Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security
The panel will discuss the transformational role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of cybersecurity, from enabling new and more sophisticated vectors of attack, to unlocking new tools for governments and the private sector to fend off threats. It will touch on themes such as the need for collaboration between governments and the private sector, including for the design and implementation of capacity-building initiatives to harness the cybersecurity potential of AI; increase awareness of its benefits; and mitigate negative perceptions that block its deployment. Likewise, the session will discuss the role of international organisations as platforms for the development of such initiatives and their role in devising general principles for the development and use of AI.
Mr. Hussein Abul-Enein, Sr. Policy Analyst, Access Partnership
1) Mr. Antonio Amendola, Executive Director, International External Affairs, AT&T
2) Dr. Jean Rickli, Head of Global Risk and Resilience at Geneva Centre for Security Policy
3) Mr. Henrik Kiertzner, Cybersecurity Division, SAS
Session's link to WSIS Action Lines
- C4. Capacity building
- C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
- C7. ICT Applications: E-government
- C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
- C11. International and regional cooperation
AI-powered solutions can positively contribute to all aspects of life (WSIS Action Line 7) and increase confidence and security in the use of ICTs (WSIS Action Line 5). Realizing the benefits of AI in cybersecurity, however, requires international and regional cooperation (WSIS Action Line 11), capacity building efforts (WSIS Action Line 4) and discussions on the ethical dimensions associated with the use of the technology (WSIS Action Line 10).
Session's link to Sustainable Development Process
- Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
- Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
AI in cybersecurity is an innovative way of increasing the resilience of infrastructure and help promote sustainable industrialization (Goal 9). It could also strengthen and promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies (Goal 16). Realizing the benefits of AI in cybersecurity, however, requires international and regional cooperation and smart, sustainable partnerships (Goal 17).