Cybersecurity Is The Most Important Issue We Need To Face Today

What Are The Top Issues Facing The Internet Today?

What do people perceive to be the top issues facing the Internet today? How can stakeholders work more effectively together to strengthen the governance mechanisms meant to address these issues?

To answer those questions, the Internet Society conducted a survey in February, 2015. It had an overwhelming response with over 800 people taking a few minutes of their time to answer t survey.

The Internet Community’s Voice Counts

The community told us that:

  • Cybersecurity is the most important issue we need to face todaywith
    86% of respondents indicating that it was either “Extremely important” or “Very important” to
    them
  • Key priorities are to make Internet governance easier to understand, and to develop and share best practices amongst countries and communities.
  • Informal local and regional communities must be enhanced, and the global, regional, and national IGFs should be strengthened.

Cybersecurity is The Most Important Issue

In summary,a clear majority of respondents indicated that they think Cybersecurity
is the most important issue facing the Internet community today. Respondents indicated that
making Internet governance easier to understand, and developing and sharing best practices
amongst countries and communities are important. Enhancing informal local and regional
communities, as well as the global, regional, and national Internet Governance Forums (IGFs)
is important.

 

 

Source: InternetSociety.org

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