Digital Security and Economic Recovery

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The online high-level event ‘Digital Security and Economic Recovery: Boosting Confidence and Productivity through Secure Digital Technology’ is organised by DiploFoundation and the Swiss Confederation as part of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace.

The majority of cyber-attacks exploit vulnerabilities in digital products and services. Although there is a lively international debate about the responsibility of governments to establish baseline requirements for cybersecurity, and for manufacturers and service suppliers to apply the available standards, there is currently no consensus about these issues. Hence, there is a risk that governments set widely different requirements, while businesses pursue divergent industry practices.

In this context, the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace has been discussing industry roles and responsibilities throughout 2020, with the aim to establish globally shared best practices and baseline requirements for the security of digital products and services. An output document, which includes definitions of key concepts and a collection of good corporate practices about threat modelling, supply chain security, secure development, vulnerability management, and transforming internal processes to embrace security by design, has been published for comments.

This high-level event will discuss how the fragmented regulatory environment impacts the security of digital products and services, including those in supply chains. It aims to clarify possible collaborative responses from both industry and governments on how to facilitate financial and economic recovery through trusted digital technologies.


Keynote speech by Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, Head of the Federal Department of Finance FDF, Switzerland

Panel discussion:
Ms Sabine Keller-Busse, Member of the Group Executive Board, UBS AG
Mr Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky
Mr Jeremy Thompson, Executive Vice President, Huawei Western European Region
Mr Casper Klynge, Vice President, European Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Moderator: Mr Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation

Event recording

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