The 2019 edition of the Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity explored best practices in relation to recent International Cybersecurity Initiatives. The BPF analysed existing initiatives such as the Paris Call, the GCSC’s Six Critical Norms Towards Cyber Stability, the UN OEWG and GGE, and collected and shared best practices around the implementation of suggested measures.
BPF Report 2019
I. Introduction to the BPF on Cybersecurity
II. Norms and Expected Behaviour in Cyberspace
III. Cybersecurity Agreements
IV. Turning Cybersecurity Agreements into Actions
V. Review of Cybcersecurity Agreements
BPF Cybersecurity workshop at IGF2019
Wednesday 27 November, IGF2019, Berlin, Germany
About the BPF Cybersecurity
- Statement on the IGF and Cybersecurity to the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security - Second substantive session (13 February 2020, Wai Min Kwok)
- Informal Paper submitted by the IGF Secretariat to the UN OEWG (February 2020)
- IGF BPF on Cybersecurity Contribution to the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security - Informal intersessional consultative meeting (3 December). Full text of contribution is available here. A recording of the OEWG session C is available here.
- IGF BPF Cybersecurity Contribution to the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security - Informal intersessional consultative meeting (3 Dec 2019, M. Van Horenbeeck)
- BPF Cybersecurity Update at the 'Bringing it all together IGF2019' session (29 Nov 2019, M. Van Horenbeeck)
- Overview IGF Best Practice Forum Cybersecurity (Nov 2019 update)
- The Operationalization of Norms and Principles on Cybersecurity (Sept 17, M. Van Horenbeeck)
- IGF Best Practice Forums, an Opportunity to Bring Your Experience to the Policy Debate (Sept 13, A. Esterhuysen, W. Degezelle)
- Turning Cybersecurity Agreements into Actions (Aug 27, W. Degezelle)
The draft BPF Cybersecurity report, published October 2019, combines the background analysis of cybersecurity agreements by a group of subject-experts with the input received through the BPF's Call for Input. The BPF invited feedback on the report and organized a session at the IGF2019 in Berlin.
The Final IGF2019 BPF Cybersecurity report will soon be published. This report will include further feedback received on the draft as well as reflect insights and discussions from the BPF workshop at IGF2019 in Berlin.
Feedback on the draft report (update 3 Dec)
- Freedom Online Coalition - feedback
- FDFA Switzerland - feedback
- Taihe Institute - feedback
- DFAT Australia - feedback
- Alejandro Pisanty - feedback
Contributions in response to the Call for contributions (updated 12 Nov)
- Tech Accord - contribution
- JPCERT - contribution
- Orange - contribution
- Dalsie Baniala - contribution
- Microsoft - contribution
- APC - contribution
- GCSC - contribution
Call for Contributions
The IGF2019 BPF Cybersecurity launched a call for contributions to collect input and best practice examples from the stakeholder community.
deadline: the BPF accepts contributions and input on a rolling basis. Contributions received by Sept 20 will be included in the draft BPF report published before the IGF meeting. Contributions after Sept 20 will be posted on this website and serve as input for the BPF discussions before and at IGF2019 in Berlin. They will be incorporated in the final BPF output report. More details on the call for contributions and its questionnaire can be found here https://www.intgovforum.org/content/bpf-cybersecurity-2019-contributions .
The BPF Cybersecurity is focusing on international agreements and initiatives on cybersecurity. The main objective of this year's effort is to identify best practices related to the implementation, operationalization, and support of different principles, norms, and policy approaches contained in these international agreements/initiatives by individual signatories and stakeholders.
For a better understanding of the types of agreements we are investigating, we recommend reading the background paper published in July and available here (.pdf) . The paper provides an overview of international agreements and initiatives by focusing on the (i) identification of spaces for agreement, (ii) assessment of the state of existing agreements and (iii) next steps for implementation.
Participate in the BPF
Participation in the work of the BPF Cybersecurity is free and open to all interested. Please subscribe to the mailing list to keep track of the latest developments.
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For general inquiries on the BPF Cybersecurity please contact [email protected] .
Intended work plan for 2019
- Meeting I on scoping the work of the BPF - March 12 / 20
- Development of initial research papers by team volunteers - late March to early May
- Meeting II to review the research papers, take any resulting decisions and begin scoping the public Call for Contributions - early May
- Launch call for contributions - early/mid May (with deadline mid July)
- Outreach to specific actors, e.g. signatories to agreements being explored, governments, other key stakeholders - starting mid May
- Drafting of the BPF report and engagement with the BPF where needed to broaden input - mid July to late August
- Meeting III to discuss the draft BPF report and planning the BPF session at IGF 2019
- Publish the draft report for community input ahead of IGF 2019 - by 8th October (6 weeks before IGF 2019)
Meeting Summaries and Announcements:
- Virtual Meeting IV (Friday 15 November 16:00 UTC) - meeting recording
- Virtual Meeting III (Wednesday 25 September) - meeting summary
- Virtual Meeting II (Tuesday 21 May ) - meeting summary
- Virtual Meeting I (15 March and 20 March) - meeting summary
- Confirmed Proposal for the 2019 BPF Cybersecurity