The Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative uses EWI’s proven process—Convene, Reframe, Mobilize—to help achieve the objectives that will reduce conflict, crime and other disruptions in cyberspace and promote stability, innovation and inclusion. This work takes place through working groups—called breakthrough groups—that have met and will continue to meet in person and online in 2015.
In 2015, the initiative will continue to develop and advocate for recommended changes in national and corporate policies and procedures relevant to creating a safer and more secure cyberspace. The principal means of developing recommendations is the breakthrough groups.
Throughout the year, EWI will convene the groups through in-person events and online meetings. As recommendations mature, EWI will lead the preparation of reports detailing and supporting the conclusions. EWI will also lead the mobilization for advocacy of the recommendations in capitals and corporate headquarters worldwide.
Finally, EWI will use its annual Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit to highlight and build momentum for the recommendations.
The EastWest Institute also regularly publishes on critical issues in cyberspace. You can find a full selection of our reports here.
Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Progress Roundtable
Palo Alto, May 2015
The Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative convened breakthrough group leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss the groups’ work streams and examine synergies and gaps between them. The meeting also served as preparation for the Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit VI.
The results of the roundtable are summarized here.
Online Breakthrough Group Meetings
The Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative uses EWI's proven process—Convene, Reframe, Mobilize—to help achieve objectives that will reduce conflict, crime and other disruptions in cyberspace and promote stability, innovation and inclusion. This work takes place through working groups—called breakthrough groups—that continue to meet in person and online.
Seven breakthrough groups concentrate on the initiative's three objectives. With a focus on economic and political development, three groups develop actionable recommendations for increasing the global availability and use of secure ICT products and services, managing objectionable electronic content across national borders, and increasing transparency and accountability in personal data collection. The groups dealing with digital security and stability focus on strengthening critical infrastructure resilience and preparedness, modernizing international procedures against cyber-enabled crimes and promoting measures of restraint in cyber armaments. The final group examines the issues surrounding governing and managing the Internet.
Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit
The EastWest Institute’s annual cyber summits provide a crucial forum for building international, private-public actions to foster international cooperation in cyberspace. The first cyber summit was held in Dallas in May 2010. London, New Delhi, Silicon Valley and Berlin followed in subsequent years, each building on previous progress. Each summit brought together between 250 and 350 government, industry and technical leaders from over 40 countries to craft solutions for threats facing our digital world.
The EastWest Institute proudly hosted the 2015 Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit in New York City on September 9-10, bringing together 200 participants from 36 countries.
You can find reports from previous summits, together with a full selection of our reports, here.
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