IGF 2021 Best Practice Forum Cybersecurity on the use of norms to foster trust and security
The BPF Cybersecurity 2021 on the use of norms to foster trust and security, intends to take a deeper look at the drivers of cyber norms and test these norms concepts against historical Internet events, to better understand how speficic norms can be effective at mitigating adverse cybersecurity events. (MAG Agreed BPF proposal )
- Thursday, 29 April, 15:00 UTC, BPF Kick-off meeting, slide deck, recording (passcode @D?Aj771 )
- Thursday, 1 July, 6:00 UTC, BPF Update meeting, slide deck, recording (passcode Me$*Un2S )
- Thursday, 19 August, 15:00 UTC, BPF Update meeting, agenda, recording (passcode u9X3YU$n )
- next meeting Thursday, 14 October, 6:00 UTC, BPF Update meeting, register
- 10 December, BPF workshop during the IGF 2021 in Katowice
*work sessions of the BPF's workstreams will be organised on a need-basis inbetween the scheduled updates, and announced on the BPF mailing list.
- BPF update to the IGF Open Consultation & MAG meeting, 29 Sept (slide deck)
- BPF update to the IGF Open Consultations & MAG meeting, 22 June (slide deck)
- BPF update, NRI Assembly, EuroDIG, 28 June, (slide deck)
draft BPF Workstreams and deliverables
Workstream 1: Update the BPF's mapping of agreements
Deliverable: publish a research paper
During 2021, we intend to take a deeper look at the drivers of cyber norms. These may include concerns raised by internet users, security incidents, and other events. We plan to take a closer look at which ideas behind the norms have shown continuity during various incidents and stages of problematic behavior.
Workstream 2: Testing norms concepts against Internet events
Deliverable: discuss which core ideas behind the normative agreements had the most continuity through various incidents at the BPF meeting in December.
Research question: how would specific norms have been effective at mitigating adverse cybersecurity events?
Work package 1: List of significant historical cybersecurity events
Identify criteria to select major historical cybersecurity events (including adverse events such as incidents) that are representative of cybersecurity issues, and that in some cases may have informed norms development.
Work package 2: Analysis and background brief for each historical cybersecurity event
Review the selected events, and evaluate from the BPF’s prior reports, as well as other published research and reports, whether or how cyber norms have been successful at mitigating their adverse effects. We’ll also include how those events may have supported norms implementation, or expanded the scope of an existing norm.
Work package 3: Qualitative research that includes the voices of those affected by cybersecurity events
Participant interviews with incident responders and victims of historical cybersecurity events will be analysed and presented in order to understand their first-hand perception of the applicable norms and their response to the research question, “how would specific norms have been effective at mitigating adverse cybersecurity events?”
Workstream 3: BPF outreach and cooperation with other IGF initiatives
The United Nations Secretary-General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, para 93, envisages a strengthened IGF, including by better integrating programme and intersessional policy development work to support other priority areas outlined in the report.
Work package 1: Drive engagement and participation in the BPF
Engage with stakeholders to drive engagement and participation in the BPF, including outreach to other IGF community activities, such as the National and Regional IGFs, the Dynamic Coalitions, Policy Networks.
Work package 2: Better integrate BPF work in the IGF Programme and activities
Actively explore synergies and opportunities to integrate the BPF's work in the overall IGF programme and to contribute to other IGF activities.
BPF Coordinating team
- MAG BPF Facilitator: Ms Hariniombonana Andriamampionona
- BPF Co-facilitator: Mr Markus Kummer
- BPF Lead expert: Mr Maarten Van Horenbeeck
- Lead Workstream 1: Mr John Hering
- Lead Workstream 2: Ms Mallory Knodel
- Lead Workstream 3: Ms Sheetal Kumar, Mr Markus Kummer
- Consultant IGF Secretariat: Mr Wim Degezelle
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Participation in the work of the BPF Cybersecurity is free and open to all interested. Participants are expected to respect the IGF Code of Conduct .
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