Broadening the dialogue in a single location
May 3 - May 5, 2010
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.
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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: