Internet Stability and Security
LACTLD Anycast Cloud
The LACTLD Anycast Cloud is a collaborative network that seeks to strengthen DNS infrastructure and stability in Latin America and the Caribbean. The LACTLD Anycast Cloud is regional, collaborative and not-for-profit. This initiative has strengthened the infrastructure and stability of the Cloud’s clients and nodes as well as the entire regional network in terms of resilience, robustness, traffic load management, speed and availability.
OpenNetAudit – Open Network Security Auditing Tool
The goal of OpenNetAudit is to develop an application for network security auditing that allows users to check configuration and software objects following security best practices. The software will be composed of the most modern libraries, such as Napalm, Nornir, Netmiko, supporting standard formats such as yaml and json, to interact with network devices in an abstract manner.
Analyzing the unintended security implications of AS-Path Prepending
The aim of the project is to analyze the deployment of AS-Path Prepending on the Internet and to understand its implications for Internet routing security by providing knowledge that allows network operators to assess the tradeoffs of using AS-Path Prepending for unbound traffic engineering.
Continuous Monitoring Tool
NIC.ar seeks to develop a software solution that allows the constant, automatic and periodic monitoring of all the domains registered with a NIC, in order to observe their compliance with the various standards defined at the global and regional level and with the best practices defined within the domain ecosystem, such as the use of DNSSEC, SSL, number of delegations, responsive design, and accessibility.
IoT Honeypot Deployment in Latin America and the Caribbean
This is a joint initiative by CEDIA and The Shadowserver Foundation that will deploy a large-scale honeypot sensor network in Latin America and the Caribbean, building upon the technology developed by Shadowserver for automating honeypot deployments and CEDIA’s CSIRT expertise.
Expansion of Congestion Latency Optimization Algorithms
The project will expand the congestion algorithm for latency optimization developed by Universidad de Palermo so that it can be executed from both the side receiving and the side sending the data. The algorithm currently works from the side receiving the data and optimizes the reception window to reach available network capacity without causing packet flooding at the bottleneck location on a network path.
Free and Open Internet
“La Clika, Libres en Línea” (Free Online)
“La Clika, Libres en Línea” is an interactive transmedia campaign created in Mexico by Luchadoras and La Sandia Digital, two organizations that seek to raise awareness among young women and provide them with tools to avoid the dissemination of intimate images without their consent. Luchadoras and Sandia Digital have created a digital campaign for young women to have information and tools to identify and act against online violence.
Online Safety Tools for Vulnerable Groups in the Caribbean
Many instances of abuse that used to occur offline have been transferred to online spaces or intensified by the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). Particularly, women, girls, and the LGBTQ+ community are disproportionately affected by severe forms of online abuse including revenge porn and cyber-stalking. This problem is exacerbated in small closely-knit communities like the Caribbean where it is difficult to recover from or avoid abusers.
In@Web: Accessible Website Generator
The purpose of this project is to build a Content Management System (CMS) with native accessibility for both generating and consuming content and which also allows content producers with disabilities to use the tool with complete independence. The project will use as a reference existing website content accessibility guidelines, which includes recommendations for making websites more accessible.
“Okamasüei (White Man’s Technology in Cabécar)”
The Sulá Batsú cooperative and the Network of Cabécar Women in Alto Pacuare are developing a digital application that will generate, in Costa Rica, conditions to counteract the risks of indigenous knowledge extractivism with the penetration of connectivity into their territories.
The Right to Share on a Free Internet
Internet intermediaries are the key to freedom of expression and access to culture, they are the mediators of public discourse, and their platforms serve as a space for participation and the circulation of information. However, as a result of the legislation of their countries of origin, they have developed strict policies for managing intellectual property online.
Free and Safe Online: Strengthening Digital Activism and Empowering the LGBTIQ+ Community in Paraguay
In light of the urgent need to strengthen digital wellbeing and security among the LGBTIQ+ community in Paraguay,the purpose of the alliance between TEDIC, Diversxs Paraguay and Cuarto Mundo is to create and develop decentralized content that will not only contribute to the safety of the members of the LGBTIQ+ community, but that will also allow the co-production of materials that elevate the voices and narratives of the community in relation to their digital, sexual and reproductive rights, both in Guarani and in Jopara
ComuREDE is an initiative for empowering communities through open and accessible technologies that seeks to promote Internet access and quality of life in peripheral areas. The project has developed a platform for providing free wireless and community Internet using infrastructure that is also used to address the problem of an irregular and scarce water supply.
Enabling Internet and Connectivity for Remote Locations Using LoRa in a Mesh Topology
The proposal consists of developing low-cost devices for the construction of interconnection infrastructure that will allow connecting people living in remote and unconnected areas of Latin America, such as northwestern Brazil.The goal of the project is to build a device with low installation and maintenance costs and which can be used to provide basic network services to inhabitants of remote areas.
Internet Connectivity and Lighting for the Yunguillo Native Council Using ELIoT®
The goal of this initiative is to bring Internet service to the inhabitants of the Mayor Yunguillo Native Council, located in the Putumayo department in Colombia, by creating a WiFi Internet mesh network for public use with connectivity provided by a third party, all of which will be supported by the Un Litro de Luz ELIoT® technology, which will also provide lighting to the public spaces of the council.
Deployment of Community Networks in the Traslasierra Valley
The goal of the project is to connect communities of the Traslasierra Valley in Córdoba, Argentina, that have little or no Internet access using wireless network infrastructure. The project will complete an infrastructure deployment that began years ago with the support of the Internet Society in the departments of San Alberto and San Javier.
Low-Cost Router with Algorithms for Long-Range Coverage
The goal of the project is to develop a modular system that allows connecting and expanding coverage for the interconnection of communities that do not have access to the Internet. Thus, the project will develop technology and conduct a study to design and build a programmable device that operates as a powerful router, allowing the interconnection of devices to share a single connection, or as a router to connect to the Internet.