On Wednesday April[masked] the Internet Society New York Chapter (http://isoc-ny.org/) (ISOC-NY) and the Internet of Things (IoT) NY meetup (https://www.meetup.com/IoT-NY/) will hold a joint event to present a talk by the Internet Society's Chief Internet Technology Officer Olaf Kolkman on the theme "IoT Security and Privacy by Design".
In February 2017, at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Craig Spietzle of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) asked Olaf Kolkman and Bruce Schneier a key question - "The Internet of Insecurity: Can Industry Solve It or Is Regulation Required? (https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2017/02/internet-insecurity-can-industry-solve-it-or-regulation-required)" The answer is that, of course, the two options are not mutually exclusive. However, the foundation of the Internet's overwhelming success has been collaborative bottom-up multistakeholder standard making, based on practical application. And there is no reason that this process cannot continue and deliver us a trusted IoT future. But to acheive this it is necessary that all players work together and step wisely. At the Internet Society this principle is known as "Collaborative Security".
Olaf must have answered Craig Spietzle's question effectively, because within two months the Online Trust Alliance and the Internet Society had decided to totally pool their resources! On Wednesday New York IoT Developers will have a unique opportunity for a dialogue with Olaf Kolkman, and gain insight into how they too can bring this collective wisdom to their products.
Food and drink will be served. Space is limited. There will be a livestream.
Olaf Kolkman (https://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/staff/mr-olaf-kolkman) has had numerous responsibilities in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF (https://www.ietf.org/)), the premier standards organization for the Internet. He chaired the IETF DNS Extension Working Group (dnsext (https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/dnsext)) and the Web Extensible Internet Registration Data Service (weirds (https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/weirds)) working groups. He was IAB member from 2006 to 2012 and its chair between March 2007 and March 2011. He was member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC (https://iaoc.ietf.org/)) and the IETF Trust (https://trustee.ietf.org/), and was Acting RFC Series (http://www.rfc-editor.org/) Editor in 2011.
He is the IETF/ISOC representative on the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardization and a Trusted Community Representative in the context of the DNS Root-Signing ceremony.