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!

Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Fastly, Inc.

Maarten Van Horenbeeck is Vice President of security engineering at Fastly, a content delivery network that speeds up web properties around the world. He is also a board member and former chairman of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the largest association of security teams, counting 300 members in over 70 countries. Previously, Maarten managed the Threat Intelligence team at Amazon and worked on the Security teams at Google and Microsoft. Maarten holds a master’s degree in information security from Edith Cowan University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Freie Universitat Berlin. When not working, he enjoys backpacking, sailing, and collecting first-edition travel literature.

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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},
month = oct

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