Dallas 2010
Broadening the dialogue in a single location

May 3 - May 5, 2010
Dallas, Texas

EWI’s Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit brought together leaders of governments, businesses and civil society from around the world to determine new measures to ensure the security of the world’s digital infrastructure. 

Electronic attacks around the world have compromised confidential information, crippled official web sites and have exposed the vulnerability of financial data. They have heightened fears that criminals or terrorists could use cyberspace to paralyze communications infrastructure, international financial systems or critical government services.

Despite the severity of these threats, the international community has not come to agreement on how best to deal with them. EWI’s Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit began to fill this gap, bringing together leaders from the public and private sectors to reframe cybersecurity concerns and to devise collective strategies to address them.

Click here for an interim report from the summit


News from the summit:

  • Needed: Public Awareness and International Coordination to Protect the Digital Economy
  • Businesses, Governments and Consumers Must Work Together to Secure Cyberspace, Say Private- And Public-Sector Leaders
  • Two-Tiered Structure May Allow Both Security and Privacy Online, Say Experts
  • Experts Point to Law, Market Incentives, Education and Human Rights as Keys to Cybersecurity


Speeches and Presentations

  • Byeong Gi Lee, President, IEEE Communications Society. Welcoming address (18K PDF)
  • James H. Quigley, CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Full text of keynote address (267K PDF)
  • Rethinking the Cyber Threat: A Framework and Path Forward, a paper by Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft.

We will post full text of additional speeches here as they become available.



  • Summit agenda (218K PDF).
  • Organization of the interactive program (800K PDF). The eight sectors and breakthrough groups associates with each sector 
  • EWI's Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative (881K PDF)

EWI’s cybersecurity initiative convened several consultations that have brought together key countries such as the U.S., China, Russia and India to begin developing a shared understanding of cyber threats. The first Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit began to build on these consultations and produce concrete proposals to bring order to this chaotic and increasingly dangerous arena.

While plenary speakers offered visions for the future of cyberspace, the bulk of the summit was highly interactive. It gave participants opportunities to collaborate with peers from around the world.

The summit focused on seven sectors:

  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Essential Governmental Services
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • National Security
  • Media

Complete reports from the summit are forthcoming. If you would like to be informed when reports are complete, please join our mailing list to keep in touch.

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