The EastWest Institute's Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative has announced its work program for 2016-17. The Action Agenda 2016-2017 also reviews the initiative's accomplishments during 2015.
In 2016, EWI will advocate for change in cyberspace security policies in governments and corporate headquarters worldwide, including recommendations that will help convict more cyber criminals, make information and communications products more secure and slow the cyber arms race.
New work areas include addressing such international cyber challenges as the spread of strong encryption and the Internet of Everything. This and other work will be supported through working meetings in person and online.
To enhance its reach and effectiveness, EWI has named Bruce McConnell, who directs the cyber initiative, as its Global Vice President. McConnell has relocated to San Francisco where he will continue to head EWI's cyberspace cooperation work. He will also solidify and expand support for all of EWI's programs in the western U.S. and the Far East.