Kathy Brown

Kathy Brown

President and CEO, Internet Society
Joined on October 20, 2015
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About

Kathryn C. Brown joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. A veteran of Internet policy development and initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion, Ms. Brown leads the Internet Society in its mission to keep the Internet open, thriving and benefitting all people throughout the world.

The Internet Society is at the center of the largest global network of people and organizations focused on ensuring the Internet continues to evolve as a platform for innovation, collaboration, economic development and social progress. As the Internet faces escalating challenges in the areas of privacy, security and governance, the Internet Society serves as a powerful voice for the Internet community as an internationally respected expert on Internet technical, development and policy issues.

Ms. Brown’s career spans the public and private sector, including serving in the United States National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and leading policy and global corporate social responsibility initiatives for telecom provider Verizon. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Marist College. Ms. Brown has served on the advisory boards of the Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the mPowering Development Initiative of the ITU, and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.

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Policy & RegulationInternet GovernanceICANNCybersecurityNetworksPrivacyDNSLawWebThreat Intelligence

Recent Blogs

Encryption and Securing Our Digital Economy

Important Milestone in IANA Stewardship Transition: NTIA Says Proposal Meets Criteria

Reflections on the G7 ICT Ministers Meeting in Japan

On the Way to the G7 ICT Ministers’ Meeting in Japan

IANA: Keeping the Ultimate Objective in Mind

Popular Posts

Encryption and Securing Our Digital Economy

We’re Almost There… IANA Stewardship Transition

Important Milestone in IANA Stewardship Transition: NTIA Says Proposal Meets Criteria

Reflections on the G7 ICT Ministers Meeting in Japan

IANA: Keeping the Ultimate Objective in Mind