The Internet Society India Chennai Round Table for Stakeholder inputs was held on the on October 22 at The Raj, Residency Towers, Chennai during 6-9 pm. This event on 22nd gains added importance as an event that was organised as a Preparatory event to the Global Conference on Cyberspace to be held at New Delhi, as a High Level global diplomaticand policy event later this year.
The Round Table topic goes well beyond Internet Security, and broadly and loosely examined how Internet Security measures spill over to everyday life and how various security concerns, valid and real, sometimes translate into restrictions that alter the way we live our lives. The intention has been to see if diverse view points could contribute to Security design and help evolve good Security policies. The session was open for remote participation and recorded. The recording of the session is accessed from the link below:
This Roundtable event was in follow up an earlier Roundtable event during an ISOC Chennai DNSSEC/KSK rollover policy session at GRT Grand Hotel aur earlier event during June at Chennai. The Report on July 9, 2017. A writeup based on the June event was sent to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Best Practices on Cybersecurity as inputs and attached below for context.
Reference Documents from the earlier (July9) event: (links below)
We organized a round table event with a select list of 25 participants at Residency Towers on 22 October to discuss the broader policy aspects of (Cyber)Security. Prior to this event, on invitation from NIT Calicut Alumni (Chennai Chapter) we had a conversation on “Internet and Internet Governance and the Stakes”
The link below points to the recording of the one hour session with the Chennai Chapter Alummni of the NII. Please follow the link to watch the event. Our voices sound a little different due to a recording error.
The initial Inter Planetary Networking technologies have been developed by Vint Cerf and others. In Interplanetary networking the time delay (latency) and the lack of continuous network connectivity (as for example, waiting for the next satellite to come into the communication range) are problems that needed to be solved. Hence the Interplanetary Network has to be Delay Tolerant and Disruption tolerant, whereas on the Internet, by the present protocols, the packets would be dropped when there is a line disruption or any abnormal delay.
The experimental protocols have been developed by members of the Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking Research Group (which operates under the aegis of the Internet Research Task Force).
The Internet Society has shared an update from NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate’s (HEOMD) on its Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program.
While much of the focus is on a human mission to Mars, there are also signs of NASA’s increased commitment to Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN).
Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN): Infusion of store and forward communications protocols into NASA and international missions.
Demonstrated supervisory control of ESA Eurobot from the International Space Station (ISS using) DTN.
Agreement with KARI (the South Korean Space Agency) to conduct DTN experiments.
With an increased dependency upon robotic missions to pave the way for a human mission to Mars, and increasing realization that the data is the mission, these are encouraging signs that DTN is gathering momentum as a critical component of guaranteeing mission success.