IGF 2023 Lightning Talk #102 The International Legal Dimension of ICTs

Wednesday, 11th October, 2023 (02:30 UTC) - Wednesday, 11th October, 2023 (03:00 UTC)
SC – Room H

Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
Cyberattacks, Cyberconflicts and International Security

International Information Security School
Mikael Stepanyan – is a Master's degree student in the Università di Padova, Italy, Global Communication Policies Master's track. He also obtained master’s degree in Applied Political Science from Russian-Armenian University. Participant of the Summer School: “Internet Governance” organized by Saint Petersburg University and also took a participation in the laboratory workshop organized by University of Padova: “The Governance of Cybersecurity: Resilience, Human Rights and Democracy”. Andrey Aleinikov – is a public relations specialist at a Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ and the chairman of the Coordination Center Youth Council. 


Arevik Martirosyan - is a PhD candidate and researcher at the Institute of Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. She is also a Youth IGF Ambassador 2022 and NetMission Ambassador 2022-23. Besides, she has conducted more than 40 public lectures on various subjects within the Information Security and Internet Governance theme and is an author of scientific research papers and “Formation of Cyberspace Security System” monography. James Amattey is a technology expert approaching a decade of experience working in the design, development, launch, and growth of internet-based software products across industries such as education, telecommunications, finance, and media. He also has a background in marketing and communication. For the next phase of his career, James wanted to learn from marketing, software development, and communications to develop and shape technology around mobility and smart cities, with a focus on using a data-centric approach to improve the performance of public transport solutions. He is currently working on a paper exploring the intersection of mobility and AI governance in Africa. Qasim Pirzada - is a final year law student studying in University of Peshawar. He’s the CEO of a youth led organization “Falcon Youth Learning Platform” which worked for the marginalized youth of the country. Also, he is alumni of IGF’21 online and in-person participant of IGF’23 Addis Ababa where he had played an important role in internet fragmentation.

Onsite Moderator

Andrey Aleinikov

Online Moderator

Mikael Stepanyan



Targets: 17.6 is relevant as it facilitates North-South cooperation due to the different regions of the speakers and improves knowledge sharing through better coordination. 17.14 as the discussion of the topic will eventually lead to policy coherence. 16.3, as even a discussion of the topic will influence the promotion of the rule of law at different levels. Last but not least, 4.4. because the meeting will be organised and led by the youth representatives, thus enabling them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills and to promote their expertise.


Presentation on the conference outcomes / research work, with the active discussion afterwards.

Duration (minutes)



The session will focus on the presentation of the session of the First International Youth Conference on Information Security, organized by the International Information Security School, and its outcomes by Arevik Martirosyan. The speakers will state their views and perspectives on the talk abstracts. Subsequently, the discussion among the participants will be moderated.

At the start of the session, the moderator will state the opening remarks. The speaker will then take the floor to establish and stress the theme of the discussion. Then, the moderator will promote discussion between the participants, both online and on-site. Finally, the moderator will summarize all that has been said and will wrap it up. After the session, the participants will be asked to fill in the Google form with their opinions about the session and their additional comments on the stated topic; therefore, further research could be conducted.