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Workshops at IGF 2019


Workshops at Youth IGF Summit 2019

Sunday, Nov 24

16:00 – 16:45 h, Session “Cyber risks from an ethical hacker's perspective”, Junior Fellow, Tim Philipp Schäfers. Location: Spreepalais am Dom, Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2, Berlin. Register: [[1]]

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High Level Internet Governance Exchange Panels on Security, Safety, Stability and Resilience

Safeguarding our future will not come from technology: it will come from people

By Rachael Davies, HMKW, University Of Applied Sciences, Berlin

Today more than ever, we need to focus on people rather than technology. This was the main consensus of an introductory panel on Security, Safety, Stability, and Resilience at today’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place this year in Berlin. IGF is an annual conference organised by the UN to discuss and examine the current issues of internet governance around the world. Themes covered range from data protection to cybersecurity and laws. Representatives come from across the globe.Costa Rican Minister for ICT and Science, Luis Adrián Salazar, said: “When we’re talking about cybersecurity, we’re talking about people. We’re talking about children. We’re talking about all the people who live in vulnerable areas.” The minister was alluding to the fact that education is key to responsibly deal with cybersecurity concerns.Eran Brown, CTO of Israeli-American data storage company Infinidat was underscoring the importance of education by stating that only educated people are able to safeguard their personal devices and media.“96% of pedophilic content comes from hacked phones.” he stated. “That alone should be enough for us to act.”Rob Strayer, American Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, set different priorities. He asserted that internet safety in modern times is about national security. “International law applies in cyberspace just as it does in the real world,” Strayer said. “And there are certain norms of behaviour in cyberspace. That includes another nation not attacking another.”While Strayer emphasised the importance of each nation’s individual responsibility in maintaining order within their own borders other panellists spoke predominantly of international cooperation and the importance of remembering who internet governance and safety should affect: the people involved.

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