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Fighting cybercrime through closer international cooperation

30 March 2015 -

WMO, 7bis, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva

Event description

The Geneva Internet Platform is organising the second Cybersecurity Day, on 30 March, in which participants can learn how cybercrime is committed, combated, and prevented. Together with experts, engineers, and diplomats, participants can discuss international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime in the context of preparations for the forthcoming 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Doha, 12-19 April 2015). At the Cybersecurity Lab, they can learn the skills needed to increase security in cyberspace.

[Update] Fighting cybercrime through closer international cooperation: read the summary of the discussions
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[Update] Follow the discussion live on Twitter via #theGIP

The event will take place at the Geneva Internet Platform, 7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva (2nd floor).


09.30–10.00 Welcome coffee

10.00‒10.15 Opening remarks

  • Dr Michele Coduri, Deputy Head, Division for Security Policy, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  • Dr Tereza Horejsova, Coordinator, Geneva Internet Platform
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10.15‒11.15  Cybercrime challenges for law enforcement

Cybercriminals are often at the forefront of innovation. This presents particular challenges for law enforcement officials in the fight against cybercrime. This session will discuss how law enforcement tackles cybercrime and how international instruments are an essential enabler of their work.


  • Tobias Bolliger, ‎Deputy Head of Swiss Cybercrime Coordination Unit (CYCO), Swiss Federal Office of Police fedpol
  • Michel Quillé, Executive President ‒ Forum International des Technologies de Sécurité and former Deputy Director of Europol
  • Despoina Sareidaki, ICT Policy Analyst, ITU  (tbc)
  • Volker Birk, CCC Switzerland

Moderator: Vladimir Radunović, Director Cybersecurity Programme, DiploFoundation

11.15‒11.30    Coffee break

11.30‒12.30    International framework for fighting cybercrime

The session will focus on how international cybercrime cooperation is improved by the Council of Europe’s Budapest Convention and other regional and global instruments.


  • Alexander Seger, Head of Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe
  • Prof. Solange Ghernaouti, University of Lausanne
  • Jayantha Fernando, Director, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) (remotely)
  • Claudio Peguero, Brigadier General, National Police, Dominican Republic (remotely)

Moderator: Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Head of the Geneva Internet Platform head, and Director of DiploFoundation

12.3013:00      Lunch refreshments

13.00–14.30      Cybersecurity Lab

At the Cybersecurity Lab you can learn about the Dark Web, the ‘hidden’ online space which is increasingly open for cybercrime. You will also learn how to increase your personal security in cyberspace. White-hat hackers, who promote a more secure Internet, will demonstrate how cybercrime is both conducted and fought in practice. Take a guided

tour through the Dark Web: What are the leading online dark markets? How does this all work and why does it create challenges for law enforcement? How we we classify ’good’ and ‘bad’ use of anonymising technologies in relation to  activism and crime? Watch a  simulated cyber-attack: What is a distributed denial of service (DDoS)? How much knowledge and resources are needed to knock-down a server? Discuss  counter-measures: What are the threats, risks and targets? What should governments, the corporate sector, and citizens bear in mind?


  • Bjoern Christian Wolf, St Gallen University / LSE
  • Predrag Tasevski, University of Donja Gorica

Moderator: Vladimir Radunović, Director Cybersecurity Programme, DiploFoundation


Registrations are now closed.

To participate, fill in the registration form by 27 March. The event will take place at the Geneva Internet Platform, 7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva (2nd floor). The event does not provide online participation. For further information, contact Tereza Horejsova at

The first Cybersecurity Day, entitled Cybersecurity: A Strategic View, was organised on 15 January 2015.