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Friday, September 5 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
WS104: Cybersecurity for ccTLDs – governance and best practices [CB]

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Country code top level domains (ccTLDs) are vital for countries’ national interests; they provide an economic and social platform, a focal point for the development and dissemination of ICT expertise, a platform – and therefore potential single point of failure - for the provision of government online services, and a catalyst for local and diaspora content development and communication. ccTLDs have the potential to be a target of vulnerability across all of these activities. Their cyber security is therefore of critical national importance.
As ccTLDs can attract malicious attacks from non-state and state-associated actors, they also raise critical questions for global Internet governance. This workshop poses and aims to provide globally sourced answers to the question:

How can the over 250 country code top level domains around the world, each with its own governance and operational model and challenges, address and improve national and global cyber security in a sustainable way?

Using the Oxford University Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre’s ‘ccTLD Cyber Security Best Practices and Metrics’ as a jumping off point, this workshop will ask the experts, policymakers and practitioners how to address critical Internet governance issues in the ccTLD context: DNS security and national sovereignty, data privacy and law enforcement access, intellectual property rights protection, malicious activities and attacks.

Remote Moderators

Mark McFadden

Director, Internet Infrastructure and Governance, Interconnect Communications
Mark is the principal consultant for Internet infrastructure and addressing at InterConnect Communications in Chepstow, Wales. He is a specialist in global Internet addressing and naming. For five years, Mark was the Senior Strategist for Internet Naming and Addressing Policy at BT... Read More →

Friday September 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Room 09 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 6)

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