Collaboration Between Stakeholders to Ensure a More Secure and Stable Cyberspace

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Session 198

11:00–13:00, Thursday, 22 March 2018 Room M, ITU Montbrillant Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs 

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Cybersecurity threats represent great risks for companies and users that can affect international stability in cyberspace and trust in the use of ICT systems; identifying and fixing them is therefore crucial. To do so, it is essential to foster state-to-state, industry-to-industry and state-to-industry collaboration. However, these stakeholders often have competing interests, which makes collaboration challenging. On this panel, we will seek to identify the most pressing challenges as identified by  governments and industry, and propose recommendations to address them. We will be looking to share ideas and good practices from across the board with the intention of finding a workable framework to the benefit of all stakeholders.


Erika Barros Sierra


  • Yolanda Martinez Mancilla, National Digital Strategy Coordinator, Mexican Government
  • Chloe Autio, Policy Strategy, Intel
  • Antonio Amendola, Executive Director, International External Affairs, AT&T
  • Gavin Willis, International Relations Team, UK NCSC

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5 logo C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Cyber-attacks undermine trust in the ICT ecosystem, and this in turn imperils the SDGs. In this session, we will discuss the idea of building a collaborative cyberspace that fosters state-to-state, industry-to-industry, and state-to-industry dialogue to strengthen trust between these stakeholders.  We will also touch on the role of the international community in promoting this type of dynamic in the cyberspace. Finally, panellists will be invited to share ideas on confidence-building measures to foster trustworthiness in the international ICT ecosystem, and on how to support capacity building by various stakeholders.

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


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