Q3/2018 - Microsoft - Cybersecurity Tech Accord & Cyber Peace Campaign

Singapore, 20 September 2018

At a hearing of the Global Commission on Stability in Cyberspace (GCSC) in Singapore on 20 September 2018, Microsoft announced that it had reviewed its proposals for a Digital Geneva Convention in the light of the discussions of the last two years and was going to present them in a new and adapted format at the Paris Peace Forum. In Paris, Microsoft intends to launch a Cyber Peace Campaign (CPC) in cooperation with the French government. This CPC will be based on the Cybersecurity Tech Accord (CTA), which has already been signed by 61 companies. Such Cyber Peace Campaign could also include a non-state organisation that would assist government agencies with the classification of cyber attacks in complex cases. The revised proposal presents an essential modification of the original proposal for the creation of a so-called "Attribution Organisation" according to the model of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

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