An Internet of Governments: How Policymakers Became Interested in “Cyber”

Friday, November 03, 2017 - 9:00 am9:45 am

Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Fastly, Inc.


Gradually, the internet has become a bigger part of how we socialize, do business, and lead our daily lives. Though they typically do not own much of the infrastructure, governments have taken ever-increasing note, often aspirational, and sometimes with suspicion. In this talk, we’ll cover how governments internationally debate and work on topics of cybersecurity, agree on what the challenges are, and get inspiration on solutions. The talk will show how these concerns often originate from domestic concerns, but then enter several processes in which governments meet, debate, agree, and disagree on their solutions. You’ll learn about initiatives such as the ITU, the UNGGE, the Global Conference on Cyberspace, and the Internet Governance Forum, and how you as an engineer can contribute!

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@conference {208090,
author = {Maarten Van Horenbeeck},
title = {An Internet of Governments: How Policymakers Became Interested in {\textquotedblleft}Cyber{\textquotedblright}},
year = {2017},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},