cyber security education, Wednesday 24 May at 14.30 UTC. What are the challenges faced? How to align the demand from industry and society with the current offer from tertiary schools and universities? Discuss the future (of our work) with our experts.
For more information:
The IGF Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation is holding its Kick-off call for the 2023 cycle on 26 April at 14:00-15:00 UTC. All are invited!
To learn more:
The Internet Standards, Security and Safety Coalition (IS3C) submitted its annual report. It shows the progress the DC made in 2022 and its ambitions for 2023.
The Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability) will hold its annual online planning meeting with its members on Monday, 30 January, at 1000 hrs U.S. Eastern Time (1500 hrs UTC) via Zoom.
On 6 December 2022, the IGF's Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Cybersecurity delivered remarks at the Informal Inter-Sessional Meetings of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies. Speaking specifically in a session on "Confidence-building measures", the
IS3C’s goal is to make the Internet more secure and safer through speeding up the deployment of security-related internet standards and best practices. At IGF 2022 IS3C presented its first report ‘Closing the gap between the needs of the cybersecurity industry and the skills of tertiary education graduates’. The report provides insight into the, global, gap and potential solutions to close it.
PNIF Webinar - What does Internet fragmentation mean to you? Identifying Internet fragmentation and its key stakeholders. The IGF Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation (PNIF) is hosting a webinar to explore how different stakeholders understand and define Internet fragmentation.
When? Wednesday 19 October, 1330-1530 UTC
On 8 September IS3C held its 6th general meeting.
The IGF Dynamic Coalition, the Internet Standards, Security and Safety Coalition (IS3C) announced the start of two new Working Groups. WG5 on prioritizing and listing Internet standards and ICT best practices. The creation of this “top 40” and ICT standards repository is led by Wout de Natris. WG 6 on Data Governance is led by Louise Marie Hurel.
Healthcare is moving digital. In 2028, it will be 50 years since the Alma Ata declaration, which promised to achieve 'Health for All by 2000'. We are still not there. We must now take steps to ensure that there is 'Digital Health For All by 2028'. This pledge was drafted by DC-Digital Health to work towards the same.
The Policy Network on Meaningful Access and its Multistakeholder Working Group of experts (PNMA MWG) invite any interested stakeholder to contribute to its Call for Inputs by sharing cases and practices under this year’s three focus areas of work:
The BPF Cybersecurity published a paper "Mythbusting: cybercrime versus cybersecurity" and invites the community to review and provide feedback. The goal of the paper is to help stakeholders understand the key policy differences between cybersecurity and cybercrime such that their advocacy strategies can better align with a human rights centric approach to internet governance. Today, cybersecurity and cybercrime policy practitioners are often asked to “stretch” between both domains.
Meetings of the IGF Policy Network on Meaningful Access (PNMA) are open to anyone interested in joining!
ArmSIG held its sixth capacity building programme, seeking to impart knowledge and skills to allow participants to more effectively participate in national and global Internet governance processes.
The BPF has shared findings from its recent work on international cyber norms agreements during the 'Informal Dialogue with the Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021-2025'. READ THE BPF's REMARKS HERE: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/filedepot_download/5
On June 20th, the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Data and Trust (DC-DT) hosted a workshop at EuroDIG entitled "DNS Abuse – the consequences of definitions".
On June 20th, the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet Universality Indicators (DC-IUI) hosted the workshop at EuroDIG, "A
#ShePersisted, a participant in the IGF's Best Practice Forum on Gender & Digital Rights, has recently released the Digital Resilience Toolkit, which brings together existing resources for digital security and tactics for preventing and handling the online harms most commonly experienced by women leaders online. It targets advice specifically for women occupying or seeking leadership positions, activists, election consultants working with women’s campaigns, journalists, and the bro
This year the Steering Committee of the Internet Rights & Principles Coalition, an IGF dynamic coalition, is focusing on Article 5 (Freedom of Expression & Information on the Internet), Article 18 (Right to Legal Remedy and Fair Trial for actions involving the Internet) and Article 19 (Right to Appropriate Social and International Order for the Internet) of the
These are perhaps the first guidelines for end-users developed by a team of multi-disciplinary experts! The hope is to nudge a few million women to take charge of their health through this initiative.
All are encouraged to share the guidelines widely.
The Dynamic Coalition on Internet & Jobs (DC-Jobs) is focused on leveraging the Internet for job creation. The group's efforts - including reports and meetings - aim to find ways and means to build on the agenda of leveraging the Internet to boost local economies and job creation.
The UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies will be hosting a series of open, public events through June and July 2022.
All are invited to join the summer symposium and discussion series on the following dates:
The IGF Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Cybersecurity is getting its own workshop at RightsCon 2022! The session takes places on 9 June at 21:15-22:15 UTC. It will discuss past iterations of the BPF as well as collect input for this year's work. See the full description and link to register and join below.
The Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability), in collaboration with the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law & Policy and the Global Forum for Media Development, is organizing a Community Lab session at RightsCon 2022. The session titled “Frenemies: Reinventing the Big Tech versus Journalism d