Encryption laws and distrust in digital security cited as primary reason for potential economic fallout in Australia, according to the Internet Society.
The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60% in 2018, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, cryptojacking incidents - the unauthorised use of others’ computing resources to conduct cryptomining - more than tripled, and there continued to be a steady stream of high-profile data breaches, according to a report from the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.
Cyber security is the major concern for Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey by the Internet Society has found. Last year, cyber security was second among users' concerns.
Internet users in many countries, including Australia, are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and 49% say lack of trust is the main reason for not shopping online, according to a new global survey.
Australia’s peak body representing Internet users has called for a stepped-up national effort by government and industry to ensure Australia achieves its full potential as a digitially-enabled society.
Use of the Internet via mobile devices is becoming a “compelling preference” for many Australians, according to Internet Australia, which has welcomed a global report finding that mobile has fundamentally transformed Internet access and use around the world.
The Internet Society of Australia had changed its name to Internet Australia.
The Internet Society wants the federal government to delay for at least a year its proposed Copyright Legislation forcing ISPs to block access to pirate websites, while undertaking an independent study on the “real extent” of video piracy.
You’d think Australia already has a digitally enabled economy, but the Internet Society is nevertheless applauding Government and Opposition moves to foster more of it.
The peak bodies of both the Internet and Telecommunications industries have lambasted the federal government’s promised allocation of just $131 million to meet the compliance costs of its mandatory data retention regime.
The Internet Society of Australia CEO Laurie Patton has spoken to the Senate Standing Committee looking at the Copyright Amendment Bill of 2015, with Patton’s comments reported in full within.
Five Internet standards bodies - the IEEE, Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Society and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - have joined force to push other standardisations bodies to adopt a new paradigm for global, open standards based on "the effective and efficient standardization processes that have made the Internet and Web the premiere platforms for innovation and borderless commerce."
InternetNZ has announced that Wellington-based 'Internet Luminary' Keith Davidson has been elected to the 12 member board of the Internet Society (ISOC), having been co-chair of ISOC's Advisory Council for the past two years.
The Internet Society has designated 6 June 2012 as the global launch date for IPv6, by which time it is expects many major web sites and equipment vendors to have permanently enabled IPv6 for their products and services. Internode has joined a handful of global ISPs so far committed to the project.
The Internet Society has launched Deploy360, a programme that aims to "provide real-world deployment information initially for IPv6 and DNSSEC and, over time, for additional Internet technologies."
The Internet Society (ISOC) is set to launch its new website later this year as part of a move which the society says marks the first phase of an ongoing process, including the release of its latest three year business strategy, to reach new audiences and further the message that, as a unique platform for innovation, creativity, and economic opportunity, the Internet makes the world a better place.
The ITU has fired a second salvo in its war of words against the IETF over their split on standards for operation and management of MPLS networks, laying the blame squarely on the IETF.
The Global Internet Society is trying to galvanise Internet users worldwide into becoming active defenders of the Internet as an open and transparent platform for communication and innovation.
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