Korea Internet & Security Agency

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The Korea Internet & Security Agency (한국인터넷진흥원, KISA) is the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning's sub-organization dealing with the allocation and maintenance of South Korea's IPv4/IPv6 address space (and the related WHOIS information), Autonomous System Numbers, and the .kr country code top-level domain (ccTLD). It also is responsible for security of the public internet within South Korea, and runs the computer emergency response team for the country. Other activities include, but are not limited to, promotion of safe internet usage and internet culture, detecting and analyzing malware/virus on the web, education about internet and cyber security, and various other cyber security issues.

The organization was created in 2004 pursuant to Article 9 of the Act on Internet Address Resources (passed on July 30, 2004), and subsumed the Korea Network Information Center, previously a non-profit organization founded in 1999. The president of the organization as of November 2008 was Dr. Park Syung-Kyoo.

In July 2009, two other agencies were merged into KISA: the National Internet Development Agency of Korea (NIDA) and the Korean IT International Cooperation Agency (KIICA).[1]

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