The GCCS was initiated in 2011 at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) by the then British Foreign Secretary William Hague. He suggested that cyber security issues should be discussed regularly at the level of foreign ministers.
The first conference was held in London in 2011. Subsequent conferences were held in Budapest (2012), Seoul (2013), The Hague (2015) and New Delhi (2017). The conference series, known as the "London Process", has expanded its mandate and the number of participants since London 2011.
In the meantime, topics such as the digital economy and human rights are also included on the agenda, and non-governmental participants are playing an increasingly important role.
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