The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will meet in New Delhi on 20-21 November, 2017 in the margins of the Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS) hosted by the Government of India. The GCSC is an initiative by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), together with our partner EastWest Institute (EWI). HCSS and EWI together form the Secretariat of the GCSC, led by two Directors, Alexander Klimburg of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and Bruce McConnell of the EastWest Institute.
This second Full Commission meeting will focus on the GCSC’s prioritized topics for 2017, including the “public core of the Internet”. The GCSC will build on the results from its previous meeting at Black Hat USA 2017 in Las Vegas, in July. Work will also focus on the drafting of a consensus document to explain the position of the GCSC on key issues related the stability of cyberspace at this critical juncture.
Over the course of two days, GCSC Commissioners will take the opportunity to engage with a range of academic and government experts on critical initiatives in the field of international cyberspace stability, as well as confirm research and policy initiatives. The GCSC will also announce the launch of their Government Advisory Board – a body of government experts that will advise the Commission on its work.
Commissioners will take an active part as panelists and moderators throughout various sessions of the Global Conference on CyberSpace.
Launched at the Munich Security Conference in February 2017, the GCSC is the first organization of its kind dedicated solely to developing and advocating for norms and policies to improve cyberspace stability and security. The Hague-based organization is comprised of 27 Commissioners and chaired by Marina Kaljurand (Estonia), and includes co-chairs Michael Chertoff (USA) and Latha Reddy (India).
For a complete list of GCSC Commissioners, click here.
Previous Commission meetings:
- Small Commission Meeting on 27 July, 2017 at the 20th edition of Black Hat USA and the 25th edition of DEF CON in Las Vegas, USA.
- First Full Commission Meeting on 2-3 June, 2017 at CyCon in Tallinn, Estonia.
- Launch of the GCSC on 18 February, 2017 at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany