Security and Emerging technologies- challenges and opportunities
As geopolitics and technological developments collide and interact more and more, the involvement of governemnts, industry and civil society in decision making and the shaping of digital diplomacy is growing ever more relevant.
The traditional models of governance and state to state interactions have been disrupted by the digital age and we now face the challenge of who is leading, who is following and who is left behind.
The digital world connects every aspect of our public infrastructure and private lives. However, the same networks that bind people together also place our connected society at risk. Attacks carried out by nation states and associated non-state actors are growing increasingly frequent and more damaging.
While governments must help cultivate trust in cyberspace, it is equally important that technology providers take action to create a trustworthy environment for internet users. There has never been a greater need for the technology industry – the creators, operators, protectors, and first responders for cyberspace – to agree and champion a common set of principles and behaviours to protect civilians in cyberspace.