Staff from the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre have been participating in a key cyberspace conference in The Hague.
The Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 brings together Ministers and representatives from governments, private sector and civil society to promote practical cooperation in cyberspace, to enhance cyber capacity building, and to discuss norms for responsible behaviour in cyberspace.
Director Professor Sadie Creese heads a team from the Centre taking part in the conference. In two side events, Professor Paul Cornish will speak at a ICT4Peace Foundation cyber diplomacy event on 'Cyberspace and ICTs in the context of international security and defence', and Professor Ivan Toft will speak at a Hague Institute for Global Justice and the Observer Research Foundation event on 'Reconciling policy priorities of the global north and south: Implications for norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace'.
The conference also sees the launch of a new Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), which the Centre is supporting as part of the UK membership of the Forum.
The GFCE is a global platform that contributes to cyber capacity building by sharing expertise and best practices, identification of innovative solutions to challenges and stimulating funding streams in the field of cyber security, cybercrime, data protection and e-Governance.
The Centre will host a new inventory of current initiatives on its new online portal, created with partners at the Said Business School and designed to be a global resource for cyber security capacity building and how best to achieve it. The new inventory will allow those working in this area to view current initiatives, identify gaps and work better together to help fill these gaps, share knowledge and promote new cybersecurity capacity building initiatives worldwide.