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This article by Michael Chertoff was published by Chatham House on 14 January 2020. “As Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), [Michael Chertoff] helped oversee the November 2019 release of the Commission’s report on Advancing Cyberstability. The Commission’s work proceeded under the assumption that international peace and security—traditionally the sole […]

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This article by Teresa Sanches was published by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais on 16 December 2019 (Translated with Google Translate – read the original article in Portuguese here) Professor Emeritus of UFMG Virgílio Almeida presented to the UN a report with six main recommendations for governments and civil society. The distance between the real world and the […]

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This interview by Nick Kelly was published by Cyber Security 360 on 20 November 2019 In this “Secure in Mind” podcast episode, GCSC Commissioner Christopher Painter talked about the complexities involved in diplomacy like shaping cyber dialogue, coordinating different support mechanisms and stakeholders, untangling complex adversarial relationships and posturing correctly to gain both internal and […]

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This article by Joseph Nye was published by Project Syndicate on 4 December 2019 “In little more than a generation, the Internet has become a vital substrate for economic, social, and political interactions, and it has unlocked enormous gains. Along with greater interdependence, however, come vulnerability and conflict. Attacks by states and non-state actors have […]

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This article by GCSC Co-Chair Michael Chertoff was published in the Financial Times, 19.05.2019 For years, hackers have abused the registration process to obtain new domain names which they then use to orchestrate cyber intrusions. Today, if attackers can hijack an existing customer domain at any of these companies, they can also reroute email and […]

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This article by Commissioner Wolfgang Kleinwächter was published on 13.09.2018 in CircleID The new High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (HLP.DC), appointed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, will have its first face-to-face meeting in New York, September 25-26, 2018, just before the beginning of the 73rd UN General Assembly. The Panel, co-chaired by an American […]

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This op-ed by the GCSC Special Advisor Ambassador Sorin Ducaru was published on 04.06.2018 in the Defense One. It’s no surprise that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and U.S. President Donald Trump spent much of their recent White House meeting talking about boosting alliance members’ spending; that’s been a focus of Trump’s since the campaign trail, […]

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The op-ed by the GCSC Commissioner Jonathan Zittrain was published on 03.06.2018 in The New York Times. Last month the FBI issued an urgent warning: Everyone with home internet routers should reboot them to shed them of malware from “foreign cyberactors.” Putting aside the strangeness that for once power-cycling a device could perform an effective […]

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This op-ed by the GCSC Commissioner Christopher Painter was published in the Foreign Service Journal. The internet and networked technologies have enabled amazing social and economic progress around the world. As new technologies come online and more people are connected around the world, the potential benefits of cyberspace seem boundless. Yet at the same time, […]

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The op-ed by the GCSC Commissioner Elina Noor about ASEAN and Cyber was published in Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security.  On the same day that Kim Jong Un stepped over the demarcation line at Panmunjom to shake the hand of a smiling Moon Jae-in, the 32nd ASEAN Summit released three forward-looking outcome documents focused on the […]

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Commissioners Marietje Schaake, Uri Rosenthal and Olaf Kolkman discuss the lessons learned from the Cold War to protect the Public of the Internet in their recent op-ed. The article was published in Dutch by the newspaper Financieele Dagblad. Afgelopen zomer moest de grootste containerrederij ter wereld in tien dagen tijd 4.000 servers en 45.000 pc’s vervangen. Geschatte […]

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The interview with the GCSC Commissioner Chris Painter was originally published by The Strategist.  Brendan Nicholson: As a top US cyber specialist, you’ve seen the internet shrink the world by allowing people to communicate over vast distances. It’s given us access to massive amounts of information and allowed oppressed people to unite and force change. […]

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This op-ed, prepared by the GCSC Special Advisor Sorin Ducaru, was originally published in the Defense News. Every year, the Munich Security Conference brings together heads of state, leaders of multinational organizations and private companies to discuss the world’s most pressing security issues. And every year, cybersecurity gets short shrift because policymakers are more comfortable […]

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The following op-ed by the GCSC Commissioner Joseph S. Nye was originially published in Project Syndicate on March 8. In 2013, cybersecurity was named the biggest threat facing the US. But, as UN Secretary-General António Guterres argued last month, minimizing the risks will require a global effort to establish shared rules and norms. CAMBRIDGE – […]

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This article is authored by GCSC Chair Marina Kaljurand  and originally appeared in “The Washington Times“.  I come from Estonia, a country that is known for Skype and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, as well as for being the first country in the world to introduce e-government, e-taxation, e-voting and a thousand other e-services. These are all […]

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The article was originally published in the SC Media. While 2017 was a year of ‘electoral hacking’ and an intense information war aimed at shaping the recipients’ viewpoint, experts say that 2018 could, unfortunately, be a year of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure. Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace […]

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This article originally appeared in “Our Common Digital Future“, edited by Commissioner Dr. Samir Saran. This journal was published in the context of the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2017 (GCCS2017) in New Delhi, India. In a prescient speech at the 2011 Munich Security Conference, the UK’s then-Foreign Secretary William Hague called for a collective response […]

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Commissioner Wolfgang Kleinwächter, also former ICANN Board Director, wrote a review of the book The Darkening Web by Alexander Klimburg. Prof. Kleinwächter underscores the message of hope presented in this book: “[T]here is space for a peaceful settlement of conflicts, there is space for arrangements, agreements and confidence building measures. It is true that there are […]

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States erect physical borders to improve their security. That logic does not always translate well to cyberspace.

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This op-ed is authored by James Andrew Lewis, and was originally published in The Cipher Brief.   It is a problem for the U.S. that many of the core concepts that guide internet policy date to the 1990s. One such concept is that the internet is a virtual alternative to the Westphalian state, without borders and where […]

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Nobody questions any longer that the ICT (Cyber) revolution is now a permanent part of the landscape and that we should take advantage of it to make the world a better place for everybody. Cyber technology has come to stay, with all its benefits as well as challenges.

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Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, the Nigerian cyber security expert who was named Commissioner at the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) has told Technology Times that the body is developing norms to guide conduct on the internet. Ajijola was recently named as Commissioner for the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace, says GCSC is […]

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Marina Kaljurand speaks with Joseph Marks from Nextgov on norms and The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.    The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, launched in Munich last month, joins a complex tapestry of international bodies trying to impose rules of the road on the wild west of cyberspace. What the Global Commission […]

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Back in 1991, when Marina Kaljurand was new to Estonia’s recently established foreign ministry, very few people had heard of the Internet. So it seems improbable that, just over a quarter of a century later, she would be charged with leading a global commission to ensure a stable future for a cyberspace that connects nearly […]

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Commissioner in the News Nation-state attacks on corporate assets used to be infrequent, but now companies sometimes feel like they are on the front lines of a cyberwar, panelists at the Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit at the University of California, Berkeley said. Even though cybersecurity defense can distract companies from their primary missions, planning and […]

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Commissioner in the News Marina Kaljurand speaks with Thomas Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle about the hack against Yahoo and the need for regulating cyber operations. Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Russia-s-hack-against-Yahoo-show-need-for-11005014.php    

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Commissioner in the News Read Joseph Nye Nye’s article on “A normative approach to preventing cyberwarfare” here: http://www.azernews.az/analysis/110166.html  

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Commissioner in the News “Two events, which made headlines in the digital world in 2016, will probably frame the Internet Governance Agenda for 2017. October 1, 2016, the US government confirmed the IANA Stewardship transition to the global multistakeholder community. November 2, 2016, the Chinese government announced the adoption of a new cybersecurity law which […]

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