Increasing security protocol adoption – your views needed

By on 6 Aug 2019

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An important part of building a safer Internet is the adoption of standards and protocols that help increase security. Some examples include DNSSEC, RPKI, BCP 38, OWASP top 10, ISO 27001 and the framework of the Secure Software Foundation.

But many of these standards and protocols are not being implemented swiftly or uniformly.

The IGF is running a pilot project to understand the challenges faced in the adoption of security standards and protocols, with the aim to encourage greater take up globally.

The project will do so by highlighting the issue of slow implementation to a new group of key stakeholders: policy makers, parliamentarians and consumer organizations. These groups have a direct interest in making the Internet safer but often lack the technical know-how to advance implementation.

However, we need help from you, the technical community, to understand the key issues and potential solutions.

Our IGF pilot project team has created a short survey to capture your feedback – and your views are important. You can take the survey here.

It is hoped that by bringing policy makers and consumer groups into contact with the technical community it will create a new dynamic that could lead to mutually beneficial solutions to ensure swifter adoption and a safer Internet for everyone.

The project is self-funded. For more information on its aims and activities, you can visit the IGF project page or contact the project team.

On behalf of the project team, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts via the survey. It will close on 15 September 2019 so we’d appreciate it if you could take the time to complete it before it closes.

Marten Porte is the Treasurer and International Officer at a Dutch political youth organization and an IGF contributor.

Contributors: Arda Gerkens, Member of the Senate of The Netherlands, Managing Director Expertise Bureau Online Child Abuse (EOKM) and Wout de Natris, Internet Governance Consultant at De Natris Consult.

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