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Clean pipes: should ISPs provide a more secure internet?

Broadband Internet service providers Cyber security Internet Australia

One of the largest online challenges facing Australia is to provide effective cybersecurity to the majority of internet users who don’t have the skills or resources to defend themselves.

This paper explores the concept of 'clean pipes', which is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) could provide security services to their customers to deliver a level of default security.

This paper examines arguments for clean pipes and possible implementation roadblocks.

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