UDC 005:004.738.5
Biblid: 0025-8555, 73(2021)
Vol. 73, No 2, pp. 235-258
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/MEDJP2102235V

Pregledni članak
Received: 24 Mar 2021
Accepted: 14 Jun 2021


VULETIĆ Dejan (Dr Dejan Vuletić je naučni saradnik u Institutu za strategijska istraživanja Univerziteta odbrane, Beograd.), dejan.vuletic@mod.gov.rs
ĐORĐEVIĆ Branislav (Dr Branislav Đorđević je redovni profesor u Institutu za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd)

The activities of the United Nations, as the most important international organization, as well as the efforts of certain regional and national organizations, are discussed in this article on the subject of Internet governance. The article pays special attention to the “internet of things,” the increasing use of which causes the emergence of new, dangerous, and serious threats, further complicating the problem of Internet governance. The stated subject of the research is directly related to the aim of the paper, which is to present and analyse the activities of various entities, international, regional and national institutions and organizations, as well as leading states, primarily the United States and Russia, and documents that attempt to regulate activities in cyberspace. The basic hypothesis is that opposing national interests prevent international bodies, particularly the United Nations, from reaching a consensus on the fundamental principles of Internet governance, resulting in insecurity in the face of increasingly frequent, diverse, and serious threats to the Internet and cyberspace in general. Based on the arguments presented in the paper, there have been numerous attempts to regulate Internet governance that have not materialized in concrete decisions implemented in national legislation and practice. Due to the growing dependence on information and communication technologies, the problem of the non-existence of regulations in this area makes the information society even more vulnerable.

Keywords: internet, cyberspace, internet of things, vulnerabilities, management, security