This article aims to raise awareness about bias in the Internet measurement infrastructure; e.g., RIPE Atlas, RIPE RIS. What is bias? Is the infrastructure biased? Is it a problem? The article discusses these issues and presents data that can help users to interpret or conduct measurements.
Technology and Innovation
Based in Bengaluru, India
Sankalp Basavaraj is a Senior Architect in Akamai Technologies Inc. and has worked with 300+ customers worldwide. His expertise spans across multiple tech arenas such as web performance, analytics, enterprise security and network engineering. Before Akamai, he worked as a network engineer with AT&T client and helped in designing & testing of LTE, 5G architectures. When he is not busy solving the problems of Internet, you can find him dabbling with the stock markets.
The last two years stood witness to multiple Internet outages causing massive disruptions across the globe. Among views on how to make the situation better, a prevalent theory is that multi-Cloud, multi-CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) are inevitable and are the holy grail of the Internet. This art…
The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) from the Open Technology Fund (OTF) supports examination of Internet shutdowns and other events that restrict the free flow of information over the Internet. With the call for the fellowship open until 13 March, OTF is calling on individuals within…
Based in Belgium
Nadia Tjahja is a PhD Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), working on the project “The contribution of global and regional multistakeholder mechanisms in improving global governance (GREMLIN)”, specifically her work looks at the legitimacy of multistakeholderism in Internet Governance.
Our policy brief covers stakeholder composition of the Internet Governance Forum. We conducted a detailed analysis of stakeholder identification of individuals who attended the Internet Governance Forum on-site from 2006 until 2019. We also reflected on their attendance and re-attendance numbers an…
Based in Amsterdam
I work as Senior Information Security Officer for the RIPE NCC. Before that, I worked for several Internet related companies in various technical and security related roles. I'm interested in all aspects of information security and privacy, which includes a wide range of topic from information security frameworks (ISO 27001, CSC-20), cloud security, incident response, intrusion detection, OSINT, digital forensics to GDPR. My guilty pleasure? Doing hands-on 'hacking' and digital forensic challenges.
Information security controls help protect against vulnerabilities and risk. In this article, we share details of the RIPE NCC Cloud Security Controls Framework that we'll be using to assess whether cloud providers meet the security requirements for our services.
Suzanne Taylor is a Public Policy & Internet Governance Consultant. In her work with the RIPE NCC, she engages with a broad range of Internet stakeholders including the RIPE NCC membership, governments, law enforcement and intergovernmental organisations. From 2012 to 2016, she worked in communications at the RIPE NCC and has previously worked as a journalist and in media relations and science communications.
We take a comprehensive look at three different countries in the Mediterranean region as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.
Gergana Petrova is the Community Development Manager at RIPE NCC. She helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with a broad range of stakeholders, including the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community, government, academia, civil society and other Internet stakeholders. Gergana has been working for the RIPE NCC since 2013. Originally from Bulgaria, Gergana studied in Germany before relocating to the Netherlands. Gergana has a Masters in Business Research.
RACI provides funding for academics to present their research at events such as the RIPE Meeting and RIPE NCC regional meetings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funds for this initiative in 2021 will instead be used to support research projects relevant to work carried out by the RIPE NCC.
I am the Chief Operations Officer of the RIPE NCC, responsible for the registry, member-related services and software development, including the RIPE Database, LIR Portal, and RPKI. I have joined the RIPE NCC in 2012 as a Software Engineer, and since then have worked in different roles across the organisation. I have a MSc in Computer Science.
Our cloud strategy framework provides a starting point that we will use when developing cloud implementations in the future. It also forms a solid basis for discussions with the community on specific proposals relating to our services.
Based in Amsterdam
Niels is a postdoctoral researcher with the ‘Making the hidden visible: Co-designing for public values in standards-making and governance’-project at the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a research fellow with the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at the European University Viadrina and an associated scholar with the Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. His research focuses on how norms, such as human rights, get inscribed, resisted, and subverted in the Internet infrastructure through its transnational governance. Niels tries to understand how invisible infrastructures provide a socio-technical ordering to information societies and how this influences the distribution of wealth, power, and possibilities. While writing his PhD ‘Wired Norms: Inscription, resistance, and subversion in the governance of the Internet infrastructure’, which was awarded with an honorary mentioned by the Association of Internet Researchers, Niels was affiliated with the DATACTIVE Research Group at the Media Studies and Political Science department at the University of Amsterdam. Before that Niels has worked as Head of Digital for ARTICLE19 where he designed, fund-raised, and set up the digital programme which covered the Internet Engineering Taskforce, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Institute for Electric and Electronic Engineers, and the International Telecommunications Union. Before that Niels designed and implemented freedom of expression projects with Free Press Unlimited. He holds a cum laude MA in Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam.
The Internet plays a crucial role in our increasingly digital daily lives. But who shapes and governs the patchwork that enables this essential utility? And how do their actions bear on the rights and interests of users all over the world?
Based in Taupo, New Zealand
Nevil started work at the University of Auckland's Computer Centre in 1971, developed the University's internal network, then the Kawaihiko ( NZ Universities) network, which used NeTraMet, his Traffic Flow Monitoring system. He has been active in the IETF since 1992. From 1990 onward he's been a CAIDA Staff member. In 2012 he spent some time at the RIPE NCC, working on analysing RIPE Atlas traceroutes, to see what they could reveal about Internet topology.
This analysis of RIPE Atlas traceroutes for days in 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019 displays full network graphs for each successive half-hour and develops an algorithm for finding node or edge outages of an hour or more.