IGF 2017 WS #123 Internet of Things and Cyber Security: Will “Regulation” Save the day?

Short Title
IoT and Cyber Security: Will “Regulation” Save the Day?

Proposer's Name: Ms. Farzaneh Badiei

Proposer's Organization: Georgia Tech

Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Tatiana Tropina

Co-Proposer's Organization: Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law


Ms. Tatiana Tropina,Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (in personal Capacity) Ms. Farzaneh Badiei, Executive Director at Internet Governance Project

Additional Speakers

Mr. Arthur Rizer, R Street, USA, Civil Society

Mr.  Pearse O'Donohue, Acting Director, Directorate E, Future Networks, DG CONNECT, European Commission



1. Moderator sets the scene and introduces the participants and mentions the issues that will be discussed

2. IoT implications for cybersecurity and why it should be regulated?

The debaters who are "for" regulatiton of IoT and believe there is need for regulation will put their arguments forward

3. The debaters  that do not think regulation is the optimal solution for IoT put their arguments forward

4. The moderater briefly mentions the "for" and "against"  arguments and then asks the "against" regulation debaters how cybersecurity should be maintained in IoT devices if regulation is not in place and asks the "for regulation" debaters to discuss what regulations should be in place.

5. Both sides debate the shortcomings of each others solutions