Friday, April 21st, 2017
IETF, ICANN, and ISOC partnered up with Australia in the field of cybersecurity and cyber infrastructure by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Political Science Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.
ICANN, ISOC, and IETF have worked as a team from the beginning of the preparation of the summit as a means of developing cyber infrastructure and cybersecurity by funding, giving technical preparation, and implementing the DNS and IPv6. Australia regarded this as a good opportunity to improve their cyberspace and decided to adopt the project from the three organizations. Australia has already used IPv6 for cyberspace, but this cooperation is expected to improve the country’s IPv6 to a better and safer IPv6.
The representative from Australia said that IPv6 could accommodate more internet user, within and outside Australia. And the country later will send their technicians to be trained by the three organizations and be taught about the protocol that has been set by the organizations. In this agreement, ISOC committed to do capacity-building by holding workshop in the schools and universities in Australia to spread the knowledge about how to use the internet safely and smartly. Four parties hoped that they could improve cyber infrastructure and enhance cybersecurity, also to develop a stable and safer cyberspace. They also agreed that this cooperation will be a start for more cooperation in the future.