[IGFmaglist] Proposal for 2017 BPF on Cybersecurity

Renata Aquino Ribeiro raquino at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 11:03:12 EDT 2017

Thank you Markus
I am in full support of this BPF and will continue as participant of its

Em 27/03/2017 09:23, "Markus Kummer" <markuskummer at outlook.com> escreveu:

> Dear all,
> Please find below (and attached as a word document)  a proposal for a 2017
> Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity. The revised version takes into
> account the feedback received during the MAG meeting earlier this month.
> Best regards
> Markus
> *Proposal for 2017 Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Cybersecurity *
> As the focus of its efforts in 2017, the Cybersecurity BPF proposes
> to build on existing work carried out within the IGF. In concrete terms, it
> would look at the "Policy Options for Enabling and Connecting the Next
> Billion(s)" (CENB), extract some of these options and gather public comment
> on how best practices in cybersecurity can support each of them. In 2015,
> CENB collected and inventorized a set of policy options to enable
> Internet growth. In 2016, this work continued by looking at regional and
> local specificities.  A very practical set of "things to do" emerges from
> the document:
> http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=
> filedepot_download/3416/412
> Addressing these issues could help the Internet ensure continued progress
> towards the sustainable development goals.
> For a selection of the policy recommendations, BPF members would develop a
> succinct set of questions to steer the process. Initially the exercise
> would be to send out for comment a high-level overview of the policies;
> based on inputs received, the opportunity might arise to delve deeper into
> some of the issues, particularly ones seen as controversial.
> The BPF’s main approach to gathering input last year was a
> highly effective targeted outreach campaign in which experts
> and organizations were contacted individually by email and their
> comments solicited – as opposed to broader and more generalized mailing
> list communication. Such a process would contribute to especially
> rich inputs this year if it leads to the sharing of local-level
> best practices from the IGF’s National and Regional Initiatives
> (NRIs), which represent a wide spectrum of stakeholders. Combined with
> inputs from security teams, civil society, private sector and
> government participants already active in the BPF, a set of
> bottom-up cybersecurity recommendations with strong applicability could
> be developed.
> Here is a very practical, rough example of how the CNB document would
> act as a basis for the process:
> *The CENB document mentions for SDG 9 ("Industry, innovation
> and infrastructure") that innovation in technology and the IoT can
> create opportunities for growth by leapfrogging historic
> development. However, this is only the case if the growth in these
> technologies is for instance protected by the ability of organizations to
> defend themselves from DDoS. If they do not, these economies may still
> grow, but may be more vulnerable than economies that grew in high bandwidth
> environments over time. Positive policy learnings from other countries
> could include e.g. the national DDoS shelter concept operated by
> KrCERT/CC (a case study in the first year of the CSIRT BPF). *
> Having these cases documented early could provide a practical tool
> for developing economies, and would be developed with a
> multistakeholder starting point and perspective. Given the fact that most
> cybersecurity recommendations are put forward by governments, providing
> such a multistakeholder perspective would leverage the strengths
> and comparative advantages of the IGF community and add value to the global
> cybersecurity discussions.
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