Rules and Norms for Cyber Security – MSC convening experts for Cyber Security Roundtable in Brussels

The Cyber Security Roundtable will be hosted by the MSC in cooperation with Microsoft on November 6 in Brussels. The event will bring together around 25 experts and decision-makers in the field to discuss ways forward on common European approaches to cyber security and international cyber norms.

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Over the last few years, the Munich Security Conference (MSC), as the world's leading forum for foreign and security policy, has increasingly focused on the topic of cyber security. In many ways, unfortunately, the quest for cyberspace norms and rules continues to be elusive. The Cyber Security Roundtable in Brussels will aim to take stock of international attempts to improve the fractious state of cyber security cooperation following the revised EU Cybersecurity Strategy and the failure of the UN-GGE process. Twenty-five top decision-makers and experts from governments, militaries, and think tanks in Europe and further abroad will participate – among them Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security, Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Lieutenant General Leinhos from the German Federal Armed Forces Cyber Command and Antonio Missiroli, Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies.


After the conclusion of the Roundtable, a public discussion will address "Technology's Role for International Security and Diplomacy" featuring Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, John Frank, Vice President for EU Government Affairs at Microsoft, and other experts. The session will be moderated by Frédérick Douzet, Professor at the French Institute for Geopolitics of the University of Paris.



About the Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is the world's leading platform for debates on international security policy. With over 500 official participants and 300 observers assembled at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, the annual conference provides a unique atmosphere for frank, private and mostly off-the-record exchange on present and future security challenges and solutions.



About the Cyber Security Series

Besides its annual flagship conference in Munich, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) Foundation regularly organizes high-profile events around the world. These events include Core Group Meetings, which have a regional focus, as well as Summits and Roundtables dedicated to a particular thematic focus like European Defence, Energy Security, Cyber Security, and Health Security. For its cyber security activities, the MSC is partnering with the EastWest Institute, Deutsche Telekom, Google, and Microsoft to offer the best possible platforms for an open exchange of ideas and opinions.

03 November 2017, by MSC