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Cancelled: International Cyber Security Roadmap: Missing in Action?

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

This event is cancelled. The new date will be communicated shortly.

The question of the current international cyber security season is whether the international community needs a new treaty or convention on cyber security. Highly politicized, this dialogue often emphasizes the contestation between cyber super powers over progress.

Instead of differences and disputes, this presentation focuses on practical and thoughtful guidance that has borne out of these discussions. Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the UN Group of Governmental Experts (UN GGE) on International Information Security have, over just a few years of consultations, developed a framework for building national approaches to international cyber security in a coordinated, cooperative manner. While it can be disputed whether, and to what extent, these recommendations can be labelled as norms, rules, principles, or confidence-building measures, they offer a framework that States will find useful when developing national cyber security strategies.

This talk will introduce the basic framework of responsible State behaviour in the development and use of ICTs. The session will continue as a discussion what other standards of behaviour could be promoted among the international community.

About the speaker

Dr Eneken Tikk is Senior Fellow of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at Leiden University, where her work focuses on developing a digest of scholarly and governmental thought on how normative instruments can be applied to issues of international cyber security. She also serves as Senior Adviser to the ICT4Peace Foundation, advising and supporting governments and professionals on international cyber security diplomacy, policy and strategy.

Dr Tikk has consulted Estonian public authorities on legal and policy issues related to deploying and managing national information systems and services. She has also served as adviser to the Estonian expert in three consecutive UN Groups of Governmental Experts on International Information Security (UN GGE) (2012-2013; 2014-2015; 2016-2017).

Eneken’s previous assignments include a senior fellowship on international cybersecurity with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 2012-2017; and legal and policy advisory role at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in Tallinn, Estonia, 2006-2011. She has worked as an attorney in the field of information technology, focusing on EU regulations and standards for security of private and national information systems.

Eneken holds a PhD in law from the University of Tartu in Estonia. Additionally, she is conducting post-doctoral studies on the Internet of Things and emerging technologies at Cardiff University. Dr Tikk has served as international research associate at the Georgetown University Center for Law, Technology and Security and has long teaching experience at Tallinn Technical University and Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu.

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