On Tuesday, 17 July, alongside IETF 102 in Montreal, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will host a lunch panel on “Cyber Diplomacy Meets InfoSec and Technology.” During this session, the Commission wants to inform and engage with the IETF community on its work so far and the work that is in the pipeline.
The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace is developing norms and policy initiatives that intend to counter the risk to the overall security and stability of cyberspace due to rise of offensive cyber-activities, and especially those by states.
In this global environment we see conflict between states takes new forms, and cyber-activities are playing a leading role. There is an increasing risk of undermining the peaceful use of cyberspace and a growing for need norms and policies to enhance international security and stability.
The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, with commissioners from diverse backgrounds, sets out to develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace.
During this lunch panel we want to engage with the IETF community to discuss the norms the commission has proposed so far:
- The norm to Protect the public Core of the Internet link; and
- The norm for Protecting Electoral Infrastructure link
In addition, we want to talk about the work the work that the commission is currently undertaking on vulnerabilities, their exploitation, and disclosure.
The panelists are:
- Irina Rizmal, researcher at the DiploFoundation specialized in policy analysis in matters pertaining to national security and defense.
- Bill Woodcock, Commissioner and Executive Director at Packet Clearing House, the non-profit agency that supports critical Internet infrastructure.
- Jeff Moss, Commissioner, founder of Black Hat and Defcon, member of the DHS security council, and former ICANN CSO.
The panel is moderated by Olaf Kolkman, GCSC Commissioner and Chief Internet Technology Officer of the Internet Society.
The panel takes place during lunch on Tuesday, 17 July, at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal alongside . Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register.
Pre-registration is required to attend this briefing panel in person, and we expect it to fill up well in advance. The Internet Society, which provides logistical support for this panel, will set up a registration page to open on 9 July in two time zones for global time zone fairness – 08:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC; watch this space or the session page for more information and the registration link.
This event will also be webcast and audiocast. Pre-registration (or IETF attendance) is not required to attend online. Again, watch this space or the session page for more information and links.
We hope you can join us in Montreal, or online!