The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) welcomes you to the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on the Norms of Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace, exploring the political, technical, and legal aspects of attribution.
The UN Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security (GGE) proposed a set of voluntary norms of responsible State behaviour in cyberspace. Noting the destabilizing potential of misattribution, the GGE suggests “States should consider all relevant information, including the larger context of the event, the challenges of attribution in the ICT environment, and the nature and extent of the consequences”, when faced with a malicious cyber operation.
To better understand this complex norm, the dialogue aims to examine three types of attribution assessments – political, technical, and legal – serving as a foundation for the non-escalatory response to malicious international cyber operations. In doing so, the dialogue seeks to identify good practices on operationalizing the norm.
When & Where
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 | 13:00-16:00
13:00 – 13:05 Introduction
- Dr. Giacomo Persi Paoli, Security and Technology Programme Lead, UNIDIR
13:05 – 14:00 Panel 1: Political Aspects of Attribution
- Dr. Max Smeets, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
- Mr. Rolliansyah Soemirat, UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (2019 – 2021) Representative and Director of International Security and Disarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
- Moderator: Dr. Camino Kavanagh, King’s College London
14:05 – 15:00 Panel 2: Technical Aspects of Attribution
- Dr. Serge Droz, Chair, Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
- Mr. Stéphane Duguin, Chief Executive Officer, CyberPeace Institute
- Moderator: Ms. Anastasiya Kazakova, Kaspersky
15:05 – 16:00 Panel 3: Legal Aspects of Attribution
- Professor Kristen Eichensehr, Professor of Law, University of Virginia
- Mr. Gerardo Isaac Morales Tenorio, UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (2019 – 2021) Representative and Coordinator for Multidimensional Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
- Moderator: Dr. Andraz Kastelic, UNIDIR
Please note that this event is by invitation only. UNIDIR encourages the participation of government representatives and experts working on or interested in issues pertaining to cybersecurity, international security, and disarmament. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org