⚐ RightsCon 2014: Cyberpeace Panel

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I’m back from RightsCon 2014, where I discussed  the need for a cyberpeace framework at a panel entitled: “Cyberpeace: Moving Beyond A Narrative of Global Threats”.

 

Panel framing

“The Internet security narrative is generally structured around threats and problems, and as a result, often leads to one-sided, top-down, control-oriented priorities. These lead to pervasive surveillance, siloed technology, balkanized networks, and other impediments to openness and a global, community Internet. We need to start climbing back to the top. In this session, we’ll talk about whether and how that could include a new doctrine of cyberpeace, to foster mutual peace, trust, and transparency online, and to reduce incentives and opportunities to build boxes and closed environments of control and conflict.”

Participants: 

Camille Francois, Fellow, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Megan Garcia, Nuclear Security Initiative Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation
Tim Maurer, Research Fellow, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Aaron Shull, Counsel & Corporate Secretary, The Centre for International Governance Innovation

Alex Fowler, Global Privacy and Public Policy Leader, Mozilla (Moderator) 

The cyberpeace framework was welcomed with enthusiasm & the audience made great points. More to come soon on the follow-up of that RightsCon panel.

Thanks

The awesome visualization at the top of this short blog post comes from Willow Brugh‘s magic viz skills: see original posting on her blog here.

I am deeply grateful to Mozilla’s support for this panel.

 

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