Robust internet security vital for protection of sensitive data – ICANN

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Albert Daniels, speaking at the Internet Week Guyana event in Georgetown.

A secure, stable and reliable internet network is important for any country that wants to develop a framework for efficient handling of data across a number of platforms.

This was pointed out by Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement for the Caribbean attached to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Albert Daniels, who said this will also allow greater levels of transparency and accountability in the oil and gas sector.

ICANN is a nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the internet and ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.

Speaking to OilNOW on Tuesday during a visit to Guyana, Daniels said, “Your oil and gas sector is one of the critical sectors to Guyana’s development just as your medical sector or financial sector and what you will find is that eventually there will be a lot of sensitive, classified, confidential information that is going to be going across networks and a lot of analysis will be done by using the internet.”

In this regard, he added that this is the whole purpose of ICANN; to facilitate the introduction of policies that can ensure that major sectors such as oil and gas are not jeopardized by security breaches over the internet.

He said, “You want to ensure that when you send your communications regarding all your important sectors that it does not go to all the wrong sectors and your financial details are not disclosed and by participating in the ICANN multi-stakeholder environment, individuals can contribute to policies that can ensure that ICANN’s work is continued.”

Daniels was in the South American country to participate in the Internet Week Guyana activities which took place on October 9 to 13.

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