Author Archives: Wout de Natris

About Wout de Natris

As a consultant I specialise in establishing new and different relationships between industry, governments and law enforcement where internet safety and the fight against cyber crime are concerned. This makes me a bridge builder. Hence the blogs name. In this blog I intend to stress the need for interaction, cooperation and exchange of information in order to change the mentioned relationships. On offer: a comprehensive training on all non-technical aspects of spam enforcement and a cyber awareness presentation for companies and institutions

Testing, testing, testing for a more secure (internet) world

If there’s one analogy between the Covid-19 crisis and cyber security, it is the lack of testing in many places across the globe. In both cases to truly know how safe and secure we are, testing needs to be stepped … Continue reading

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Why are internet security standards badly deployed and what to do about it?

In 2019 under the aegis of the Internet Governance Forum a pilot project was conducted into the causes of and solutions for the, in general, slow deployment of internet security standards. Standards that on mass deployment make the internet and … Continue reading

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Internet consolidation at EuroDIG 2019: Questions in need of an answer

On behalf of SIDN I was the focal point and moderator of the workshop on internet consolidation at EuroDIG in The Hague, June 2019. The following is the official report of the workshop I wrote and published on the EuroDIG … Continue reading

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Chances and opportunities or the U.S., the E.U. and privacy regulation

The European Parliament recently sent a letter to the U.S. government expressing its concerns on the U.S. government’s demands on U.S. companies to deliver (privacy sensitive) data stored in Europe to the U.S. enforcement and security agencies when so requested. … Continue reading

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How the West was won or protecting data

The Internet world shook once again this week with the revelation of military, strategic information leaked by a sports app. By running around the compound soldiers gave away their position to the app, that dutifully offered this information to the … Continue reading

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Options for the Digital Transition

Over the past years I’ve written repeatedly about the digital transition. In 2015 I organised and moderated a workshop on behalf of the Dutch national Internet Governance Forum, NLIGF, on this topic at the IGF in João Pessoa in Brazil. … Continue reading

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Luddites of the 21st century unite, revisited

Some years ago I wrote a post on the fact that I saw the world automate fast and did not see a lot of people worrying about the consequences for their lives. Nobody was smashing automated production lines. Smashing smart … Continue reading

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