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 the work of the Commission and the plans for the future.
As part of its mandate, the focus of the Commission is shifting from developing and promoting norms of responsible state behavior to policy initiatives to enhance international security and stability in cyberspace. The dialogue therefore also presented an opportunity for the Commission to discuss how it may work together with various other international frameworks and initiatives to achieve these objectives. Besides providing insight into the current thinking of the Commission and the way forward for international peace and security in cyberspace, there was also room for a question and answer session, where participants engaged with GCSC members in more detail on several issues.