Today, March 26, 2020: 13.30-15.00 GMT Virtual Roundtable on Internet DURING a shutdown

This is a good time to collaborate online.  The Internet could bring together groups to collaborate on crisis management, economic reconstruction questions and could generate innovative ideas to solve problems.

  • What could the business community and civil Society do to help the Government manage the crisis of the time?  
  • What are the post crisis challenges? Not just restoration, but a renewal. In what ways could we make the economy work better than before? 

As part of this Conference, Jane Coffin, the Senior Vice President of Internet Growth, Internet Society would join us from Washington DC to talk about the emerging trend the world over in Internet connectivity technologies – COMMUNITY NETWORKS, which are city-wide Community operated Internet Networks, some including Community Radio, which might also have a social enterprise investment design.   Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO of the Internet Society has also consented to join us. Other invites include the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,  Internet Community leaders from the Internet Society, ICANN and IGF.

Please register here and join us for the “Internet DURING a shut-down: Do we need ‘more’ Internet?” Virtual Roundtable today.

Internet DURING a shut-down: Do we need ‘more’ Internet?

With factories, offices, public places, shops, transportation and schools shut down for 3 weeks, and another week or so for normal life to resume, it is the Internet that could make life go on. While it is necessary to keep an eye on fake news and the dangers of fake news causing panic, it is equally important to keep the Internet open, with a heightened awareness that everyone needs the Internet, even to seek medical help, and more to preserve mass psychological well being. “More Internet”  here implies an approach that is on the other end of the tendency to lock down, it implies a greater willingness to keep more of the people of the world more connected, and to make news, educational, spiritual and entertainment content more available and also to think of more of curated streams  for e.g, YouTube curated streams, more of Internet Radio, a better Facebook experience etc… 

This is also a good time to collaborate online.  The Internet could bring together groups to collaborate on crisis management, economic reconstruction questions and could generate innovative ideas to solve problems.

  • What could the business community and civil Society do to help the Government manage the crisis of the time?  
  • What are the post crisis challenges? Not just restoration, but a renewal. In what ways could we make the economy work better than before? 

As part of this Conference, Jane Coffin, the Senior Vice President of Internet Growth, Internet Society would join us from Washington DC to talk about the emerging trend the world over in Internet connectivity technologies – COMMUNITY NETWORKS, which are city-wide Community operated Internet Networks, some including Community Radio, which might also have a social enterprise investment design.   Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO of the Internet Society has also consented to join us. Other invites include the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,  Internet Community leaders from the Internet Society, ICANN and IGF.

March 26,  7 pm to 8.30 pm (13.30-15.00 UTC). Online, On Zoom (link to be sent separately)  

Please register for this event (if the zoom meeting link is not received already). The Internet Society India Chennai Chapter  may have to limit participation in this sensitive hour with a view to preserve the discussions as constructive and purposeful.  IN case of any difficulty, please contact by email to isocindiachennai@gmail.com 

Internet, Internet Governance and the Stakes

We organized a round table event with a select list of 25 participants at Residency Towers on 22 October to discuss the broader policy aspects of (Cyber)Security. Prior to this event, on invitation from NIT Calicut Alumni (Chennai Chapter) we had a conversation on “Internet and Internet Governance and the Stakes”

The link below points to the recording of the one hour session with the Chennai Chapter Alummni of the NII. Please follow the link to watch the event.  Our voices sound  a little different due to a recording error.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BymSF9LysHAKR3pTSU13VjY0MGc

Pre-event to a preparatory event: Oliver Crepin-LeBlond and Sebastien Bachollett at an ISOC India Chennai event with the Chennai Chapter of NIT Calicut Alumni

ISOC Chennai – ICANN DNSSEC KSK event at Chennai

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other.

ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers ( Names and Numbers) across the world.

When typing a name, that name must be first translated into a number by a system before the connection can be established. That system is called the Domain Name System (DNS) and it translates names like https://wikipedia.org into the numbers. These numbers are called Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

ICANN coordinates the addressing system to ensure all the addresses are unique. Without that coordination we wouldn’t have one global Internet.

Recently vulnerabilities in the DNS were discovered that allow an attacker to hijack this process of looking some one up or looking a site up on the Internet using their name. The purpose of the attack is to take control of the session to, for example, send the user to the hijacker’s own deceptive web site for account and password collection.

A technology called DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) secures this part of the Internet’s infrastructure. You can read more about DNSSEC here:

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/dnssec-qaa-2014-01-29-en

ICANN organises DNSSEC Training and Events worldwide. The Internet Society India Chennai Chapter would co-organize a DNSSEC event at Chennai on July 9, 2017. ICANN would host this event.

This would be a half-day session on DNSSEC with particular attention to the KSK rollover for the technical community in Chennai.  The event is open for ISPs, Network Operators, DNS Administrators and other Interested parties, preferably for those whose line of work relates to DNSSEC. Please reach out to the companies / organizations including educational institutions, Law and Order Agencies, Banks, ISPs, IT Companies and independent professionals you may know to be likely to have an interest in this topic.

The session would cover the following topics during 9 30 am – 1 pm, followed by Lunch

dnssec
Domain Name System Security Extensions

 

DNS and DNS Security Overview
Why DNSSEC?
Root Zone DNSSEC KSK Rollover

 

There is no Admission fee. However,  pre-registration is required as seats are limited to 30. The form is at page https://goo.gl/forms/YQO2KxCfTaVWul1X2 (short link)

( The above link points to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeT88T3jM5gn0Oyjk_cXTMI98xLwOa3jVbFNfN0rvkc7Ozlpw/viewform?usp=sf_link  )

After Lunch we will have an hour of discussions on the policy aspects of DNS.  This session would be for Business and Community Leaders who have an interest in Internet Policy, who would join us on invitation. If wish to recommend names of Business / Community Leaders whom you might have expertise and interest in the security aspects of DNS, please pass on the names by email to isocindiachennai AT gmail DOT com The invitees would join other participants for Lunch at 1 pm which would be followed by about 60 minutes or round table discussions on the policy aspects of DNS.