The BGF-G7 Summit Initiative cybersecurity program

(April 4th, 2016) The Boston Global Forum has presented to planners of the G7 Summit, set for May 26-27 in Japan, its recommendations for improving cybersecurity and cybercitizenship. The proposals are part of the BGF-G7 Summit initiative.

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The Boston Global Forum has presented to planners of the G7 Summit, set for May 26-27 in Japan, its recommendations for improving cybersecurity and cybercitizenship. The proposals are part of the BGF-G7 Summit initiative. The full package of proposals, the list of experts who produced the package and scholarly source material.

Here’s a summary of the key parts:

  • That the G7 nations encourage adoption of norms set forth by the G20, the United Nations’ Group of Government Experts (GGE) and The Boston Global Forum’s Ethics Code of Conduct for Cybersecurity (ECCC).
  • G7 nations should engage hardware and software vendors  to develop cybernorms, following the six guidelines in the Microsoft report titled“International Cyber-Security Norms: Reducing Conflict in an Internet-Dependent World.”
  • The G7 nations should develop certain cyber risk-reduction measures.
  • The G7 nations should identify, publish and promote “best practices” in cybersecurity.
  • The G7 nations should support cybersecurity capacity-building in developing countries.