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ICT4Peace’s Daniel Stauffacher was invited to participate in the Cyber Security Roundtable of Munich Security Conference (MSC) in New York on 8 September 2015.


Kim Won-soo, UN Under Secretary-General and Acting High Representative, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (Photo: MSC / Thurow). "Experts, business leaders and politicians around the world can easily agree on a lack of norms and rules in cyberspace. There is, however, hardly any consensus on what these norms and rules should look like.

How can basic cyber norms be developed that democracies, authoritarian states and various non-state actors alike deem useful and necessary? Is an arms control framework for cyberspace plausible at all and, if so, what could it look like? How can global cyber governance be improved, and what role can and should private actors play in this effort? Senior experts, business leaders and politicians from EU and NATO member states debated these and other questions at an MSC Cyber Security Roundtable in New York on September 8. The roundtable under "Chatham House Rule" was co-hosted with Microsoft and took place in cooperation with the East-West Institute (EWI).

As part of its cyber security activities, the MSC is partnering with these and other renowned institutions to offer the best possible platforms for an open exchange of ideas and opinions among leaders. Further roundtables will take place in Berlin on November 18, 2015, focusing on cyber defense strategies, in Munich on February 12, 2016, with a focus on military cyber capabilities, and in Addis Ababa on April 14, 2016."