" To me, one of the best steps of the last 18 months or so has been the creation of the CyberPeace Institute. Microsoft is one of the institutions that helped stand it up. I thought it was important that it be based in Geneva, and I'm glad that it is because I think it then connects with the ICRC, with the UN, and with the other institutions that are there. Ultimately, I do think that the preservation of a cyber peace in any real form will require that we recognize that we live in a world that sort of is between conventional peace and conventional war. We have this constant array of attacks. And I think it will require more collective defense, you know, by countries, not just to focus on governments, governance and rules, but also on deterrence.”
" It is to address such questions and focus on future threats in cyberspace that the CyberPeace Institute has been created with four core objectives that are both incredibly timely and deeply relevant as to assist vulnerable populations, to analyze attacks and reveal their impacts on human lives, to advance responsible behaviour, to tell the powerful stories of those who have no voice, and to mobilize supports and volunteers around the world to campaign for peace in cyberspace.”
“ At DNDi we value the trusted relationship with the CyberPeace Institute and their commitment to help us find adequate solutions to our cyber security challenges, in particular to protect the data of our beneficiaries. The new CyberPeace Builders programme will bring great added value to NGOs based in Geneva, but also around the world, to help them face today's digital challenges.”
“The global vision of the CyberPeace Institute enables a better understanding of cybersecurity issues at all levels of society and it brings concrete solutions. The CCIG is pleased to support this NGO in its work for digital security and sovereignty. The CyberPeace Builders initiative is a concrete illustration of the synergies to foster between local Geneva and International Geneva, and such a collaboration is the strength of our ecosystem."
Instagram takeover at historic NGO
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a non-governmental organisation that unites and supports the cancer community.
Over the summer of 2021, cybercriminals took control of UICC’s World Cancer Day Instagram account managed by UICC, which serves as a platform for one of the most important health awareness days celebrated every year on 4 February.
Hackers Trick Humanitarian Non-profit into Big Wire Transfers
“That was the gut-wrenching moment when we realized that our footsteps had been monitored, our emails with a trusted bank had been violated, and we were the victims of a series of sophisticated cyberattacks.”
Heidi Kühn, CEO and Founder of Roots of Peace
Our Activity Report
This first Activity Report provides an overview of the work of the CyberPeace Institute and outlines some of the key achievements of the Institute in 2019 and 2021.