Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Enhancing International Cooperation Mechanisms for Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism Investigations

30 September 2021
Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Enhancing International Cooperation Mechanisms for Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism Investigations

Cybercrime and cyberterrorism are two types of malicious use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) addressed by the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (GGE). In the 2015 report, the GGE agreed on proposing a norm, namely Norm D, that affirmed “States should consider how best to cooperate to exchange information, assist each other, prosecute terrorist and criminal use of ICTs and implement other cooperative measures to address such threats. States may need to consider whether new measures need to be developed in this respect”. In 2021 the GGE Report reaffirmed Norm D and proposed rooms for possible further actions. 

This Multi-stakeholder Dialogue aims to discuss limits, operational challenges, and rooms for improvements of existing formal and informal mechanisms of international cooperation in the field of cybercrime and cyberterrorism cooperation, especially looking at information exchange and collecting digital evidence.


30 September 2021 – 14:00-17:00 CEST | Online


14:00-14:05 Introduction

Dr. Giacomo Persi Paoli, Security and Technology Programme Lead, UNIDIR

14:05-15:20 Panel 1: Legal and operational challenges in the field of international cybercrime and cyberterrorism investigations

The first panel will discuss the existing challenges concerning effective cooperation, especially regarding information exchange and gathering extraterritorial digital evidence. 

Ms. Kerry-Ann Barret, Cybersecurity Program Officer, Organization of American States

Ms. Kaja Ciglic, Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft

Mr. Shane Cross, Head of Cybercrime Intelligence Unit Cybercrime Directorate, INTERPOL

Ms. Briony Daley Whitworth, Director, Cyber/Tech Multilateral Engagement Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia

Moderator: Dr. Samuele Dominioni, Researcher, Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR

15:20-15:40 Break

15:40-17:00 Panel 2: Filling the gaps in international cooperation and assistance in the field of cybercrime and cyberterrorism investigations

The second panel will look at existing processes at the international level to enhance further international cooperation in digital investigations, namely in the field of information exchange and digital evidence collection, and practical solutions implemented at the operational level to speed up the cooperation process. 

Ms. Anastasiya Kazakova, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Kaspersky

Dr. Alexander Seger, Head of the Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe

Ms. Carmen Valeria Solis Rivera, Head of Digital and Cultural Diplomacy of Mexico to Japan

Mr. Anthony V. Teelucksingh, Senior Counsel, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, United States Department of Justice

Mr. Neil Walsh, Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section, UNODC

Moderator: Ms. Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR

*More speakers to be announced


Please note that this event is by invitation only.

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday 29 September 2021. Registration is mandatory. The link to access the dialogue will be provided by email to registered participants one day prior to the event. Please contact with any questions.