European Cybersecurity and Cyber Norms – Report from the MSC Roundtable on Cybersecurity in Brussels

On November 6, the MSC hosted a roundtable on the current status of cyber security in Europe as well as the way forward for international cyber norms. The roundtable was co-hosted with Microsoft at their Brussels Executive Center.

A view of the Fireside Chat at the Cyber Security Roundtable in Brussels (Photo: MSC / Kuhlmann)

What are the current shortcomings of the EU legislative agenda and policy debate on cybersecurity? Is Europe sufficiently prepared to deal with cyber aggression by third countries and which instruments should Europe develop to respond to large-scale cyber-attacks? How can the political deadlock in the cyber norms process between Western "like-minded" states and Russia/China be overcome? And how is technology impacting geopolitics and how is geopolitics impacting technology? These were some of the crucial questions that were discussed at the MSC Roundtable on Cybersecurity on November 6, 2017 in Brussels.

The MSC Roundtable on Cybersecurity gathered a high-ranking group of cybersecurity experts in the European capital. Participants came from around the globe and included: Michele Markoff (Acting Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State), Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (Head of Cyber Policy Coordination, European External Action Service), David Koh (Deputy Secretary for Technology and Special Projects, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Singapore; Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency), Iddo Moed (Cyber Security Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of Israel), Ludwig Leinhos (Lieutenant General, Chief of Staff of the Cyber- and Informationspace Command, Federal Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany), Udo Helmbrecht (Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security), and Sorin Ducaru (Ambassador, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, North Atlantic Treaty Organization).

The discussion was held under the Chatham House Rule; you can find a report of the roundtable discussions here. See a few photo impressions from the day's discussions here in our Media Library.




08 November 2017, by MSC