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Welcome to the IGF 2019 in Germany!


Wednesday, November 27 • 13:00 - 14:30
Implementing Internet standards and protocols for a safer Internet ( LW Int. and De Natris Consult)

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This workshop is a integral part of an IGF intersessional pilot project. The rational behind the pilot is to actively establish whether the IGF is able to influence or speed up current debates within internet governance. By bringing relevant, sometimes new stakeholders to the IGF and not only have them let them present their point of view, but to ask all present to create recommendations together that are commonly understood as potential solutions to the challenge at hand, a longlasting debate may change course.

The topic selected is the implementation or deployment of already existing internet standards or protocols, like e.g. DNSSEC, RPKI, OWASP, BCP 38, etc., that on deployment would make the internet, thus all its users more safe from abuse and harm. Despite the fact that many involved stakeholders agree deployment is necessary, for some reason the internet world is slow in doing so.

This project tries to establish what the reasons for slow deployment are and to provide recommendations to different stakeholder groups how to speed up deployment, including a plan of action and who to involve in the debate. The outcome is a report published late January 2020. You can find more in-depth information here:

https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/implementing-internet-standards-and-protocols-for-a-safer-internet
This workshop will be, in part, an interactive one. All present will be divided into working groups tackling one specific topic on the deployment of internet standards. The agenda will be:
1) introduction ca. 5 minutes;
2) break out working groups, ca. 45 minutes;
3) reporting.

One break out group is specifically for the remote attendants, so they can actively participate. Each group is led by a moderator, assisted by a rapporteur.
The work carried out so far has led to five concept recommendations that aggregate the imput gathered so far. These are the working groups:

Concept recommendation 1. Create a (positive) business case for the deployment of internet standards (moderator Roelof Meijer, SIDN)

Concept recommendation 2. To deploy internet standards successfully it has to be incorporated in law, that is regulated actively (Mark Carvell, consultant, formerly Department of Culture, Media and Sports, U.K.)

Concept recommendation 3. To deploy standards successfully they need to be built into products (by design/default) (Paul Wilson, APNIC)

Concept recommendation 4. Make standards and their effect on internet security better known (Arda Gerkens, director EBOK, senator NL parliament)

Concept recommendation 5. (online) Make ICT and internet products more secure through education (TBC)

The goal is to:

1) Assess if there are current successful initiatives;
2) Provide one or more recommendations on the way forward;
3) Provide suggestions for an action plan for these recommendations;
4) Advise on who to involve and how to reach them.

As you can see, there is no predetermined outcome to this process, making your input important to the work in this pilot. You can select your own group of choice, though in the room it will be made certain that there is an equal split between the groups. Your experience and ideas are important for this project to succeed, so please feel welcome to join in and share your views actively.

Session Organizers
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Wout de Natris

Consultant/owner, De Natris Consult
If you like to discuss strengthening cooperation within the IGF context, multiyear strategy for the IGF or the deployment of internet standards feel free to contact me. Looking forward to meet and talk.Are you in need of an experienced moderator? Let's meet and discuss.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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