Commission in the News

United Nations Announces the Launch of High-Level Panel for Digital Cooperation

On the 12th July, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the launch of a High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. The purpose of the Panel  is to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, technical and academic communities and other

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News

Global Commission Proposes Definition of the Public Core of the Internet

A working group of the GCSC conducted a broad survey of experts on communications infrastructure and cyber defense to assess which infrastructures were deemed most worthy of protection. Accordingly, the Commission defines the phrase “the public core of the Internet” to include packet routing and forwarding, naming and numbering systems,

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Research

GCSC Issue Brief 2: Briefing and Memos from the Research Advisory Group

The briefing and memos included in this issue were developed by independent researchers working within the GCSC Research Advisory Group. The papers included here were submitted to the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) in order to support its deliberations in Bratislava in May in 2018.  

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At IETF 102: The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace – Cyber diplomacy meets InfoSec and Technology

On Tuesday, 17 July, during IETF 102 in Montreal, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will host a lunch panel on “Cyber Diplomacy Meets InfoSec and Technology.” During this session, the Commission wants to inform and engage with the IETF community on its work so far and the work

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Event

Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace at EURODIG 2018

EURDIG offered a unique opportunity to present the work of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). GCSC Commissioner Wolfgang Kleinwächter briefed EURODIG participants on the work and progress of the Commission in recent months, including the two norms on protecting the public core of the Internet  and

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Announcement

Commissioners to Participate in Israel’s Cyber Week in Tel Aviv

On June 19th, members of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will meet during Israel’s Cyber Week in Tel Aviv from 17-21 June. This informal, consultative meeting will build on the results of the last meeting in Bratislava, during which the Commission proposed a norm prohibiting cyber

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Announcement

The European Parliament supports the GCSC in its recent Report on Cyber Defence

A new report released by the European Parliament supports the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) as it continues to develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance the international stability and security of cyberspace. Following up on the work by Dutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake, who referred to

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Call to Action

Global Commission Urges Protecting Electoral Infrastructure

Bratislava, May 23, 2018 - The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) decided to advocate a prohibition on the disruption of elections through cyber attacks on the technical infrastructure that supports elections.

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NATO’s Most Urgent Pledge Isn’t 2%-of-GDP. It’s Better Cyber Defense

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

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From Westworld to Best World for the Internet of Things

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

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Diplomacy in Cyberspace

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.

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News

Here’s the Email Russian Hackers Used to Try to Break Into State Voting Systems

The article by Sam Biddle was published on 01.06.2018 in The Intercept. Just days before the 2016 presidential election, hackers identified by the National Security Agency as working for Russia attempted to breach American voting systems. Among their specific targets were the computers of state voting officials, which they had hoped to

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Monthly update

Cyberstability Updates – May 2018

The GCSC in the news Cyber-stability wonks add election-ware to ‘civilised nations won’t hack this’ standard The article by Simon Sharwood was published on 29.05.2018 in The Register. The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) has called for an end to cyber-attacks on electoral infrastructure. The GCSC works

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Press

Motion for resolution to support the GCSC and Public Core Norm before European Parliament

Dutch European Member of Parliament Marietje Schaake has referred to the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) in two resolutions currently before committee in the European Parliament.

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Op-Ed: ASEAN and Cyber

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

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GCSC Meets in Bratislava at GLOBSEC 2018 Forum

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will convene its second meeting of 2018 on 19-20 May, following the GLOBSEC 2018 Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia 17-19 May. On 19 May, the Commission will hold its public Cyberstability Hearings between 15:00-19:00 at the GLOBSEC 2018 Forum. The Hearings are

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Monthly update

Cyberstability Updates – April 2018

The GCSC in the News RSA 2018: Behind the lines The article featuring the GCSC and authored by Stephen Cobb was published on 27.04.2018 in WeLiveSecurity.  The companies that signed the Tech Accord had their first meeting during RSA 2018 but they were not all tech firms, reinforcing the perception that

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Commissioner in the News

Use cyber protection for open internet – lessons from the Cold War

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

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Monthly update

Cyberstability Updates – March 2018

The GCSC in the Media Private sector over-investing against nation-state attacks The article featuring the GCSC and authored by Aaron Tan was published on 23.03.2018 in Computer Weekly.  Woodcock, who developed the anycast routing technique that protects the domain name system, sits on the Global Commission on the Stability of

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Thought Piece

Protecting the Electoral Process and its Institutions

This thought piece is prepared for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) to (a) facilitate its understanding of critical cyber security issues related to protecting the democratic institutions necessary to conduct free and fair elections, and (b) identify key topics that may be suitable for further research commissioned by

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Thought Piece

Towards a Holistic Approach for Internet Related Public Policy Making

Can the Helsinki Process of the 1970s be a Source of Inspiration to Enhance Stability in Cyberspace?   GCSC Thought Piece Prepared by Wolfgang Kleinwächter January 2018 20 years ago, Internet governance was a technical issue with some political implications. Today, Internet Governance is a key political issue with some technical

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Commissioner in the News

Strategist Six: Chris Painter

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

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Call to Action

Global Commission Proposes Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet

NEW DELHI, Nov. 21, 2017, The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) today released a call to action by all Internet stakeholders to safeguard the general availability and integrity of the Internet. GCSC Commissioners issued a "Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet". The declaration urges

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Absent at Munich: Placing cybersecurity on the main stage of geopolitics

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

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How Will New Cybersecurity Norms Develop?

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

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Monthly update

Cyberstability Updates – February 2018

The GCSC in the news Reinventing Multilateral Cybersecurity Negotiation after the Failure of the UN GGE and Wannacry: The OECD Solution The original article by Theodore Christakis and Karine Bannelier was published on 28.02.2018 in EJIL:Talk. In recent years, States have tackled the problem of cyber security by multiplying initiatives in various intergovernmental organizations,

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Event

GCSC Commissioners attend 2018 Munich Security Conference

Members of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) attended the 2018 Munich Security Conference, February 17-19. Commissioners participated in meetings and side events over the three-day conference, discussing prospects for cyber norms development and the importance of a multistakeholder approach.

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Communiqué

GCSC convenes in Lille

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its fifth meeting in Lille, France, on January 25, 2018. "We had a most productive session, deepening our commitment to international peace, security, and stability, exploring means of enhancing the general availability and integrity of the Internet, and setting out

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GCSC at 2017 Internet Governance Forum in Geneva

At the 2017 Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace presented its recently published GCSC Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet for feedback and comments from the Internet governance communities. This document calls upon both state and non-state actors to refrain

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Global cooperation of ‘utmost importance’ for a stable cyberspace

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

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GCSC Meeting in Lille at FIC2018

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will meet in Lille, France on January 25 after after the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum from 23-24 January.  During this meeting, the Commissioners will set the agenda for its upcoming work in 2018 and review the received proposals from the Request for Proposals:

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The Kosciuszko Institute cyber-security forecasts for 2018

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

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Finding New Rules for the Stability of Cyberspace

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

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Announcement

GCSC announces change in Commissioners

The GCSC is pleased to welcome Professor Motohiro Tsuchiya, Deputy Director of the Keio Global Research Institute, as a Commissioner. Alongside his academic roles at Keio University Prof. Tsuchiya also served as an expert member of the Information Security Policy Council of the Japanese government from 2009 to 2013. Prof.

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Request for Proposals

GCSC Request for Proposals: Call for Research [closed]

As a result of the Commission Meeting in Delhi the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued a set of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for four research projects. The deliverable product is a report that upholds to the standards of an academic journal to inform the deliberations of the

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The Darkening Web: Is there Light at the end of the Tunnel?

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

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Announcement

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) to convene in New Delhi

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will meet in New Delhi on 20-21 November, 2017 in the margins of the Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS) hosted by the Government of India. This meeting will focus on the GCSC’s prioritized topics for 2017, including the “public core of

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The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace visits The Hague during Dutch Cyber Security Week

During the Dutch Cyber Security Week, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) invited GCSC Commissioners to discuss “International Norms, Cyberstability, and the Future of the Internet”. The event brought together government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders from various braches of the Dutch and international cybersecurity community, and was

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Looking back at CyFy 2017: Journal and Discussions

Journal The fifth edition of CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance took place on 3-4 October, in New Delhi, India. It featured panels, roundtables, and interactions built around five main topics: Big politics, Technology and society, New voices, Digital economy, and Machine age. CyFy is organised by the Observer Research Foundation, with support

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Cyber Sovereignty and Online Borders Do Not Improve International Security

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

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Piecemeal Measures Regulate Cyberspace

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

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Video

Jeff Moss on Cybersecurity Conferences and Emerging Threats

Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat and DEF CON, talked about why he started the conferences for security researchers and hackers. He also spoke about emerging threats to cybersecurity and how hacking works.

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Marina Kaljurand: E-Lifestyle and Cybersecurity: some views from Estonia

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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Communiqué

GCSC convenes in Las Vegas

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – AUGUST 14, 2017. The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) hosted a meeting in Las Vegas on July 27 which coincided with both the 20th edition of Black Hat USA and the 25th edition of DEF CON. The Commission was well represented with GCSC

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Announcement

The GCSC Research Advisory Group is recruiting

The Commission is currently looking to recruit researchers and experts to join the Research Advisory Group. Find out how to join...

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Request for Proposals

Request for proposals – Public Core of the Internet

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): As a result of the First Full GCSC Meeting in Tallinn, the Commission issued a set of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the first Research Project on the Public Core of the Internet. This project consists of five lots: 1A – Defining the Public core of the Internet 1B

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Event

GCSC Meeting at Black Hat USA 2017

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will meet in Las Vegas on July 27, 2017 at Black Hat USA 2017, one of the world’s leading information security events that presents the very latest in research, development and trends. This meeting will outline the next operational steps in

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Communiqué

The GCSC holds First Full Commission Meeting in Tallinn

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) convened in Tallinn, Estonia on June 2-3, 2017. Marina Kaljurand, GCSC Chair and former Foreign Minister of Estonia, presided over the meeting, together with the two co-chairs, Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland

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Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace to Hold First Meeting

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will hold its first full Commission meeting to confirm the group’s action agenda and areas of focus. The meeting will take place on June 2-3, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia on the sidelines of the 9th annual conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon

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Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace in Tallinn

The first Full Commission Meeting will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 2-3 June after the conclusion of CyCon.  On the first day, experts will advise the Commissioners on the critical developments and initiatives in the field of international cyberspace stability, as well as present on the most pressing research and

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Norms to guide conduct in cyberspace underway

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

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“International group sees new niche for bringing stability to cyberspace”

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

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Meet the Estonian Woman Shaping International Cybersecurity Policy

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

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What’s next for International Cybersecurity

Marina Kaljurand and Sean Kanuck at the 'Cybersecurity for a new America' conference in Washington, D.C.

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“Companies Increasingly Face Nation-State Cyberattacks”

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

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GCSC Panel at the EWI Cyber Summit

Watch the GCSC panel at the 2017 EWI Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit

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Marina Kaljurand on hack against Yahoo

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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Joseph Nye: “A normative approach to preventing cyberwarfare”

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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Press

“Global panel puts together toolbox to stabilize cybersecurity worldwide”

“The rise of offensive cyber operations risks undermining the peaceful use of cyberspace to facilitate the economic growth and the expansion of individual freedoms,” says Louk Faesen, project manager of the GCSC Secretariat. “Cyberspace is becoming an increasingly exploited resource that few feel compelled to take responsibility for, leading to

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Press

Launch of Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

First organization of its kind dedicated to developing norms and policies to improve cyberspace stability and security MUNICH, Feb 18, 2017 - The Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) today announced the establishment of the Global Commission on the

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Michael Chertoff speaks with Deutsche Welle about the need for global rules for cyberspace

Michael Chertoff speaks with Deutsche Welle

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Munich Security Conference 2016

The Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders announced at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) the intention of his government to support the establishment of a Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). Speaking at a breakfast meeting on "cyber norms" hosted by MSC and the East-West Institute, Koenders

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Launch of the Commission at the 2017 Munich Security Conference

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (@theGCSC) will be launched by Dutch Foreign Minister, Bert Koenders, en marge of the 2017 Munich Security Conference on 18 and 19 February. The Commission and its Chairs will be presented to the public and set out its mission, structure, and core

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“Internet Governance Outlook 2017: Nationalistic Hierarchies vs. Multistakeholder Networks?”

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

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