IGF 2020 Village Booth #35 Kaspersky


Kaspersky's IGF events:

Stop stalkerware: tackling digital stalking helps victims of domestic violence (pre-event) Monday, 2 November, 2020 - 17:15 to 18:15 CET WATCH RECORDING
Security of digital products: Industry and enhancing trust Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 12:20 to 13:20 CET WATCH RECORDING
Assurance and transparency in ICT supply chain security (workshop) Thursday, 12 November, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30 CET WATCH RECORDING
IGF 2020 High-Level Leaders Track: Security (high-level meeting) Friday, 13 November, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00 CET  

Events with the participation of Kaspersky:

Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity - What Cybersecurity Policymaking Can Learn from Normative Principles in Global Governance Tuesday, 17 November, 2020 - 13:50 to 15:20 CET  


Topic of the booth: Increasing trust and accountability in cyberspace: Mutistakeholder best practices.

Background: Digitalization is not an aim in itself, and technology does not have any value unless it serves for the benefit of and in the interests of people and society’s well being. Digitalization should support our values, contribute to prosperity, enable a healthier and longer life, help to achieve climate goals, foster sustainable development, and build a safer world. Digitalization is an enormous chance for all of us: people, society, states, regions and the whole world. However, there are also risks we should be aware of and which should be mitigated. A good way of doing so is to increase transparency and accountability. Through multistakeholder cooperation, we at Kaspersky contribute to building a secure and trusted cyberspace to make sure it remains safe and open for everyone.

Content: Cybersecurity and cybercrime know no boarders. This is a global issue. Thus, we need global solutions. Such solutions can only be developed in partnership and close cooperation. At the booth, three concrete best practices are presented:

1) Global Transparency Initiative (GTI):

For a cyber-secure and cyber-resilient digital transformation, where we trust our lives to technology, cybersecurity is the key. However, for trust, it should be based on transparency, verification, and accountability. Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative is a set of clear measures to enhance the security and trust, and it includes data care measures and enhanced data security controls , Transparency centers for source code reviews and executive briefings on the company’s engineering and data management practices, third-party assessment confirming the reliability and integrity of the company’s software development and data services, vulnerability management and bug bounty program, and cyber capacity building program. With increased transparency, we call the community for collaborative efforts to enhance the security and integrity of modern software products.  


2) ‘No More Ransom’ initiative:

The No More Ransom website project is a global initiative, which was launched by the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Kaspersky and McAfee. The goal is to help victims of ransomware retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay the criminals. The project also aims to educate users about how ransomware works and what countermeasures they can take to effectively prevent infection. Since its launch, the initiative has helped tens of thousands of victims unlock their PCs without paying a ransom. The project now has more than 150 partners, and is website is translated into over 35 languages.


3) Coalition Against Stalkerware:

Stalkerware is commercially available software used to spy remotely on another person via their device, without the affected user giving their consent or being notified. Often used in the context of domestic violence, it is growing issue at global level as shown by Kaspersky statistics (+67% increase in detection in 2019. See report: State of Stalkerware 2019). To tackle this issue, 10 organizations launched in November 2019 a global initiative called the Coalition Against Stalkerware. The founding organizations have committed to fighting domestic violence, stalking and harassment by addressing the use of stalkerware and raising public awareness about this issue. We need to identify ways to act together against this developing cyberthreat. To get involved, contact the Coalition and join the discussion during the IGF 2020 Day Zero Pre-Event - Stop stalkerware: tackling digital stalking helps victims of domestic violence on November 2 at 16:15-17:15 UTC. #StopStalkerware