Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be exploited for criminal purposes (through cybercrime) or used to undermine international security (through so-called cyberattacks or cyber operations). However, the international security and crime dimensions of ICTs are distinct issues, with different processes, tools, and frameworks designed to address them, albeit they increasingly overlap in some ways. In this context, there is a need for greater understanding of how international frameworks and policy discussions on combatting cybercrime and promoting responsible State behaviour in the use of ICTs may be better leveraged for coherent responses. This side event to the UNGA First Committee discussed the findings and recommendations of a new UNIDIR report on the intersection and touchpoints between international cybersecurity and cybercrime.
A recording of the event is now available on our YouTube channel (below).
Joyce Hakmeh, Senior Research Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House; Co-Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy
Kerstin Vignard, Senior National Security Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts working on or interested in issues pertaining to international security and cybercrime.
Please register here by 07:30 EDT, 13 October 2021. Registration is mandatory. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The link to access the webinar will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event.
13 October 2021 08:30 - 09:45 EDT | Online