Internationalising (critical) infrastructure and functions protection
Working session in cooperation with European Commission, DG Home
Protection of critical infrastructure and functions is an objective that features prominently in the international discussion about cyber norms and confidence-building measures. However, the conversation among cyber diplomats rarely reflects the realities on the ground and the challenges faced by the operators. The purpose of this working session is to compare notes between these two groups of stakeholders in order to identify common areas of interest and investigate how the innovation and research undertaken in the area of critical infrastructure protection can be leveraged to address the challenges to international security cooperation.
Q: To all speakers: which is the next big infrastructure that you think we should focus on in particular? In other words, after energy and health institutions, where do you think the next big cyber crisis will hit and more cooperation is needed? (to Max Brandt)
Q: This is the UK non-paper to the UN OEWG on implementation of cyber norms - drawing on their multistakeholder group: chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://www.un.org/disarmament/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/efforts-implement-norms-uk-stakeholders-12419.pdf
Q: https://www.dfat.gov.au/sites/default/files/compilation-norm-implementation-guidance.pdf That is the link to AUS DFAT paper on business/public submission on implementation of the UN GGE norms
Q: ….since I mentioned this…. you might want to access the Stakeholders Platform of SecureGas here: https://www.securegas-project.eu/iump-login/
Q: Let me just add an example of EU based MS (multistakeholder) research based norm development platform: https://erncip-project.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ <for those on Zoom> That also partially answers Dimitrios' question.
Q: You underlined the importance for coordination between CSIRTs, CERTs and especially between CSIRTs/CERTs and the Industry (Critical Infrastructures). What are the communication channels used at the moment? Do you envision a set of tools or platform(s) that will facilitate this communication and coordination process and address some of the topics mentioned such as: Trust, Ethics, Information sharing, especially in the context of EU? (to Max Brandt)
Q: What is the relation between the internationalizing of function protection and Clean Network Initiative That introduced by US secretary of state recently and One World One Net vision?
Q: (also maybe to Max Brandt and other speakers) Listening to you I have the impression that the discussion between critical infrastructure experts circles is disconnected from the diplomatic processes like those at the UN where norms are created. How can we bridge the gap between these different communities? (to Mary McGinley)
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