Global Internet Security Is In the Hands Of 14 People, How're They Selected?

They hold the seven secret keys!

Global Internet Security Is In the Hands Of 14 People, How're They Selected?
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Who runs internet security? Is it Google, Apple or the Illuminati? Actually, they do not execute the internet security. It may sound a fictional thing, but the security of internet is governed by 14 people who hold seven secret keys.

There is an organization named the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, who are responsible for managing Domain Name System (DNS). So, what is DNS? When we type an address in the address bar of the browser, the domain name checks the IP address of where we want to go and redirects us there.

The heart of the DNS system lies in seven keys, and these seven keys are distributed to two groups of seven people all over the world.

So, how are people selected and who are those people, and if one key is lost, will the internet go down? Let us find out. 

Note: The cover photo shows the KSK Key ceremony members.

How ICANN selects these people? 

How ICANN selects these people? 

A criterion is published on the ICANN website saying if someone is interested then they can apply. 

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So who are these people?

So who are these people?
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The selected people are technical experts and are geographically scattered all over the world.

Each keyholder has a traditional key for two safety boxes.

Each keyholder has a traditional key for two safety boxes.
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The two safety boxes contain smart cards, and the boxes are located one on the east coast and one on the west.

So what is the idea behind this?

So what is the idea behind this?
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It is fairly simple that no company or an organization or government can have access to keys so that they can misuse it.

What if one of the keys is lost?

What if one of the keys is lost?
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Only seven keys are required to control the internet, but for safety reasons, 14 people are selected so that if one key is lost the other person has a duplicate of the key. 

Final question, when does the key ceremony take place?

Final question, when does the key ceremony take place?
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This key ceremony is held after every four years, where ICANN distribute the keys.

Have a look at the key signing ceremony.

It is interesting that internet security is still governed by seven keys.

That's all, folks.

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