IGF USA, Washington DC, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
July 24, 2017
- Dan Caprio, The Providence Group
- Evelyn Remaley, NTIA
- Anne Hobson, R Street Institute
- Adiel Akplogan, ICANN
- Nathan Wineinger, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
- Julie Kearney, Consumer Technology Association
Opening Remarks, Dan Caprio
- formed the IGF IoT dynamic coalition in 2008
- IGF global framework aims at developing an IOT ecosystem utilizing a strategic approach into account from the outset www.iot-dynamic-coalition.org
- transparency, accountability and choice are essential
- how do we deal with the process of securing the IoT?
Evelyn Remaley, NTIA
- 2016, internet policy taskforce, published green paper in Jan 2017, balancing policy, encouraging commerce, international scale
- DOC letting the IoT market grow, just as the internet was allowed to grow without regulation
- July 2016 convening a multi stakeholder process IoT patchability, consensus that consumers should know about patchability and upgrades, next report due in September
- cybersecurity executive order to counter botnets and establish additional cybersecurity
Anne Hobson, R Street Institute
- focused on cybersecurity challenges
- array of interconnected devices
- 70% of these devices have a security issue
- not isolated, but distributed problem, IoT requires holistic solutions
Adiel Akplogan, ICANN
- taking the IP, unique identifier approach
- IoT is unmanaged, who has control over that?
- need to raise awareness and capacity building of how the internet works
- this isn’t just the responsibility of ISPs, but all of us, as we have networks in our homes
Nathan Wineinger, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
- 79% of the world, faces persecution based on their religious belief
- religious groups to use IoT to circumvent government and social persecution
- IoT must take account of these needs
Julie Kearney, Consumer Technology Association
- represents ISPs, IoT working group, CTA best practices for the IoT
- mainstream tech retailers and healthcare
- IoT should improve lives, modernize homes, monito health, improve data analytics
- NTIA is collecting data on the moving parts/mechanics of other groups focusing on IoT
- IoT still at early stage, standards are evolving
- CTA consumer education, securing home networks
What’s the role of government when it comes to guidelines?
- multiple agencies involved including the FTC, FDA, DoT
- NTIA open to neutral investigation and managing partnerships
How are we going to go about security and IoT?
- no one solution, federated approach, no silver bullet
- must be seen as a global issue, the most recent DDOS attack occurred from devices developed overseas and with poor security
- cyber-insurance, private market mechanism, requires a risk assessment that includes baseline standards, ensuring good cybersecurity hygiene
- NTIA is tackling the issues surrounding IoT by creating an internet policy taskforce within the DoC.
- Scope and scale of IoT is new.
- Ethics incorporates the way people see and interact with our daily lives.
- The fundamental premise of the IoT is to make life better.
- We need a holistic/ecosystem approach to the IoT and must avoid a siloed approach.
- Cybersecurity underpins IoT. You can’t have privacy without security.
- There are no silver bullet solutions.
- Design requirements could do more harm than good.
- Distributed issues should have distributed solutions.
- IoT has the potential to serve as a buffer and protector of those persecuted for their religious beliefs.
- Focus must be on the positive side of IoT as a modernizer of homes, health and analytics.
- Must continue to strengthen the multi-stakeholder model.
More informations at the IGF USA Wiki on Taking A Holistic Approach to the Internet of Things