Building internet safety wall understanding the imperatives of national domain names for safe internet

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Building internet safety wall understanding the imperatives of national domain names for safe internet

  1. 1. BUILDING INTERNET SAFETY WALL (BISW) Understanding the imperatives of national domain names for safe Internet By Mrs. Mary Uduma President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association Chairwoman, Multi-Stakeholder Local Advisory Group NG IGF CTO FORUM, ABUJA , 7-11 OCT, 2013
  2. 2. THE CONVERSATION • • • • • Introduction Building Internet Safety Wall (BISW) Critical Considerations Imperatives National Domain Names
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION BISW consist of two fundamental concepts BISW = Internet Safety + Safety Wall
  4. 4. Internet safety • It is a critical digital culture and a new tradition which must be embedded into the mindset of internet users. • It is a vital component of the responsibility of all internet community stakeholders – most especially the Users • For an effective Cybersecurity ecosystem Internet Safety capability gap must be fully entrenched
  5. 5. Internet safety II . • No Cybersecurity initiative will work without it, just like internet without the people. • It is not a security matter, it is a social response matter. Why? Security is the welfare responsibility of the government, while Safety is the responsibility of people. • However, government has a big role to play from policy and guidance perspectives.
  6. 6. Safety Wall • This is a strong multi-stakeholder ’s frontier network towards achieving the following; i. Safety awareness ii. Safety advocacy iii. Safety literacy iv. Safety readiness (i.e knowing what to do, knowing why you do it, how to do it, and when to do it, when and where to do it) v. Decisive enforcement and vi. Social/cultural standards significant to Internet safety paradigm shift
  7. 7. 10 Critical Issues Internet Safety Wall Must Address The following 10 critical issues have diverse consequences on the economy, socio-security, development, and innovations. i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. Inappropriate contents as duly classified Online backdoor distributive channels Misuse and abuse of IT devices and critical internet resources Users abuse and exploitation materials User personal vulnerability Digital harm and exposure risk critical to personal safety and national image vii. Digital device safety and mobile protection viii. Internet security and online safety illiteracy ix. Vendor neutral safety countermeasures x. Local internet community safety capability gap
  8. 8. Moving Forward… How Can We Build an Internet Safety Wall?
  9. 9. BISW- Imperatives: Develop a CTO unified framework for Internet Safety Strategy & Engagement roadmap among member countries which must harness the following key components of internet for successful outcome; i. Multi-dimensional nature of internet ii. Multi-disciplinary nature of users
  10. 10. BISW- Imperatives: i. Multi-lateral intervention vehicle such as CTO for structural and coordinated engagement within member country. ii. Thinking borderless synergy iii. Multi-stakeholder engagement
  11. 11. BISW – Key Considerations • Internet Safety measures that spur development of innovation not killing it under the guise of providing safety. • Measures that favour user’s empowerment and control of over safety issues. • Measures that recognized user’s right to privacy and security
  12. 12. BISW – Key Considerations II • Measures that collaborate national effort on countermeasures on online security incidents • Measures that work in partnership with industry regulatory framework • Measure that seek legislative advocacy /legal approach for enforcement of nationally acceptable user safety guidelines and standards
  13. 13. BISW – Key Considerations III • Measures that seek to transform users through Internet Safety literacy and public awareness • Measures that promote Internet Safety Technology as a lifestyle, culture or tradition • Measures that incorporate multi-stakeholder, multidimensional and multi-disciplinary nature of internet Safety wall • Measures that unite and build consensus among all stakeholders
  14. 14. Overview of framework for Internet Safety Wall • Structural mechanism for the delivery of Internet Safety –Gov at all levels. • Building a framework for local internet safety with safety watch capability • Public internet safety emergency readiness, national advocacy and awareness gateway that will fit into the existing e-security ecosystem
  15. 15. Overview of framework for Internet Safety Wall II • A framework for development of local IT tools, materials, contents and software applications appropriate for ensuring safety of users. • Creating local Internet Safety wall via multistakeholder framework for countermeasure, interactions and engagement.
  16. 16. Overview of framework for Internet Safety Wall III • Mechanism for monitoring and evaluation process to help safeguard local internet community . • A framework for national capability on internet safety research and development
  17. 17. Glimpse into Nigeria’s Efforts Towards Internet Security & Online Safety e.g. Nigeria Child Online Protection www.cop.gov.ng
  18. 18. Country Code Top Level Domain – Safety Wall • Domestication of ccTLD -National Domain Names • Community Ownership • Location of primary Registry. In-country Vs Outside • Use of any cast model of cctld Registry • Adoption of DNSSEC in the cctld Registry
  19. 19. National Domain NamesSafety Wall • Multi-stakeholder V Business model • Easy of resolving disputes • National Identity Vs new gTLD • User education • User empowerment • Safety Awareness
  20. 20. THANK YOU muduma@nira.org.ng

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