Internet Governance Glossary

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2.35 Cybersecurity

Collective for a broad range of issues from IT security, via information or content security, to security against Internet misuse and cybercrime.
 

Note:

As the Internet architecture was not designed with cybersecurity in mind, incorporating security protection requires substantial changes to the very basis of the Internet, the TCP/IP, including among others:

  • Security by design
  • Security architecture
  • Hardware mechanisms that protect computers and data
  • Secure operating systems
  • Secure coding
  • Capabilities and access control lists.

The balance between cybersecurity and human rights, especially the right to privacy, anonymity and freedom of expression, is in constant flux.