IGF 2019 WS #355 IoT Security Awareness: Learning from the Youth

Organizer 1: Chibuzor Njoku, INTERNET SOCIETY [email protected]
Organizer 2: Gabriel Karsan, INTERNET SOCIETY [email protected]
Organizer 3: Ethan Sweet, Internet Society [email protected]
Organizer 4: Yawri Carr Quirós , INTERNET SOCIETY [email protected]
Organizer 5: Ihita Gangavarapu, INTERNET SOCIETY [email protected]
Organizer 6: Lisa nyamadzawo, Internet Society
Organizer 7: Daniel Bill Opio, INTERNET SOCIETY [email protected]
Organizer 8: Juliana Novaes, [email protected]
Organizer 9: Lily Edinam Botsyoe, INTERNET SOCIETY [email protected]

Speaker 1: Ethan Sweet, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Lisa nyamadzawo, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 3: Ihita Gangavarapu, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 4: Daniel Bill Opio, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 5: Yawri Carr Quirós , Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Policy Question(s): 

IoT in Homes, Cars, Schools and Offices: What are the implications of IoT in modern society? How do we create better awareness about general best practices and potential security challenges regarding this technology? Is it possible to build more trust in these devices despite concerns about how interconnected they are becoming? Can collaboration between stakeholders help enact policies that help foster IoT security?

Relevance to Theme: Our intentions are to have comprehensive discussion about security issues in IoT and how we can avoid or circumvent them, but we will try to do this at the surface and not intentionally get too technical, keeping it simple. We will encroach on aspects that also proffer solutions to the security challenges in this domain. We will be reaching into areas regarding trust using IoT devices and possible short falls.

Relevance to Internet Governance: Our session intersects with Internet Governance because internet users (especially people that use internet enabled items) need to be in a safe environment and to feel safe most importantly; from security threats, hacks and data breaches (data theft). So we would like better policy programmes on IoT security by championing its awareness.

Privacy and human rights is the other matter because with IoT devices what confirms its true safety, regarding the data we share (data usage). The understanding needs to be open in terms of access and trust.

Format: 

Birds of a Feather - Classroom - 60 Min

Description: Opting for a less than formal session with a bird of a feather classroom format, we do not primarily intend to work with agendas per say. Although we would all (organizers) be working with an objective for generating awareness and fostering inclusion on the topic. Session outline is likely to be as follows:

Before the workshop
5 minutes: Set up white boards and other preparations

At the workshop
5 - 7 minutes: Introductions: outline of general purpose and role of the session
Provide context to address relevancy
30 - 35 minutes: [Deep dive] Brainstorming on relevant IoT issues - like awareness, best practices, security cases, potential risks, solutions and the future of policy making etc (as we would like for an open authentic dialogue) - by forming small discussions groups, effectively breaking into mini groups (four to five or more) depending on our size, strategically positioning organizers that help facilitate discussions in each group and giving each person a chance to contribute specifically to the matter, each organizer being as dynamic and effective as possible to include everyone in the discussion.
Formulate strategic options in terms of solutions and best practices
Evaluate strategic options
What to prioritize and then idea reduction done to utmost relevancy

10 -15 minutes: Conclusion, summary and next steps
Building a movement in a coalition, grassroots education and activities to be considered.

Our open nature of the session would facilitate engagement and foster inclusion, we will as group inquire, include and consider ideas from everyone making sure we try to reach complete participation. In in-dept and inclusive dialogues about these issues we will draw more attention to them, facilitating awareness. Also since we would be looking out for best practices and solutions, this would be an avenue for educative and informative purposes.

Expected Outcomes: Achieved comprehensive and inclusive discussions about on IoT and its related issues
Fostered representation and inclusion regarding the matter
Increased awareness of present and future implications of IoT
Recommendations from the attendees on how to consolidate on IoT issues especially on security with proffered solutions

Onsite Moderator: 

Chibuzor Njoku, Civil Society, African Group

Online Moderator: 

Gabriel Karsan, Civil Society, African Group

Rapporteur: 

Gabriel Karsan, Civil Society, African Group

Discussion Facilitation: 

Opting for a less than formal session with a bird of a feather classroom format, we do not primarily intend to work with agendas per say. Although we would all (organizers) be working with an objective for generating awareness and fostering inclusion on the topic. Session outline is likely to be as follows:

Before the workshop
5 minutes: Set up white boards and other preparations

At the workshop
5 - 7 minutes: Introductions: outline of general purpose and role of the session
Provide context to address relevancy
30 - 35 minutes: [Deep dive] Brainstorming on relevant IoT issues - like awareness, best practices, security cases, potential risks, solutions and the future of policy making etc (as we would like for an open authentic dialogue) - by forming small discussions groups, effectively breaking into mini groups (four to five or more) depending on our size, strategically positioning organizers that help facilitate discussions in each group and giving each person a chance to contribute specifically to the matter, each organizer being as dynamic and effective as possible to include everyone in the discussion.
Formulate strategic options in terms of solutions and best practices
Evaluate strategic options
What to prioritize and then idea reduction done to utmost relevancy

10 -15 minutes: Conclusion, summary and next steps
Building a movement in a coalition, grassroots education and activities to be considered.

Our open nature of the session would facilitate engagement and foster inclusion, we will as group inquire, include and consider ideas from everyone making sure we try to reach complete participation. In in-dept and inclusive dialogues about these issues we will draw more attention to them, facilitating awareness. Also since we would be looking out for best practices and solutions, this would be an avenue for educative and informative purposes.

Online Participation: 

Using moderation, through cues and first-to-demonstrate the need to speak, we will be looking to foster participation online as well by switching between onsite and online participation, collaborating with the online moderator towards full inclusion.

Proposed Additional Tools: As a second option or fail safe we could opt to use the unofficial zoom platform for remote participation.

White board, cardboard papers, markers

We will wish to use the white boards for general or relevant group ideas or focus points and to pass general group information which would also serve as a reference and reminder.

Cardboard papers would be used for each individual group points and for helping preserve fresh ideas etc

Markers will be for writing on both the cardboard papers and the whiteboard

SDGs: 

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure