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A Critical Look at the Visual Representation of Cybersecurity

by Paromita Bathija, Padmini Ray Murray, and Saumyaa Naidu — last modified Dec 11, 2018 01:58 PM
December 11, 2018

The Centre for Internet and Society and design collective Design Beku came together on the 15th of November for a workshop on Illustrations and Visual Representations of Cybersecurity. Images in the public sphere such as visuals in the media, Wikipedia commons, and stock images - play a vital role in the public’s perception of cybercrime and cybersecurity.

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Cyberspace and External Affairs:A Memorandum for India Summary

by Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Dec 01, 2018 04:10 AM

This memorandum seeks to summarise the state of the global debate in cyberspace; outline how India can craft it’s global strategic vision and finally, provides a set of recommendations for the MEA as they craft their cyber diplomacy strategy.

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Regulating the Internet: The Government of India & Standards Development at the IETF

by Aayush Rathi — last modified Dec 18, 2018 05:51 AM

The institution of open standards has been described as a formidable regulatory regime governing the Internet. Given the regulatory and domestic policy implications that technical standards can have, there is a need for Indian governmental agencies to focus adequate resources geared towards achieving favourable outcomes at standards development fora.

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ICANN Workstream 2 Recommendations on Accountability

by Akriti Bopanna — last modified Nov 23, 2018 02:56 PM

One of the most significant initiatives to improve the accountability of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) commenced in 2014, when the Cross Community Working Group on Accountability was created. Its role was to develop a set of proposed enhancements to ICANN’s accountability to the global Internet community. This resulted in the first Work Stream (WS1) recommendations, which were eventually approved and incorporated into the bylaws of ICANN in 2016. These included a provision expressing the need for a second WS since the first one, done on a tight deadline,did not cover all the requisite issues. Instead WS1 only focused on issues that were needed to complete the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority(IANA) transition.

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Budapest Convention and the Information Technology Act

by Vipul Kharbanda — last modified Nov 20, 2018 04:18 PM
November 20, 2018

The Convention on Cybercrime adopted in Budapest (“Convention”) is the fist and one of the most important multilateral treaties addressing the issue of internet and computer crimes.

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DIDP #32 On ICANN's Fellowship Program

by Akriti Bopanna — last modified Nov 12, 2018 03:58 PM
November 12, 2018

In furtherance of its capacity building functions, ICANN selects Fellows for every public meeting. These are individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities who are trained to become active participants in the ICANN community.

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Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report

by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali — last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM
November 05, 2018

We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information” published on May 1, 2017.

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Lessons from US response to cyber attacks

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Nov 01, 2018 05:53 AM
November 01, 2018

Publicly attributing the attacks to a state or non-state actor is vital for building a credible cyber deterrence strategy.

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Conceptualizing an International Security Regime for Cyberspace

by Elonnai Hickok and Arindrajit Basu — last modified Oct 26, 2018 03:09 PM

This paper was published as part of the Briefings from the Research and Advisory Group (RAG) of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) for the Full Commission Meeting held at Bratislava in 2018.

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Discrimination in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Oct 26, 2018 02:47 PM

The dawn of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been celebrated by both government and industry across the globe. AI offers the potential to augment many existing bureaucratic processes and improve human capacity, if implemented in accordance with principles of the rule of law and international human rights norms. Unfortunately, AI-powered solutions have often been implemented in ways that have resulted in the automation, rather than mitigation, of existing societal inequalities.

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