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, even if they do 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 in formulating coherent responses.

Teaser: Understanding Their Intersections for Better Policymaking

Sponsor Organizations: Governments of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland, as well as Microsoft

Citation: Joyce Hakmeh and Kerstin Vignard (2021) "ICTs, International Security, and Cybercrime", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.