The Internet Society on Syria’s Internet Shutdown

On behalf of Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO, and the Internet Society Board of Trustees: Emerging reports from various organizations and individuals indicate that international Internet connectivity was shut off in Syria today. The Internet is an open, global medium for communication, idea exchange, empowerment, and innovation. Access to the global Internet is a …

Emerging Cyber-Security Threats and Implications for the Private Sector

Adapted from CircleID. The new gTLD program will have a profound impact on the private sector’s increasing dominance over Internet information resources and ownership of critical registry technical infrastructure assets. It is already anticipated that only the private sector will take full advantage of the commercial possibilities offered by the introduction of new gTLDs, and …

FBI Unveils New Program To Teach Cyber Security To Kids

A free web-based program aimed at educating children about cyber safety through games, videos, and other interactive features has been unveiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dubbed the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge, the site features six grade-specific virtual islands for students from third-grade through eighth-grade. Each virtual island has specific cyber safety …