Technology Breakfast: Internet Fragmentation and Cybersecurity (New York, Online)

Side Event to the OEWG on ICTs (Hybrid: New York and Online)
11 December 2023
Technology Breakfast: Internet Fragmentation and Cybersecurity (New York, Online)

The promotion of an open, secure, stable, accessible, and peaceful ICT environment is a recurrent objective in the multilateral processes relating to international and ICT security at the United Nations. However, the fragmentation of the ICT environment, and more specifically of the Internet, has become an increasingly severe possibility, which is affecting also the technical and critical components of the Internet. At this level, fragmentation may seriously impair the openness, stability, and accessibility of the global Internet and have cybersecurity implications for communications among networks and devices.

This technology breakfast provided an opportunity for States to learn more about Internet fragmentation at the technical level and its potential impact on cybersecurity, ask questions to experts, and engage in discussions on how to ensure an open, secure, stable, accessible, and peaceful ICT environment.


A recording of this event can be found on our YouTube Channel, and below.


11 December 2023, 9:00-10:00 AM EST.

Hybrid format – Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, New York, and Online.

Breakfast will be provided to the participants attending in person.

If attending online, please consult this website to find your local time. 



  • Dr. Giacomo Persi Paoli – Head of Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR


  • Dr. Samuele Dominioni – Researcher, Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR
  • Ms. Marie Humeau – First Secretary Cyber, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament
  • Mr. Kevin Reifsteck – Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection, Microsoft


We welcome OEWG delegations and cyber experts, as well as members of the multi-stakeholder community including industry, civil society, and intergovernmental organizations (ECOSOC status). Please kindly note that UNIDIR is not able to grant access to the United Nations Headquarters for those who are not already in possession of the UN accreditation.


Please register here by Friday 8 December 2023. You are kindly requested to specify if you will be attending in person or connecting remotely. Early registrations are encouraged. For those joining online, the link to access the event will be provided by email to registered participants one day prior to the session. For any questions, please contact the UNIDIR Security and Technology Programme (