New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative to Participate in Global Conference on CyberSpace

Press Release
April 13, 2015

Washington, DC – New America’s Ian Wallace, Tim Maurer, and Robert Morgus are in The Hague, Netherlands this week to participate in the Global Conference on CyberSpace. The Conference brings together representatives from civil society, the private sector and governments in order to promote practical cooperation, enhance capacity building efforts, and discuss norms for behavior in cyberspace.  

Mr. Wallace, a Senior Fellow with the International Security Program and a Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Initiative, will be moderating a session on “Civil-Military Relations and International Military Co-operation in Cyberspace,” which will build on work done in partnership with the University of Leiden and the S. Rajaratanam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

Mr. Maurer, Director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project and Head of Research for the Cybersecurity Initiative, is serving as Co-chair of the Civil Society Participation Advisory Board of the conference and has co-led the civil society pre-conference training on capacity-building, which builds on the the pre-conference webinar series on cybersecurity and human rights. In addition, Maurer will be speaking at the Parallel Session on "Confidence Building Measures, Norms of Behavior and Public-Private Cooperation for International Security in Cyberspace" on how cooperation could be improved between CERTs and other actors maintaining the stable and secure operation of cyberspace.

Mr. Wallace and Mr. Morgus will also contribute as experts to a roundtable discussion on “Reconciling Policy Priorities of the Global North and South: Implications for Norms of Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace” organized by The Hague Institute for Global Justice and India’s Observer Research Foundation. Mr. Morgus, co-author of Tipping the Scale: An Analysis of Global Swing States in the Internet Governance Debate, will sit on a panel organized by The Hague Institute for Global Justice and India’s Observer Research Foundation to discuss International Cyber Norms and Global Swing States.

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