2019 International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity (ICCC)

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The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2019 is taking place on 20th, 21st & 22nd November, 2019 at New Delhi, India. The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cyber Security is being organized by Cyberlaws.Net and Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates, Supreme Court of India. It aims to examine and analyze the emerging Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity trends of today’s times. The International Conference will be attended by various international delegates and speakers as also representatives from the national Diaspora representing the stakeholders in the digital ecosystem and alive web. These would include representatives from the Central Government & State Governments, various Ministries, Law Enforcement Agencies, Police, Business, Information Technology, Corporate Sector, Academicians, Scholars, Service Providers, International Organizations and distinguished thought leaders. The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity is currently being supported by more than 110 international and national organizations, including Bright Internet Research Center. Please visit the ICCC 2019 website for more information (http://cyberlawcybercrime.com/).

Congratulations! The MOU for BIPC was signed in BICS 2019 @ Xi’an, China

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Bright Internet China Symposium (BICS) 2019 was held successfully during 9-10 July at Xi’an, China. In particular, the BICS 2019 will be long remembered for the remarkable initiative toward the Bright Internet. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that defines the objectives and activities of Bright Internet Project Consortium (BIPC) is signed by Seven Founding Member Institutions. They are appointed as the Director of Board of BIPC, and Jae Kyu Lee is elected as the Chairman of BIPC. We expect the BIPC to play a pivotal role in establishing the Bright Internet! Please refer the BIPC page for details.    

IFIP WG 8.6 2019 Annual Conference featured the Bright ICT as a Conference Theme

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IFIP WG 8.6 2019 Annual Conference would focus on the progress made in this effort and to understand how the knowledge accumulated thus far translates into societal benefit. The conference would aim at discussions on adoption or modification of technologies, policies, and organizations from which new business models that create a bright safe internet can evolve. In this conference, Prof. Jae Kyu Lee gave a keynote speech entitled “Bright Internet: Market Driven Approach.” Please find the conference proceedings here. IFIP Working Group 8.6 is an international group concerned with the diffusion, adoption and implementation of information (and communication) technologies. The Group was established by IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) in 1994. We conduct conferences and workshops, maintain a listserver and publish books. Read more about us here.

Congratulations! Dr. Ramayya Krishnan was named as the Bright Internet Awardee of 2018

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Dr. Ramayya Krishnan, Dean of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, received the Bright Internet Award in BIGS 2018. Bright Internet Award (Jae Kyu Lee Award) honors the scholars who made excellent scholarly achievements and contributions in the field of Management Information Systems, especially in the area of Bright Internet research and development. Please visit the Bright Internet Award Page for previous winners.

BIGS 2018 at San Francisco, USA Finished Successfully

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Bright Internet Global Summit (BIGS) 2018 was held successfully during December 12-13, 2018 at San Francisco, California, USA. All participants have discussed and exchanged ideas and research outcomes toward the Bright Internet. Please find the BIGS 2018 program at http://brightinternet.org/bigs2018/program/. The next BIGS will be held in this upcoming December 18 at Munich, Germany along with International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019.

Congratulations! BICS 2018 at Beijing, China Finished Successfully

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Bright Internet China Symposium (BICS) 2018 was held successfully during 2-3 July at Tsinghua University, Beijing. More than 60 people participated in BICS 2018 from various countries, such as China, South Korea, USA, Bangladesh, etc. Participants have discussed and exchanged ideas and research outcomes toward the Bright Internet. Here is the proud participants of BICS 2018. Congratulations to the successful BICS 2018!  

Identifying Issues for the Bright ICT Initiative: A Worldwide Delphi Study of IS Journal Editors and Scholars (CAIS, 2018)

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Information and communication technology (ICT) continues to change business as we know it. As ICT further integrates into our daily lives, it creates more opportunities to both help and hinder fundamental social problems throughout the world. In response to these growing and urgent societal needs, the Association for Information Systems approved the Bright ICT Initiative to extend IS research beyond a focus on business to take on the broader challenges of an ICT-enabled bright society. We conducted a Delphi study to provide guidance on where bright ICT-minded researchers might focus to produce their greatest impact. In this paper, we report on our findings. The Delphi panel comprised 182 globally distributed IS journal editors who participated in a three-round consensus-building process via the Internet. Our results provide a framework of eleven research priority areas and specific research topics for those engaged in future-oriented, socially conscious IS research. Citation: Lee, J. and Fedorowicz, J., 2018. Identifying Issues for the Bright ICT Initiative: A Worldwide Delphi Study of IS Journal Editors and Scholars. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 42, Article 11.

Preventing State-Led Cyberattacks Using the Bright Internet and Internet Peace Principles (JAIS, 2018)

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The Internet has engendered serious cybersecurity problems due to its anonymity, transnationality, and technical shortcomings. This paper addresses state-led cyberattacks (SLCAs) as a particular source of threats. Recently, the concept of the Bright Internet was proposed as a means of shifting the cybersecurity paradigm from self-defensive protection to the preventive identification of malevolent origins through adopting five cohesive principles. To design a preventive solution against SLCAs, we distinguish the nature of SLCAs from that of private-led cyberattacks (PLCAs). We then analyze what can and cannot be prevented according to the principles of the Bright Internet. For this research, we collected seven typical SLCA cases and selected three illustrative PLCA cases with eleven factors. Our analysis demonstrated that Bright Internet principles alone are insufficient for preventing threats from the cyberterror of noncompliant countries. Thus, we propose a complementary measure referred to here as the Internet Peace Principles, which define that the Internet should be used only for peaceful purposes in accordance with international laws and norms. We derive these principles using an approach that combines the extension of physical conventions to cyberspace, the expansion of international cybersecurity conventions to global member countries, and analogical international norms. Based on this framework, we adopt the Charter of the United Nations, the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, Recommendations by the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts, the Tallinn Manual, and Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and others as reference norms that we use to derive the consistent international order embodied by the Internet Peace Principles. Citation: Shin, Y.Y., Lee, J.K. and Kim, M., 2018. Preventing State-Led Cyberattacks Using the Bright Internet and Internet Peace Principles. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19(3), pp.152-181.