2024 Cyber Dialogues: Part II

Hybrid (Geneva and online)
19 March 2024
2024 Cyber Dialogues: Part II

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to the second session of the 2024 Cyber Dialogues

This second dialogue will convene diplomats, policymakers and members of the multistakeholder community to discuss the cumulative and evolving rules, norms and principles of responsible State behaviour in the use of ICTs. The discussions will support means of addressing interconnected issues, including the protection of vulnerable sectors, promoting integrity, stability and security of the supply chain, preventing the proliferation of malicious ICT tools and techniques, and enhancing private sector collaboration in the security of and in the use of ICTs, and the implications for national norm implementation. Key questions include:

  • How can we meaningfully understand the differentiated roles and responsibilities of States vis-à-vis non-State stakeholders in norm implementation efforts? 
  • How can we understand the inter-connected nature of norms and their ability to help States respond to varied ICT incidents? 
  • How can national and regional implementation of norms contribute to narrowing the digital divide?

Please visit the pages for dialogue one and dialogue three for an overview of the whole series.



  • Ms Katherine Prizeman, Political Affairs Officer, Science, Technology and International Security Unit, UNODA.
    Katherine Prizeman is a Political Affairs Officer with the Science, Technology and International Security Unit of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. Ms. Prizeman has been a staff member of the United Nations since 2013 working on various disarmament and non-proliferation issues from conventional arms to weapons of mass destruction. She currently focuses on cybersecurity
  • Ms Anastasiya Kazakova, Cyber Diplomacy Knowledge Fellow, DiploFoundation.
    As a Cyber Diplomacy Knowledge Fellow at Diplo, Anastasiya focuses on cyber conflict, cybercrime, and cybersecurity topics. She is also a part of the team which implements the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace, an international process established by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and implemented by DiploFoundation. Previously, Anastasiya worked as a Senior Public Affairs Manager at Kaspersky, where coordinated the company’s international cyber diplomacy and global projects and the Global Transparency Initiative, the company’s program to enhance transparency and accountability in cybersecurity.
  • Ms Caroline Troien, Researcher, International Telecommunications Union.
    Caroline Troein works at the International Telecommunications Union as a lead researcher, and works on projects related to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and digital capacity. She has led work on the Global Cybersecurity Index, and worked on the development and analysis of UN AI Activities compilation for AI for Good. At the Fletcher School Digital Planet initiative, she co-created the Smart Societies framework for looking at digital societies, and worked on the Digital Evolution Index, African Leapfrog Index, Digital Trust Index, and Global Cost of Cash. She focused on strategic technologies in the global commons, applying systems analytics and security studies to cyber, space, and maritime questions. She developed projects in the private-sector consultant on cross-country user technology behavior. She has also worked as a Congressional staffer in the US Congress, where her policy portfolio included technology, space, and cyber issues. She has assisted in high level diplomatic conferences on cyber issues, and is engaged with the cyber and space policy communities.
  • Ms Briony Daley Whitworth, Director, Cyber and Tech Multilateral Engagement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Australia.
    Briony specialises in cyber, digital and technology policy at its intersection with international relations. Briony leads Australia’s multilateral cyber and tech engagement, with a particular focus on UN processes discussing international law and responsible state behaviour. She represents Australia as Head of Delegation to the UN Open Ended Working Group on cyber (OEWG) and the UN Ad Hoc Committee to elaborate a convention on cybercrime (AHC) and serves as Vice‑Chair to the AHC. Previously, Briony served as Australia’s lead negotiator for a protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, and as Australia’s cybercrime expert to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and UN Intergovernmental Experts Group on Cybercrime. Briony holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales.


  • Moliehi Makumane, UNIDIR


19 March, 14:00 to 15:30 CET. Please consult this website to find your local time.

Hybrid format: in-person (Geneva) and online. The venue in Geneva will be announced shortly.  


UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts working on or interested in issues pertaining to advancement of digital technologies, and their implications for international peace and security.  


Please register here.

You are kindly requested to specify if you will be attending in person or connecting remotely. As places are limited, we kindly invite you to register as soon as possible if you plan to attend in-person. The link to access the broadcast will be provided by email to registered participants one day prior to the event. 

For any questions, please contact the UNIDIR Security and Technology Programme (sectec-unidir@un.org).