This webinar was broadcast on July 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT / 18:00 Central European Time (CET).
Stay at home orders during the pandemic have put strains on the Internet, and yet the diverse ecosystem of providers has largely met the challenge and kept us all online and connected.
On July 9, 2020, leading Internet industry association i2Coalition conducted a webinar to update the global community about the work being done by Internet industry companies to ensure the continued operations of the Internet’s infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis.
As people have complied with stay at home orders and our lives have moved increasingly online, global Internet traffic has soared, with reports of surges of 50 to 70 percent. Maintaining Internet availability and security during this pandemic requires coordination within a diverse ecosystem of Internet infrastructure organizations, from ISPs to IXPs to cloud and data center operators, to the managers and distributors of content to the last mile. Join i2Coalition to learn about efforts being made by providers in the United States to ensure the network reliability and security operations crucial to consumers across the country, now relying on the internet more than ever to work from home, attend remote classes and stay connected.
Esteemed guests were invited to speak on the underlying infrastructure resources and collaborative efforts our industry has harnessed to ensure that the world can continue to operate digitally during this pandemic.
Christian Dawson, Co-Founder & Executive Director, i2Coalition
- Alissa Starzak, Cloudflare
- Graeme Bunton, Tucows
- Jane Shih, Endurance International Group
- Ilissa Miller, DE-CIX
Areas we will address:
When the Covid-19 crisis began, governments, public authorities and press asked Industry players and associations if there will be enough bandwidth and capacity available to handle more people working and learning from home and consuming more media online. How has the Internet responded?
What type of cyberattacks are we seeing during the pandemic? How are we responding to those attempting to take advantage of the fact that more people are sitting at home, without access to the more robust IT security in the workplace? What are the best tools at our disposal to combat these abuses?
Is this industry well situated to help businesses recover from COVID-19, and if so how?
Building and Maintaining Resilience
What can we do to ensure that the Internet can continue to surge to meet demand, and to address cyber risk?