⚐ RightsCon 2014: Cyberpeace Panel


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.”


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.


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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