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Response to GCSC on Request for Consultation: Norm Package Singapore

Posted by Arindrajit Basu, Gurshabad Grover and Elonnai Hickok at Jan 22, 2019 10:00 PM |
The GCSC opened a public comment procedure to solicit comments and obtain additional feedback. CIS responded to the public call-offering comments on all six norms and proposing two further norms.

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, a multi-stakeholder initiative comprised of eminent individuals across the globe that seeks to promote awareness and understanding among the various cyberspace communities working on issues related to international cyber security. CIS is honoured to have contributed research to this initiative previously and commends the GCSC for the work done so far.

The GCSC announced the release of its new Norm Package on Thursday November 8, 2018 that featured six norms that sought to promote the stability of cyberspace.This was done with the hope that they may be adopted by public and private actors in a bid to improve the international security architecture of cyberspace

The norms introduced by the GCSC focus on the following areas:

  • Norm to Avoid Tampering
  • Norm Against Commandeering of ICT Devices into Botnets
  • Norm for States to Create a Vulnerability Equities Process
  • Norm to Reduce and Mitigate Significant Vulnerabilities
  • Norm on Basic Cyber Hygiene as Foundational Defense
  • Norm Against Offensive Cyber Operations by Non-State Actors

The GCSC opened a public comment procedure to solicit comments and obtain additional feedback. CIS responded to the public call-offering comments on all six norms and proposing two further norms. We sincerely hope that the Commission may find the feedback useful in their upcoming deliberations.


Read the full submission here

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