What We Do

Achieving Cyberpeace

At the core of the CyberPeace Institute’s efforts is the recognition that cyberspace is about people.   Through our analysis and global engagement, we contribute to achieving cyberpeace as follows:

 

  • We focus on the rights of people and assess the impact of cyberattacks from a human perspective. 
  • We analyze cyberattacks and ground our analysis on evidence and the impact on human well-being. 
  • We endeavour to tell the story of people, link it with the technical reality of cyberattacks, and assess it against the violation of laws.  
  • We advocate for an evidence based and human centric approach to the analysis of cyberattacks as this is essential to the process of redress, repair and/or justice for victims.
  • We engage with vulnerable communities to understand their needs for cybersecurity support.  
  • We tell the stories of those who have entrusted us to assist and support them.  
  • We partner with a broad range of partners to provide free and trusted cybersecurity to vulnerable communities.

Assistance

We assist non governmental organizations (NGOs) protecting vulnerable communities to prepare for and recover from cyberattacks. We mobilize supporters and volunteers and amplify the impact of existing assistance efforts in cyberspace.

Analysis

We perform, facilitate, and coordinate collective analysis, research, and investigations of cyberattacks targeting vulnerable communities. We analyze cyberattacks, including through forensic investigation, to hold malicious actors accountable.

Advancement

We remind state and non-state actors of the international law and norms governing responsible behaviour in cyberspace, and advance the rule of law to reduce harm and ensure the respect of the rights of people.

Foresight

We forecast and investigate opportunities, risks and threats to people associated with emerging and disruptive technologies, and analyse emerging global cyber challenges.

Our Calls for Action

Multistakeholder Manifesto

Cybercrime continues to evolve. Action to tackle it puts at risk fundamental human rights and an open and free internet.  Civil society and industry, through this Multi-Stakeholder Manifesto, provide a set of principles to guide governments in negotiations for a Cybercrime Convention at the United Nations.

Call to
Governments

Healthcare is under attack. Daily. During one of the worst pandemics in history, cyberattacks are a direct threat to human life. Our Call to Action invited governments to stop cyber operations against medical facilities and protect healthcare.

Call for
Testimonials

Healthcare needs a voice. Although attacks are multiplying, their real-life impact is too often ignored. We are calling on anyone who has experienced first-hand consequences of such attacks to share their stories.

Civilians are at ever greater risk of being targeted by cyberattacks that rage between states and non-state actors alike. We need de-escalation and a focus on peace in cyberspace.”
Marietje Schaake, President, CyberPeace Institute

CyberPeace
Labs

It takes a coalition to protect a network. We regularly convene CyberPeace Labs to bring together leading cyber experts, field practitioners and those impacted by cyberattacks to exchange ideas and foster partnerships.

The Stop Infodemic Campaign

Disinformation, fake news and infodemics undermine democracy and accelerate cyberattacks. We launched the Stop Infodemic campaign to promote responsible behavior in cyberspace. 

Imagine Cyberpeace

What does peace mean to you?  How do you imagine peace in cyberspace? We all have a role to play in promoting human security, dignity and equity in cyberspace. We all have a role in achieving cyberpeace. 

Together We Are Powerful

When cyberattacks take place, people suffer. The asymmetry between the capacity of attackers and that of their victims leaves populations vulnerable, often without the ability to fully recover. We work with the private sector, civil society, academia, and other organizations to address complex challenges on a global scale.