Announcement

Presented at the Paris Peace Forum, GCSC report features a cyberstability framework and recommendations at a critical juncture in the future of cyberspace Paris, 12 November 2019 – The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued today its final report Advancing Cyberstability, as part of a panel held at the 2019 Paris Peace […]

News

Presented at the Paris Peace Forum, the GCSC report features a cyberstability framework and recommendations at a critical juncture in the future of cyberspace  Paris, 12 November 2019 – The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued today its final report Advancing Cyberstability, as part of a panel held at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum. Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

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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 Motohiro Tsuchiya was published by Nihon Keizai Shinbun on 27 November 2019 (Translated with Google Translate – Read the full text in Japanese here) Although international politics is said to be anarchy, it is not in a state of ‘war of all against all’ as described by the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes. […]

Event

On 27 November 2019, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will host an event “Advancing Cyberstability: Final Report of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace,” to be held from 13:15-14:15 in Raum V of the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin, Germany. The event takes place in the context of the […]

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This Note to Correspondents was published by the United Nations Secretary General on 25 November 2019 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen of the Republic of South Africa ‎as the new Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group. The Multistakeholder Advisory Group advises the Secretary-General on the programme of […]

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This article was published by the Munich Security Conference on 24 November 2019 At the MSC Cyber Security Summit 2019 in Berlin, Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and Special Advisor to the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), spoke on the idea of the internet as a digital […]

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This article by Wolfgang Kleinwächter was published by CircleID on 24 November 2019 “The Paris Peace Forum (PPF), established by the French president Emanual Macron, was picked by the Global Commission for Stability in Cyberspace (GCSC) to launch its final report “Advancing Cyberstability” for good reasons: The Internet isn’t just a purely technical issue with […]

Commission in the News

This interview was published by PBS on 3 November 2019 “There’s a lot of uncertainty in cyberspace. You don’t know what the rules are, you don’t know what the consequences are, and we have to change that.” Commissioner Chris Painter believes that we need to get countries to accept certain rules of the road and […]

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The original article by Wolfgang Kleinwächter was published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine on 22 November 2019 (Translated with Google Translate) Attacks on the Net are commonplace, the international community must do something about it: pleading for a collective standard to strengthen security, trust and digital cooperation. A guest contribution. The invention of the Internet fifty […]

Event

On 2 December 2019, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will host a lunch session “Advancing Cyberstability: from Formulation to Implementation,” to be held from 13:15-14:45 in Conference Room 11 of the United Nations Office in New York. It will take place in the context of the intersessional consultative meeting of the […]

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The original article by Olaf Kolkman was published by the Internet Society on 12 November 2019 “Cyber hygiene – taking basic and common measures to secure software, devices, and networks – reduces the attack vectors that can be used by criminals and state actors alike. […] Supporters of the Paris Peace Call, which was launched […]

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The original article by Karen Allen was published by the Institute for Security Studies on 14 November 2019 “Without sufficient safeguards, norms provide a middle ground between rigid treaties and taking no action at all.” “Mistrust of the big powers, questions of sovereignty and global uncertainty about the direction of mass digitisation lie at the […]

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The original article by Nigel Inkster was published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies on 18 November 2019 “We depend on the Internet for almost every function of human society, but could its very advantages be used to undermine global peace and stability? Nigel Inkster reports on the latest efforts to address glaring governance […]

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The original article by Gillbert Kallenborn was published by 01net.com on 17 November 2019 Les états se sont engagés dans une course aux armes cybernétiques qui risque de détériorer l’Internet sur le long terme. Le hacker Jeff Moss et le politologue Alexander Klimburg nous expliquent pourquoi et ce qu’il faut faire pour que cela n’arrive […]

Commission in the News

The original article by Edward Lucas was published in The Times “Nobody should endanger the stability of cyberspace for commercial, political or other gain. We should take the initiative when we see it threatened.” So writes esteemed journalist Edward Lucas about the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace in his Times column today, having […]

News

Global Commission to Release Final Report in November at Paris Peace Forum On Tuesday 12 November, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will release its final report at the Paris Peace Forum. The report represents the culmination of the Commission’s efforts over the past three years, offering norms and policies for enhancing stability […]

Announcement

On 12 November 2019, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will present its report “Advancing Cyberstability” at the Paris Peace Forum (The Stage 13:15-14:00). Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, and David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of […]

Event

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its final meeting of 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 11-12 October. The meeting took place alongside the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Annual Meeting, hosted by the African Union Commission. On 11 October, the GCSC hosted CyberStability Hearings on “Norm Implementation & Capacity […]

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News

GLOBAL COMMISSION MEETING IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Published on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace Website on September 9, 2019. The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace held its fourth meeting of 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 11-12 October. The Commission meeting took place just after the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) […]

Event

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will hold its fourth meeting of 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 11-12 October. The Commission meeting will take place just after the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Annual Meeting, hosted by the African Union Commission. Friday 11 October has been set for the Cyberstability Hearings […]

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Global Commission Meets Ahead of EuroDIG in The Hague, the Netherlands  This article was published on the GCSC website, 1 July 2019 The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its third meeting of 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17 June. The meeting took place ahead of EuroDIG, held in The Hague from 19-20 June. […]

Request for Consultation

Overview Purpose: This public consultation procedure seeks to solicit comments and obtain feedback on the definition of “Stability of Cyberspace”, as developed by the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). The definition constitutes an important element of the GCSC Report that the Commission aims to launch in November 2019. For the same purposes, […]

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Global Commission Meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands This article was published on the GCSC website, 23 May 2019 The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace held its third meeting of 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17 June. The Commission meeting took place prior to EuroDIG, which was held at the World […]

Announcement

Members of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) participated in the ICANN65 Policy Forum last week, from 24-27 June in Marrakech, Morocco. The Policy Forum offered GCSC members the opportunity to engage with the ICANN community, which lies at the foundation of Internet governance and multistakeholder cooperation. Central to the GCSC’s participation at ICANN65 […]

Event

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its third meeting of 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17 June. The meeting took place ahead of EuroDIG, held in The Hague from 19-20 June. Previous GCSC meetings this year in Kobe, Japan and Geneva, Switzerland focused on defining “cyber stability” and the […]

Announcement

In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly reinvigorated the multilateral diplomatic progress with regard to international peace and stability in cyberspace through the adoption of two resolutions, establishing two parallel processes – the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and an Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG). The new GGE (A/RES/73/266) follows on from the previous GGE […]

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Global Commission Meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands This article was published on the GCSC website, 23 May 2019 The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will hold its third meeting of 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17 June. The Commission meeting will take place prior to EuroDIG, being held at the […]

Event

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will hold its third meeting of 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17 June. The Commission meeting will take place prior to EuroDIG, being held at the World Forum in the Hague from 19-20 June 2019. The Commission will convene in closed sessions on Sunday 16 […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Announcement

The Council of the European Union adopted the EU Cybersecurity Act, including a clear commitment to protect the Public Core of the open Internet. The protection of the public core of the Internet is a principal norm developed by the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). The Cybersecurity Act represents a major step […]

Announcement

This year’s G20 Summit will be held in Osaka, Japan. The Global Commission on the Stability in Cyberspace participated in two successive meetings on the digital economy, helping to inform the G20 members on issues pertaining to responsible behavior in cyberspace. Prior to the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy in Tsukuba, Japan, […]

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European Union Embeds Protection of the Public Core of the Internet in New EU Cybersecurity Act This article was published on the GCSC website, 11 April 2019 The Council of the European Union adopted the EU Cybersecurity Act, including a clear commitment to protect the Public Core of the open Internet. The protection of the public core […]

Announcement

In response to the UN General Assembly Economic and Social Council resolution 2006/46, the report of the United Nations Secretary-General, on the “Progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels,” highlights the work of the Global Commission on […]

Event

As the initiator and Secretariat for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), the Hague Center for Strategic Studies hosted the Second Hague Dialogue of the GCSC at its offices today after the Working Group Meetings of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise. The dialogue convened senior Dutch cybersecurity stakeholders from all branches of government, […]

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Global Commission Meets Alongside ICANN64 Forum in Japan The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its second meeting of 2019 alongside the ICANN64 Community Forum, on March 9-10 in Kobe, Japan. Hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and in partnership with ICANN, the meeting offered GCSC members the opportunity to engage […]

Event

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its second meeting of 2019 alongside the ICANN64 Community Forum, on March 9-10 in Kobe, Japan. Hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and in partnership with ICANN, the meeting offered GCSC members the opportunity to engage with the ICANN community, which […]

News

Marina Kaljurand, former Foreign Minister of Estonia, announced that she has handed over the chairmanship of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) during the meeting in Kobe. Her chairmanship will be continued by the two Co-Chairs Michael Chertoff and Latha Reddy.

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Global Commission Meeting in Kobe, Japan The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will meet on 9-10 March in Kobe, Japan, alongside the ICANN64 Community Forum. The Commission will be hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and will continue its work of 2019 by building on its recent meeting in January in Geneva. […]

Event

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will meet on 9-10 March in Kobe, Japan, alongside the ICANN64 Community Forum. The Commission will be hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and will continue its work of 2019 by building on its recent meeting in January in Geneva. The GCSC is […]

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Global Commission Convenes Fifth Cyber Stability Hearings in Geneva The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its fifth public hearings at the Palais Des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva, on January 22, 2019. The Hearings were hosted by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). A keynote address was delivered […]

Event

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) conducted its fifth public hearings at the Palais Des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva, on January 22, 2019. Hosted by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the hearings featured discussions between members of the Global Commission, Geneva-based international organizations, government representatives, civil society […]

Announcement

The Hague, the Netherlands –January 15 2019 – Afilias, the world’s second largest domain name registry, has joined the Management Board of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC).  The GCSC, setup in 2017, helps to promote the peaceful use of cyberspace to facilitate economic growth and the expansion of individual freedoms. Other […]

Event

Version as of 12 December 2018 The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will convene its first meeting of 2019 on 22-23 January in Geneva. The meeting is held in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). On 22 January from 14:00-18:00, the Commission will hold public CyberStability Hearings, hosted […]

Request for Consultation

This public comment procedure seeks to solicit comments and obtain additional feedback on the proposed norms of the Norm Package Singapore, issued by the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) in November 2018.

Norm Proposal

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) today announced the release of its new Norm Package, featuring six new global norms to help promote the peaceful use of cyberspace. The norms were developed with the express purpose of being adopted by public and private sector actors towards an architecture to improve international security […]

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Request for Consultation Norm Package Singapore The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace announced the release of its new Norm Package on Thursday November 8, 2018, featuring six new global norms to help promote the peaceful use of cyberspace. The norms were developed with the express purpose of being adopted by public and private sector actors […]

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News

On Monday 12th November, French President Emmanuel Macron officially launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a high-level declaration on developing common principles for securing cyberspace. The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace is proud to count itself as being among the early supporters of this document, and as a signatory […]

The Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace will be present during the Paris Peace Forum and the Internet Governance Forum 2018. In addition to the many GCSC members speaking in separate events at the Internet Governance Forum, the GCSC will convene a panel at IGF on Monday 12th November (13:30 – 15:00, UNESCO Headquarters, Salle […]

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Sign up to the weekly newsletter! This Cyberstability Update is an overview of all articles included in our Weekly Newsletters for the month. Want to receive these updates on a weekly basis? Sign up here to receive our weekly newsletter on the work of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), its members and […]

Commission in the News

The article by Julian Borger and Lily Kuo was published in The Guardian, 17.10.2018 The US and China have shrugged off rules and constraints that have kept their 21st-century global rivalry in check, opening the way for an escalating conflict on many fronts that neither side appears willing or able to stop. Chinese officials have accused Washington of starting […]

Announcement

As the initiator and Secretariat for the GCSC, the Hague Center for Strategic Studies hosted the Hague Dialogue of the GCSC at their offices today, prior to the beginning of the Netherlands Internet Governance Forum (NL IGF). The dialogue convened Dutch cybersecurity stakeholders from government, civil society and the private sector and introduced them to […]

Commission in the News

CYBERSEC, the European Cybersecurity Forum, took place in Krakow on the 8th and 9th October. GCSC Chair Marina Kaljurand gave a keynote speech in the morning of 8th October. The Commission was also represented during a panel discussion in the afternoon on International Peace and Security in Cyberspace, where GCSC Chair Marina Kaljurand was joined […]

Commission in the News

GCSC Commissioner Olaf Kolkman took part in the multistakeholder session of the EU High Level Group on Internet Governance. The EU HLIG is an expert group set up under the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. During the session, Mr. Kolkman briefed the attendees on the work of the GCSC and present the Call […]

News

The article by Kelly Jackson Higgins was published on 05.10.2018 in Dark Reading. Kevin Mandia believes cybersecurity has reached a critical juncture globally. “My gut is everyone is escalating in cyber. It feels different now,” said the CEO of FireEye in an interview this week about current nation-state hacking activity. “We’re going to have to do […]

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GCSC Updates Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace in Singapore The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) convened its full meeting on 19-20 September 2018 in the margins of the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW). On 19 September, the Commission hosted its public Cyberstability Hearings between 14:00-18:00 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo […]

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) agreed to five new norms of responsible behavior in cyberspace, focusing on improving and maintaining the stability and security of cyberspace. It is the intention of the GCSC that these norms be adopted by governments, companies and other players in their behavior, policies and laws. This […]

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GCSC Updates Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace in Singapore The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will convene its full meeting on 19-20 September 2018 in the margins of the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW). On 19 September, the Commission will host its public Cyberstability Hearings between 14:00-18:00 at the Marina Bay […]

Commissioner in the News

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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GCSC Updates  Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace in Singapore The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will convene its full meeting on 19-20 September 2018 in the margins of the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW). On 19 September, the Commission will host its public Cyberstability Hearings between 14:00-18:00 at the Marina Bay […]

Announcement

After the last round of the UN sponsored consultations on international cybersecurity collapsed in 2016, the international situation in cyber diplomacy has been in flux: will there be other UN rounds of discussion? Will private sector-organized initiatives claim a role? And what norms and rules of behavior in cyberspace for state and (and non-state actors) […]

Announcement

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will convene its full meeting on 19-20 September 2018 in the margins of the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW). On 19 September, the Commission will host its public Cyberstability Hearings between 14:00-18:00 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The Hearings are open to […]

Commission in the News

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 relevant stakeholders. The ultimate aim […]

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GCSC Updates  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 […]

News

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, the cryptographic mechanisms of security and identity, and physical transmission media.

Research

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.  

Event

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 that is in the pipeline.

Event

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 the electoral infrastructure. He also informed about the ongoing discussions on other norms, including how to deal with vulnerabilities in hard- and software and how to promote a holistic approach in global Internet negotiations.

Announcement

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 disruptions of technical infrastructure that […]

Announcement

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 the GCSC in two resolutions before […]

Call to Action

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.

Commissioner in the News

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, […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Commissioner in the News

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, […]

News

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 compromise with malware-laden emails, according […]

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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 to develop “norms” of behaviour […]

Press

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.

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Event

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 open to all GLOBSEC participants […]

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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 the tech sector as a […]

Commissioner in the News

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 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 Cyberspace (GCSC), a 25-member group […]

Thought Piece

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 the GCSC. In keeping with […]

Thought Piece

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 components. This shift is challenging […]

Commissioner in the News

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. […]

Call to Action

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 state and non-state actors to […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Commissioner in the News

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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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, be they universal organizations (such […]

Event

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.

Communiqué

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 priorities for 2018,” said Marina […]

Event

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 from any activity that might […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Event

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: Call for Research and confirm the […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Announcement

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. Tsuchiya is a prolific author […]

Request for Proposals

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 Commission Meeting in May 2018. […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Announcement, Event

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 the Internet”. The GCSC will […]

Event

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 organized in the context of […]

Event

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 from many partners, and is […]

Commissioner in the News

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

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Video

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.

Commissioner in the News

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.

Communiqué

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 Co-Chair Michael Chertoff, former U.S. […]

Announcement

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Request for Proposals

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 – Identifying Internet-Accessible Critical Information […]

Event

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 achieving the Commission’s mandate and […]

Communiqué

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 Security, and Latha Reddy, former […]

Event

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 2017). The GCSC meeting will […]

Event

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 policy proposals that came out […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Video

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

Commissioner in the News

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 […]

Video

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

Commissioner in the News

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    

Commissioner in the News

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  

Press

“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 a steady decay of the […]

Press

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 Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)— a […]

Press

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 emphasized the importance of engaging […]

Event

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 deliverables. Afterwards, it will establish […]

Commissioner in the News

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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