Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 

16 - 17 April 2015 

The Hague, The Netherlands

Global Conference on CyberSpace 

16 - 17 April 2015


Collaborative Security, an approach to internet security

In the week leading to GCCS2015, the Internet Society published a document that outlines "Collaborative Security". This Collaborative Security approach is characterized by five key elements:

  • Fostering confidence and protecting opportunities: The objective of security is to foster confidence in the Internet and to ensure the continued success of the Internet as a driver for economic and social innovation.
  • Collective Responsibility: Internet participants share a responsibility towards the system as a whole.
  • Fundamental Properties and Values: Security solutions should be compatible with fundamental human rights and preserve the fundamental properties of the Internet - the Internet Invariants.
  • Evolution and Consensus: Effective security relies on agile evolutionary steps based on the expertise of a broad set of stakeholders.
  • Think Globally, act Locally: It is through voluntary bottom-up self-organization that the most impactful solutions are likely to reached.

The Collaborative Security paper provides further details regarding each of these elements. The Collaborative Security approach is not just a discussion piece. It is a call for action, for Internet participants to take responsibility and as such it resonates with the themes of the conference.

Read more about The Collaborative Security approach in this blog.