Friday, April 7th, 2017
EastWest Institute (EWI) and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) have committed to promote a better cyber infrastructure by spreading the Domain Name System (DNS) awareness to the people globally. This cooperation is done with the signing of an agreement named The Cooperation between EastWest Institute and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on Workshop and Focus Group Discussion, on Friday, April 7, 2017, in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.
EWI wants to help ICANN in term of cyber infrastructure, as ICANN is an organization that experts in that field. Therefore both parties wants to conduct a routine discussion regarding the cyberspace. Both parties also wants to help the human infrastructure by doing capacity-building about the right way to use cyber infrastructure. The representative from EWI said that they wanted multi-stakeholderism principle will be applied in conducting cyber infrastructure.
Both parties agreed that by maintaining a good cyber infrastructure, the cybersecurity will be a lot safer too. Cyber infrastructure is a vulnerable system, and that is why they support the maintenance of a good cyber infrastructure. The cooperation is also done because both sides want to create secure and stable cybersecurity, especially those which related to cyber infrastructure by spreading DNS awareness. The organizations also believe to states’ sovereignty, but they also encourage multi-stakeholderism as they think that media, private sectors, and organization can contribute more for the sake of safer and better cyberspace.