Cyber operations can undermine international peace, security and trust, weakening development and reducing prosperity.
Digital transformation unlocks endless opportunities for social and economic development. But it also introduces new threats, attack vectors and vulnerabilities.
Worldwide malicious cyber operations, carried out by State- and non-State actors alike, are increasingly pervasive and sophisticated. They are conducted for financial and political gains, to manipulate public opinion or critical infrastructures, to prepare virtual or physical battlefields and to conduct hostilities. They undermine international peace, security and global trust, hamper prosperity and development and blur the line between war and peace, posing severe risks to societies.
UNIDIR promotes and supports responsible state behaviour in cyberspace by providing knowledge, facilitating dialogue across different stakeholder communities and building confidence among states through exchange of information and good practices.