For trust and security in cyberspace

Ensuring international cyberspace security

The digital revolution has sped up the emergence of a global digital space. This digital space, the “cyberspace”, is the communication space made of network infrastructure (such as servers and cables), devices (like computers and smartphones), software (both human-machine and machine-to-machine interfaces) and data carried over the network.

Cyberspace provides major opportunities for innovation, economic progress, cultural development and access to information. While its quick development has proved hugely useful for many human activities, it also brings new threats.

New and dangerous practices are developing in cyberspace: cybercrime, information manipulation, political or economic espionage, attacks on critical infrastructure or individuals, theft of personal information or confidential data, compromise of information and communications systems used by citizens, companies and agencies… These attacks can come from State or non-State groups that respect no borders.

These attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and intense. It is thus essential to bring the international community together to ensure peace and security in the digital space.

Unite around principles

The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace of 12 November 2018 is a call to come together to face the new threats endangering citizens and infrastructure. It is based around nine common principles to secure cyberspace, which act as as many areas for discussion and action.

The Paris Call invites all cyberspace actors to work together and encourage States to cooperate with private sector partners, the world of research and civil society. The supporters of the Paris Call commit to working together to adopt responsible behaviour and implement within cyberspace the fundamental principles which apply in the physical world.

The Paris Call was sent in 2018 by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, during the Internet Governance Forum held at UNESCO and the Paris Peace Forum.

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Forum de Paris sur la paix

11-13
November 2019
Monday-Wednesday
La Grande Halle de La Villette
Paris, France

As the crisis of the international system worsens, global cooperation is slowing with states competing and expanding military expenditures. International norms and human rights are disregarded, questioning international justice. Globalization lacks regulation, the Internet is dominated by abusive corporations, propagandists and hackers, and the race against global warming carries on.
The Paris Peace Forum was created to counter these tendencies and to convene all those among States and civil society that believe in collective action, multilateralism and the good stewardship of common public goods to address common challenges and maintain peace.

Cybersecurity, Human Rights, and the Prospects for Cyber Peace - A Joint Research & Policy Workshop

22
November 2019
Friday
NYU School of Professional Studies
New York, USA

Following on the Spring 2017 Ostrom Cybersecurity Colloquium, IU Ostrom Workshop, NYU, GEODE (Université Paris 8) and IRSEM are pleased to announce a special follow-up Workshop focused on the prospects of cyber peace. The Cyber Peace Workshop (CPW) seeks participation from scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and civil society groups interested in exploring the meaning and promise of cyber peace, ranging from the promotion of cybersecurity due diligence to protecting human rights online to making democracy harder to hack. In an environment increasingly beset by cyber insecurity, we seek to begin laying out an agenda for how to achieve a positive cyber peace for the twenty first century

14th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum

25-29
November 2019
Monday-Friday
Estrel Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. It brings together all stakeholders in the Internet governance debate, whether they represent governments, the private sector or civil society, including the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process.


Last supporters

American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic

joined the supporters on the 11 Dec 2019 Company

DeNA

joined the supporters on the  9 Dec 2019 Company

European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA)

joined the supporters on the  5 Dec 2019 Company

Center for Digital Trust of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

joined the supporters on the  2 Dec 2019 Organization

Women's Technology Empowerment Centre- W.TEC

joined the supporters on the 29 Nov 2019 Organization

Privacy Academy

joined the supporters on the 28 Nov 2019 Company

LLYC

joined the supporters on the 27 Nov 2019 Company

authUSB

joined the supporters on the 26 Nov 2019 Company

Hacktivity Kft.

joined the supporters on the 25 Nov 2019 Company

Bitso

joined the supporters on the 21 Nov 2019 Company