Every one of us, our valuable digital assets and critical infrastructure can be affected by unregulated, irresponsible, and malicious use of digital tools and technologies by hostile states, governments, companies, and other users.
It is one of the priorities for the global community to make sure that values are at the very heart of the ongoing digital transformation. Fostering meaningful cooperation among transatlantic partners and within the coalition of like-minded countries, especially in cybersecurity and cyber diplomacy, is key to promoting respect for human rights and international law and ensuring the stability of cyberspace. This cooperation should also respond to changes in the threat landscape, such as the increase of hybrid attacks, the spread of disinformation, a proliferation of cyber weapons, and the ongoing civilian-military fusion – NATO and its partnering countries should lead the way in this process. Businesses are also more dependent on new technologies, which could greatly impact their innovativeness and functionality, and therefore – their position on the market.
However, the development and deployment of new solutions should not go unregulated. As a society, we are used to fast and unexpected changes in the technology ecosystem, changes that are meant to solve our problems. Yet, some of the tools and devices raise questions over their potential negative impacts on human rights and our future. After all, technology is supposed to be there for us, not against us.
We are proud to share the summary of the CYBERSEC Global 2022, in which you can recap the topics brought to light this year, such as the geopolitical tensions impacting cyberspace, transatlantic cyber and tech cooperation, NATO cyberdefence, EU regulatory framework within the NIS2 Directive on the horizon and global cooperation against the spread of cyber weapons and “ransomware as a service”.