Dilemmas in Cybergovernance. Expert Discussion

04.12.2017

On December 4, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion, titled "Dilemmas in Cybergovernance".

Cybersecurity is increasingly a central concern for governments, business companies and individuals.

At the international political level, two issues are particularly controversial: global regulation and cyber-actions by proxy.

Concerning global regulation, two divergent positions are present in the debate. On the one hand there are those who argue for the need of a new global cyber convention. On the other those who argue in favour of cyber sovereignty.

Concerning cyber-actions by proxy, the controversy is first about the attribution and second about the legitimacy of this public-private partnership with offensive nature aiming at interfering with domestic affairs of foreign countries.

These are two crucial issues that are shaping the debate and the policies of cyberpolitics.

Speakers:

  • Elena Chernenko, PhD in History, head of the International Section (Kommersant newspaper), member of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (SVOP), member of the PIR Center Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance.
  • Oleg Demidov, Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security Consultant, PIR Center
  • Raffaele Marchetti, professor of International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome
Moderator:

Working languages: Russian, English.