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 at this critical juncture in the future of cyberspace.
The full report of the Commission will be available online on 12 November. Visit the website www.cyberstability.org to find out more about the Commission and its proposals, or follow the GCSC updates on the launch of the report on social media (@theGCSC).
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) Annual Meeting, hosted by the African Union Commission.
On Friday 11 October the GCSC held public Cyberstability Hearings, in partnership with the GFCE and hosted by the African Union Commission. The Hearings were dedicated to “Norm Implementation & Capacity Building: Two Sides of the Same Coin?”. The Hearings were conducted in an expanded roundtable format and featured discussions between GCSC Commissioners and representatives from government, the private sector and civil society on matters pertaining to international peace and security in cyberspace.
This article by Michael Schmitt was published by Just Security, 14 October 2019.
In a July 2019 letter to parliament, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs set out the Government’s views on “the application in cyberspace of relevant elements of existing international law.” That letter now has been made public. It is an extremely granular statement, not only in terms of scope, but also with respect to the legal basis for the position taken. As such, it is a major contribution to the growing body of opinio juris on the subject that includes the recently released French Ministry of Armie’s International Law Applicable to Operations in Cyberspace, (see here, here, and here), the Estonian President’s speech this year, the UK Attorney General’s Chatham House speech last year, and Australia’s current International Cyber Engagement Strategy (annex on international law).
Read the letter to parliament here
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Member States publish a report on EU coordinated risk assessment of 5G network security, European Commission.
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Europe postures with standards leadership still on the line, Telecom.
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Egypt Is Using Apps to Track and Target Its Citizens, Report Says, The New York Times.
An Open Letter to the American People, JustSecurity.
White House cybersecurity chief quits, says leadership is inviting an attack, TNW.
U.S. Navy to Appoint Cyber Chief Following a Blistering Audit, The Wall Street Journal.
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Cyber rules for self-driving cars stall in Congress, The Hill.
Cyber Storm 2020 could be DHS’s most rigorous drill for critical infrastructure yet, CyberScoop.
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Iran checks cyber security at key energy sites, eyes U.S. threat, Reuters.
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North Korea is using front companies to steal cryptocurrency, CyberScoop.
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Report: Nation state hackers and cyber criminals are spoofing each other, ZDNET.
US: Russian hackers use Iranians to mask their identities, The Washington Post.
Czech authorities dismantle alleged Russian cyber-espionage network, ZDNet.
Podcast Interview with “Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf, CCC.
Conflict in Cyberspace
China and The Risk of Cyberwarfare, Institute of Art and Ideas.
50 years after Internet conception, dark side stirs fear, Yahoo.
Emerging Technologies and Next Generation Arms Control, CSIS.
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A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet, WIRED.
NASS released a compendium of government, private-sector and academic organizations that can provide state officials with digital security recommendations and services, National Association of Secretaries of State.
Expanding Disclosure Policy to Drive Better Cybersecurity, CFR.
Industry Leaders Throw Weight Behind Interoperability Alliance, InfoSecurity.
Google Draws House Antitrust Scrutiny of Internet Protocol, The Wall Street Journal.
Apple, Google Pull Hong Kong Protest Apps Amid China Uproar, The Wall Street Journal.
Sberbank data breach: Russian lender investigates insider threat, The Daily Swig.
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New cyberattacks targeting sporting and anti-doping organizations, Microsoft.
Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say, The New York Times.
In echo of 2008 war with Russia, Georgia hit with massive cyberattack, The Washington Post.
UK investigation reveals Russian hackers impersonated Iranian hackers, CODA.
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Iranian attacks expose vulnerability of campaign email accounts, The Hill.
Former officials flag disinformation as top threat to U.S. elections, FCW.
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DNS-over-HTTPS causes more problems than it solves, experts say, ZDNet.
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Russian indicted by Mueller held in Berlarus, then released, The Washington Post.
Ukranian cops just arrested an alleged hacker in one of Kyiv’s ‘most expensive’ hotels, CyberScoop.
U.S. agrees to help Baltic states bolster grid cybersecurity, CyberScoop.
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Presentation of project GEODE, GEODE.
4 October 2019: The state of OT cybersecurity in the utilities industry, Atlantic Council.
8-10 October 2019: GFCE Annual Meeting 2019, GFCE.
11-12 October 2019: GCSC Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, GCSC.
14-16 October 2019: CyFy, ORF.
20-22 October 2019: 6th World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit, Wuhzen Summit.
21-25 October 2019: Cyberweek, CyberScoop.
27-31 October 2019: Regional Cybersecurity Week 2019, ARCC.
28-29 October 2019: AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance, Stanford University.
29-30 October 2019: Cybersec 2019, European Cybersecurity Forum.
30 October 2019: The implications of Deep Fakes, CSIS.
11-15 November 2019: Singapore FinTech Festival, fintechfest.
12-13 November 2019: Paris Peace Forum, PPF.
25-29 November 2019: Internet Governance Forum, IGF.
28-29 November 2019: CyberCrimeCon 2019 – Singapore, Qwoted.
2-5 December 2019: Black Hat Europe, Blackhat.
28-30 January 2019: International Cybersecurity Forum, FIC.