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ICT4Peace’s Daniel Stauffacher was invited by the Lions Club Zurich Metropole to give a presentation on 7 June 2016 on the mission of the ICT4Peace Foundation as a policy and action-oriented think tank, to promote cybersecurity and a peaceful cyberspace through international negotiations with governments, companies and non-state actors, and to champion the use of ICTs and media for Crisis management, humanitarian aid and peace building.

In particular he mentioned its work since 2004 on improving crisis information management systems of the United Nations at Headquarters and in the field by using modern ICTs and new media.

The Cyber-war-threat as an international challenge for states and companies was the main point of his presentation. Based on examples of cyber-incidents reported by the media Daniel Stauffacher described the international security challenge for states and the ongoing global, regional and bilateral diplomatic processes. He invited the global business community and civil society to engage in these processes. He also presented the policy research, that ICT4Peace experts are carrying out since 2007 and mentioned the Cybersecurity training courses, that ICT4Peace was co-hosting in cooperation with the Organisation of American States, ASEAN, African Union, GCSP Geneva and OESCE in Vienna.

His presentation can be found here.