Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace Working Group 5 Building a Cyberstability Index Final Report

The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace is a multistakeholder initiative that was launched by the French government at the Paris Peace Forum in November 2018. The Call itself sets out 9 Principles promoting and ensuring the security of cyberspace and the safer use of information and communications technology (ICTs). In order to operationalise these Principles, one year ago six working groups were created to work on various issues that relate to them. The CyberPeace Institute co-leads Working Group 5 on Building a Cyberstability Index with colleagues from GEODE (Géopolitique de la Datasphère) and the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS).

Working Group 5’s report presents a methodology to understand how the implementation of normative, legal, operational and technical measures, or the lack thereof, contribute to stability in cyberspace and ultimately to cyberpeace. It also outlines various key findings and challenges that emerged throughout the process, such as the lack of accessible data relating to cyberstability.

The work of this group is particularly important to the CyberPeace Institute because we believe that everyone should be able to access and use ICTs and to unlock the potential of technology without facing harm or threats to their security, dignity, or equity.  It also supports our evidence-led approach based on data and the perspective of victims. Understanding the evolution of cyberstability will help to identify the gaps in accountability in cyberspace and the steps that are needed to address these gaps.

Published: 9 November 2021

Authors: The CyberPeace Institute, GEODE (Géopolitique de la Datasphère) and the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS).

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