Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace at Singapore International Cyber Week

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The online panel ‘Implementing global norms by advancing multistakeholder collaboration: Lessons learned from the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace’ is organised by DiploFoundation and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) as an event at the Singapore International Cyber Week 2020 (SICW 2020). The discussion will focus on global industry good practices on the security of digital products and services, and their impact on reducing vulnerabilities in cyberspace and implementing global cyber norms.

Ensuring the integrity of the supply chain and encouraging vulnerability management are among the 11 voluntary cyber norms that have been agreed in the 2015 report of the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on ICT security. At the same time, as has also been highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis, the vulnerabilities of digital products and services remain key elements for conducting cyber-attacks: from petty crimes, to advanced persistent threat attacks against critical systems. The introduction of security-by-design practices when designing and developing software, hardware, cloud-based services, or integrated systems, reduces exploitable vulnerabilities even before the products hit the markets or systems get implemented. The Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace project gathered leading companies from around the world to discuss good practices, as well as ways to incentivise others to develop more secure products.

The online panel ‘Implementing global norms by advancing multistakeholder collaboration: Lessons learned from the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace’, which will be held during SICW 2020, will link the relevance of reducing vulnerabilities (particularly through deliberations within top-tier diplomatic discussions such as the UN GGE and the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)) with good practices in security-by-design and open questions on defining and enforcing baseline requirements through increasing the demand for, and offer of, secure digital products and services.

The online panel will take place on Thursday 8 October 2020, 4-5pm SGT / 10-11am CEST / 8-9am UTC

Speakers:

  • Amb. Nadine Olivieri Lozano, Head, Division of Security Policy, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
  • Ms Gwenda Fong, Assistant Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
  • Mr Teo Xiang Zheng, Head of Advisory (Consulting), Ensign InfoSecurity
  • Mr Dmitry Samartsev, CEO, BI.ZONE
  • Mr Stefan Saatmann, Global Coordinator Cybersecurity Policy, Siemens

Moderator:

Mr Vladimir Radunovic, Director, E-diplomacy and Cybersecurity, DiploFoundation

Visit the event page at the SICW website