I was invited to participate in a panel at INTERPOL's first Information Security Conference (IISC). The panel topic was "standards and laws affecting security". Each panelist gave a short, formal presentation of a panel topic .I spoke about public-private partnerships and policies that affect security. This seems off-topic unless you are familiar with how policies developed by the ICANN community affect law enforcment efforts to combat electronic crime. My presentation considers two public-private partnerships - the Internet and ICANN - and the challenges these partnerships face. I then discuss I how ICANN's multi-stakeholder policy development process and resulting policies affects law enforcement, and how law enforcement can influence policy.
The hot topics at IISC were information sharing, expanding communications channels, and creating or reinforcing relationships not only among law enforcement but between LE and the private sector. Kudos to INTERPOL and the host Hong Kong Police for adding yet another venue where folks who are struggling to find ways to improve security and reduce crime can collaborate.