Prof. Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation and head of the Geneva Internet Platform, will participate in the Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference, which will be held on 21 June 2018, in Geneva. Prof. Kurbalija will moderate the panel discussion on 'The future of cybersecurity: artificial intelligence and other challenges'.
The Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference will be held on 21 June 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, organised in the framework of a research project between the University of Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will be held under the theme 'What civil liability for cyber-attacks'.
Discussions will revolve around legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity. The programme is built around the following main themes:
Civil liability for cyber-attacks: Selected issues and challenges
Cybersecurity damages and private law, interactions between civil and criminal liability for crimes, insurance against cyber-attacks, cybersecurity liability, the economics of cybersecurity.
Data Protection and Cybersecurity Breaches: What Risks of Liability?
Swiss, Israeli, and EU perspectives
Risk management: What standard of care for victims of cyber-attacks?
Risk mitigation and management strategies, standards in the banking and financial industry, regulating autonomous cars, standards in the software industry.
The Future of cybersecurity: Artificial intelligence and other challenges.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). He was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (2004‒2005), special advisor to the Chairman of the UN Internet Governance Forum (2006‒2010), and a member of the High Level Multistakeholder Committee for NETmundial (2013‒2014). In 2018-2019, he served as co-Executive Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations (UN) High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
A former diplomat, Jovan has a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy, and information technology. He has been a pioneer in the field of cyber diplomacy since 1992 when he established the Unit for Information Technology and Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta, and later, DiploFoundation.
Since 1997, Jovan’s research and articles on cyber diplomacy have shaped research and policy discussion on the impact of the Internet on diplomacy and international relations. His book, An Introduction to Internet Governance, has been translated into 9 languages and is used as a textbook for academic courses worldwide. He lectures on e-diplomacy and Internet governance in academic and training institutions in many countries, including Austria (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), Belgium (College of Europe), Switzerland (University of St Gallen), Malta (University of Malta), and the United States (University of Southern California).