How Can Technological Solutions Advance Cybersecurity?

Event description

[Update] Reports from the event are now available.

Organised as part of the Geneva Digital Talks series, the event ‘How can technological solutions advance cybersecurity? will be held on 3 November 2017, from 10:00 – 16:30 CEST, at the WMO building (De Mello conference room, 2nd floor), Avenue de la Paix 7bis, 1202 Geneva.

The design of digital technology impacts cybersecurity. While the initial Internet architecture was not secure enough, security was gradually built into new operating systems, applications and tools. Today, we are faced with new challenges ranging from the expansion of the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence. Technical solutions for both existing and emerging cybersecurity challenges will be essential for the future of the Internet.

This Geneva Digital Talks discussion will feature three parts : (1) a mapping of cyber vulnerabilities, (2) a panel on the interplay of technical and policy aspects as well as the installation and presentation of one practical Internet solution – the SCION architecture, and (3) future directions and expectations in cybersecurity.



10.00-10.15 | Registration

10.15-10.30 | Welcome remarks

  • Dr Roxana Radu, Programme Manager, Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation
  • Dr Gustav Lindstrom, Head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

10.30-12.00 | Recent Cyber Incidents – Patterns, Vulnerabilities and Concerns

Examination of recent cyber incidents (e.g. Mirai, Wannacry), including targets, key vulnerabilities, attack limitations, and implications for security.

  • Mr Martin Dion, Vice President of EMEA Services, Kudelski Security (PDF available)
  • Ms Päivi Tynninen, Researcher, Threat Intelligence Unit, F-Secure Labs (PDF available)

12.00-12.45 | Standing lunch

12.30-14.00 | Panel discussion: ‘How can technological solutions advance cybersecurity?’

  • Prof Adrian Perrig, Computer Science Department, ETH Zurich (PDF available)
  • Prof Solange Ghernaouti, University of Lausanne and Director, Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group
  • Prof Kave Salamatian, Computer Science Department, University of Savoie and Senior Researcher, Castex Chair of CyberStrategy, IHEDN Paris
  • Mr Laurent Ferrali, Director Government and IGO Engagement, Geneva Office, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Moderator: Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation and Head, Geneva Internet Platform

14.15-15.00 | Launch of the SCION pilot server | Presentation by Prof Adrian Perrig

15.00-15.15 | Coffee break

15.15-16.30 | Looking Ahead: What to expect in the Cyber Realm

What are future challenges and opportunities? What are likely trends in the cyber domain? How do we enhance response, preparedness and collaboration?

  • Mr Andy Bates, Executive Director, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Global Cyber Alliance (PDF available)
  • Dr Gustav Lindstrom, Head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (PDF available)

16:30 – 16:35 | Conclusion


Issues: CybercrimeCybersecurity
Related actors: DiploFoundation
Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Geneva Internet Platform