IGF 2023 Main Session on Cybersecurity, Trust & Safety Online

Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (04:30 UTC) - Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (06:00 UTC)
Plenary Room
About this Session
Bridging the Gap Between International Negotiations and On-Ground Experiences in Cybercrime Response

In today's technology-driven era, where Internet access and technology adoption are pervasive, cybercrime has emerged as a highly profitable venture with enticing rewards and minimal risks. This complex issue draws in governments, non-governmental entities, and individuals alike. Global endeavors such as the UN Open-Ended Working Group (UN OEWG) and the UN Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime are in progress to promote cybersecurity and international norms. However, a stark disparity exists between the practical efforts taking place on the ground and the overarching push for global resilience and regulatory measures.

Practical initiatives encompass the work of various entities, including law enforcement personnel, financial sector fraud teams, digital security experts safeguarding human rights advocates and journalists, National Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), and projects aimed at bolstering the security of internet users, institutions, and public sector entities. These localized actions coexist with the pursuit of international regulations, revealing a need for alignment between both approaches.

This session aims to create a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and innovation by bringing together diverse stakeholders from both multilateral processes and practical cybercrime response efforts. By uniting the insights gained from negotiations with the experiences of those actively engaged "on the ground," we aim to explore effective strategies that bridge this gap and enable holistic, evidence-based, and tailored solutions to address complex cybercrime challenges.


Confirmed Panelists and Co-Moderators:

Christopher Painter, Director of GFCE Global Forum on Cyber Expertise
Ernesto Rodríguez Hernández, Vice Minister of Communications, Cuba
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF Policy Director for Global Privacy
Alissa Starzak Cloudflare’s Vice President, Global Head of Public Policy
Elizaveta Belyakova Chairperson, Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment
Folake Olagunju Program Officer for Cybersecurity, Internet and eApplications - Economic Community of West African States

Olga Cavalli, Argentina National Director of Cybersecurity
Tracy Hackshaw, Chef d'Entreprise, .POST, Universal Postal Union

Vadim Glushchenko
Cristina Morales Angulo


Date & Time: 10th October 2023 13:30 - 15:00 UTC +9


Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety