[UPDATE] The recording and the summary of the WebDebate are now available.
As cyberspace increasingly gets (mis)used by states for military purposes, international negotiations on rules of behaviour in cyberspace evolve, in particular within the UN context. DiploFoundation, with the support of Microsoft, is organising a series of cyber-diplomacy web discussions which aim to map trends, introduce challenges, clarify open issues on the negotiation table, outline processes where discussions are happening, and explain how all of us can get involved.
The Norms and confidence building measures: Are we there yet? web discussion will look into the importance of norms and confidence building measures (CBMs), go over already existing norms and CBMs in cyberspace, and debate the need for new ones.
Thursday, 21st November 2019, 13 UTC (14 CET)
Possible issues for discussion include:
What are norms and confidence building measures (CBMs) and why do they matter (on global and regional scales)? Do we have an agreed upon framework on responsible behaviour for cyberspace? What norms and CBMs do we already have? Do we need more norms, and if so, what is missing? How do we enforce the agreed upon framework? Where are these discussions taking place, and how can we get involved?
This webinar is the fourth in a series of cyber-diplomacy web discussions which consisted of four hour-long webinars, running from October to November 2019. Each debate involved recognised international experts in the field, and a senior fellow of DiploFoundation as the moderator. Thematic focus of the web discussions was on pertinent issues related to ongoing global negotiations about responsible behaviour in cyberspace: trends and impacts of cyber-armament, applicability of international law to cyberspace, challenges of traceability and attribution of cyber-attack, and perspectives and applicability of norms and confidence building measures. To make the webinars ‘actionable’ and help participants get involved, the webinars discussed open issues, effects on security, human rights and economic development, and reviewed existing processes and avenues of contributions by various actors.
Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Commissioner at the Global Commission for Stability of Cyberspace, and Executive Chairman of Consultancy Support Services Ltd
Bart Hogeveen, Head of Cyber Capacity Building at the International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Host and moderator
Vladimir Radunovic, Cybersecurity and E-diplomacy Programmes Director, DiploFoundation
For background information about the context, and the open and controversial issues discussed in the main negotiation tracks - the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UN GGE) and the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) - visit the dedicated GIP Digital Watch page.
Mr Vladimir Radunović Cybersecurity and E-diplomacy Programmes Director
Serbian-born Mr Vladimir (Vlada) Radunović is a lecturer in cybersecurity policy, Internet governance, and e-diplomacy on postgraduate and professional courses. He also serves as an expert with the Geneva Internet Platform. He served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) from 2016 to 2020, and a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from 2012 to 2014. Vlada has been a lecturer, speaker, and resource person on a number of educational and training programmes and events worldwide, including within the WSIS and IGF processes. His professional and research focus is on Internet governance, broadband policy and net neutrality, cybersecurity and cyber-diplomacy, e-diplomacy, and capacity development. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade and a Master’s in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta. He is currently working on his PhD in cybersecurity. Vlada is currently member of the Board of Directors of Diplo US.