ICT4Peace Foundation was invited to contribute to the Workshop on Regional Cybersecurity Policies organised by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and Organisation of American States (OAS) on 22 to 24 October in Washington, DC. The detailed agenda can be found here and the related press release here.
In 2012, the governments of the Americas signed the declaration on “Strengthening Cyber Security in the Americas,” in which they expressed concern about the growing threats to cyber security and reiterated their support of the Comprehensive Inter-American Cyber Security Strategy, previously adopted in 2004. Given the importance of cyber security for the socio-economic progress of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, the IDB and the Organization of American States (OAS) are joining efforts to support governments in the region in the design and implementation of strategies to successfully address the cyber security challenges. This workshop brought together officials at the management level responsible for the design and implementation of national cyber security policies in the region, along with experts from academia and the private sector. It aimed to: 1) promote the exchange of experiences and technical knowledge of Member States on cyber policy issues; 2) define the elements of a cyber security policy agenda for the region; and 3) prepare for the 2015 meeting of cyber security authorities.
Dr. Eneken Tikk, Senior Fellow for Cyber Security at IISS, London and Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation was invited to Chair a Panel on Multiple Approaches to a Cyber Security Strategy and Daniel Stauffacher, President, ICT4Peace Foundation made a presentation on the Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in Improving Cybersecurity. His presentation can be found here.
ICT4Peace entered a cooperation with the OAS to hold a first of its kind workshop and training course on Cyber Security Diplomacy in Colombia in November 2014.
Please find also the selected publications and updates of ICT4Peace Program on Rights and Security since 2011 here.
- Getting down to business: Realistic goals for the promotion of peace in cyber-space (2011)
- ICT4Peace brief on upcoming Government Expert consultations on Cyber-security (GGE) at the UN in New York (2012)
- An overview of global and regional processes, agendas and instruments (2013)
- What Next? Building Confidence Measures for the Cyberspace (2013)
- Baseline Review of ICT-Related Processes and Events: Implications for International and Regional Security (2014)
- ICT4Peace briefs the UN in Geneva on the cyber security challenge and what can be done (2014)
- International Workshop on Information and Cyber Security, Beijing, 5 – 6 June 2014
- Confidence Building Measures and Norms for Cybersecurity and the Future of Internet Governance (2014)
- ICT4Peace cooperates with the Organization of American States to conduct International Cybersecurity Diplomacy Course for Latin America (2014)
- New ICT4Peace Publication: A Role for Civil Society in Cybersecurity Affairs? (2014)
- Guerre et Paix dans le Cyberespace | War and Peace in Cyberspace (2014)
- ICT4Peace’s Daniel Stauffacher participated in the Sino-European Cyber Dialogue (2014)