The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will convene its second meeting of 2018 on May 19-20, following the GLOBSEC 2018 Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 17-19.
On May 19, the Commission will hold its public Cyberstability Hearings between 15:00-19:00 at the GLOBSEC 2018 Forum. The Hearings are open to all GLOBSEC participants and are conducted in an expanded round-table format, allowing the GCSC Commissioners to engage in discussion with government and non-state experts on the issue of norms and cyberstability and the international peace and security architecture. They will provide advanced insight into and discussion about some of the current thinking of the Commission, including the issued norm to protect the public core of the Internet, the future of norms of responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace, and the long-term strategic vision for the international cybersecurity architecture.
Commissioners are also taking an active part in the GLOBSEC Forum, participating in various sessions and panels. Chair Marina Kaljurand will take part in a panel looking at the impact of emerging technologies over the next ten years. Carl Bildt is speaking on transatlantic relationships. Samir Saran is speaking on a panel about cyber threats to democracy. Joseph Nye will discuss innovation and leadership in technology development as an increasing source of soft power. Michael Chertoff is speaking in the panel Too Much Intel, Too Little Action. The GLOBSEC Talk: Depth and Darkness of the Web will be led by the GCSC Commissioner Jeff Moss. Alexander Klimburg and Christopher Painter are participating in a panel discussion on the build-up of offensive cyber capabilities.
On May 20, the Commission will convene in a closed session to advance its agenda. This meeting builds on the discussion in Lille in January, where Commissioners set up several working groups to advance additional proposed norms. The groups have been working on topics such as protecting electoral systems, vulnerabilities equities processes, reducing the danger from technical vulnerabilities in information and communications technology, and further defining the elements of the public core of the Internet. The results of this work will be presented for discussion in Bratislava.
The GCSC is initiated by two independent think tanks, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and the EastWest Institute (EWI).