Summit Event Report Released

The EastWest Institute’s event report presents highlights of the World Cyberspace Cooperation Summit IV, which took place in Silicon Valley on November 4-6, 2013. With the goal of forging clear paths ahead, more than 360 participants from 37 countries from business, government, technology, policy and law enforcement participated.

Minister Cai Mingzhao of the State Council Information Office of China opened the summit by calling for strengthening international cooperation on cybersecurity measures. “The United States and China are Internet giants,” Cai said. “We share many common interests and there is enormous scope for cooperation.”

In panels and breakthrough groups, top cyber experts pointed to encouraging signs of progress in international cyber cooperation, but stressed that there is still very far to go, pointing to the importance of continued momentum. Summaries of key breakthrough groups and publications are included in this report.