Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace at the Internet Governance Forum Berlin 2019

A Difficult Road to International Norms for Cybersecurity

November 26, 2019, Event

Latha Reddy, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Anriette Esterhuysen, Christopher Painter, Olaf Kolkman, Koichiro Komiyama, Alexander Klimburg

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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 fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), hosted by the government of Germany from 25-29 November 2019, under the overarching theme: One World. One Net. One Vision.

The GCSC event marks the continued participation of the Commission in one of the world’s most anticipated and established conferences on Internet governance. Past editions have seen the GCSC introduce its norms of responsible behavior of state and non-state actors to IGF participants, gaining valuable feedback in the process and informing the development of the final report. The Commission sees the upcoming event as an opportunity to build on these contributions and add to the important work being undertaken by the international community in making the voices of all stakeholder groups heard and keeping them relevant for ongoing discussions surrounding international peace. and security in multilateral processes such as the United Nations First Committee.

The session will feature discussions on matters pertaining to international peace and security in cyberspace and Commissioners will provide advanced insights into the GCSC report Advancing Cyberstability, launched by a ministerial panel on 11 November 2019 at the Paris Peace Forum. This report represents the culmination of the Commission’s work, offering a cyberstability framework, principles, norms of behavior, and recommendations for the international community and wider cybersecurity ecosystem. Emphasizing a concerted, multistakeholder approach, the proposed framework reflects technological, product and operational measures, as well as a focus on behavioral change required among all stakeholders.

For an overview of the report, please see the Fact Sheet and for a copy of the report, visit Advancing Cyberstability.

You can access the GCSC contribution to the upcoming IGF Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity report on best practices in relation to recent international cybersecurity initiatives here. The BPF draft output report can be accessed here.

GCSC Members will also be taking part in other events during the IGF 2019, including:

Tuesday 26 November

(09:30-10:30, Estrel Saal C) NRI Collaborative Session on Cybersecurity

Wednesday 27 November

(13:15-14:15, Raum V) Advancing Cyberstability: Final Report of the GCSC

(16:40-17:50, Saal Europa) WS 131: Quantifying Peace & Conflict in Cyberspace

Thursday 28 November

(10:35-11:35, Saal Europa) WS 63: Usual suspects: Questioning the Cybernorm-making Boundaries

(16:10-17:10, Convention Hall I-D) OF 43: EU Open Forum on conflict prevention, cooperation and stability in cyberspace

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More information on the Internet Governance Forum 2019 can be found here.