Enhancing users’ confidence in cyberspace – risks and solutions – WS 02 2020

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11 June 2020 | 11:30-13:00 | Studio Berlin
Consolidated programme 2020 overview / Day 1

Proposals: #75, #86, #155 (#121, #160, #166)

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Session teaser

Information communication technologies (ICT) open up enormous opportunities for both social and economic development. However, at the same time they pose threats risking the safety and security – including privacy – of users by creating new vectors for cyberattacks. During the session, from different stakeholder groups’ perspectives, we will discuss users’ perceptions and concerns regarding risks in cyberspace, and identify the challenges in addressing them – including the current pandemic crisis. We will also explore existing and possible future solutions to ensure users’ confidence and trust when using ICTs and going online.

Desired outcome

The primary aims will be (1) to conceptualize the existing situation for users in cyberspace by outlining key existing and potential risks, and (2) to identify best practices and actionable recommendations for users and actors that are capable of making a contribution to enhancing security and users’ confidence in cyberspace. These actors include governments and intergovernmental institutions, the technical community, civil society and private sector entities.


The interactive moderated discussion will take place with experts representing different stakeholder groups and addressing three sections on the topic:

  • Risks (what should we – users – be aware of and what makes us vulnerable?);
  • Challenges (do we have enough resources and capacity to address the existing risks and ensure the security and safety for users in cyberspace?); and
  • Solutions (what different stakeholder groups could and should do to ensure not only a secure, but also a human-centric cyberspace, where fundamental values are guaranteed and technology works for people?).

The session would take place with interventions from the audience and other participants after each section to ensure a fruitful dialogue and exchange of views in the EuroDIG community.


The session brings together representatives of different stakeholder groups:

  • Intergovernmental representative: Jaroslaw K. Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, International Telecommunication Union
  • Technical community representative: Luca Antilli, Head of Media Literacy Research, Ofcom
  • Civil society representative: Julia Schuetze, Project Manager, International Cyber Security Policy, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV)
  • Private sector representative: Anastasiya Kazakova, Public Affairs Manager, Kaspersky

Moderator: Vladimir Radunovic, Director of e-diplomacy and cybersecurity programmes, DiploFoundation

Organising Team (Org Team)

  • Claire Local
  • Nicole Darabian
  • Amali De Silva-Mitchell
  • Fotjon Kosta

Focal Point

  • Anastasiya Kazakova, Public Affairs Manager, Kaspersky

Remote Moderator

Trained remote moderators will be assigned on the spot by the EuroDIG secretariat to each session.


Reporters will be assigned by the EuroDIG secretariat in cooperation with the Geneva Internet Platform.


A short summary of the session will be provided by the Reporter.

Video record

Will be provided here after the event.


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