On 15 January 2015, the Geneva Internet Platform hosted the first in a possible series of Cybersecurity Days, organised in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, DiploFoundation, DCAF (Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces), GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy), ICT4Peace, and the University of Geneva. The Geneva Cybersecurity Days should increase awareness and further develop a global response to cybersecurity challenges along the lines of the Geneva Message on Strengthening Internet Governance

The half-day event focused on the Finnish approach to cybersecurity, a comprehensive multistakeholder cooperation which led to the country having one the ‘cleanest networks in the world’. Speaking at the event were representatives of the Finnish government, including Cyber Ambassador Marja Rislakki and Ambassador Kairamo from the Permanent Mission in Geneva, who were joined by Dr Michele Coduri from the Swiss Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Winkler from DCAF, and the ITU’s Head of Corporate Strategy Division Tomas Lamanauskas, as well as representatives from Finland’s private sector and Diplo’s Cybersecurity Programme Director, Vladimir Radunović. 

The event report details the proceedings of the event, and the speeches and presentations made by the event speakers, and is available here. More details about the event are available here.

Issues: Security, Cyberconflict, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Critical infrastructure

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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