BGF Develops Cyberspace Ethics Code of Conduct

Sep 22, 2015Highlights

Gov. Michael Dukakis will lead talks

8:30 am-12:30 pm, Fri., Sept 25,

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts – Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis will lead a Boston Global Forum (BGF) panel of cyber security experts charged with creating the first:

“Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security.”

The Cambridge symposium is the first in a series of Initiatives promoting Cyber Safety and Security.

Cyber threats have become one of the most critical global problems nations face today. Threats impact all industries—from financial institutions to healthcare—and even national security.

Boston Global Forum, a three-year-old think tank, is hosting a series of international meetings throughout 2015 aimed at educating and encouraging global citizens to promote a healthy cyber environment. In additional to the Harvard University location, delegates will participate from Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, and Bonn through Web videoconference.

Cyber Expert panelists include:

Jeremy Samide, Co-Founder, Stealthcare, LLC

Ryan C. Maness, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow of Security and Resilience Studies, Northeastern University

Jaclyn A. Kerr, Research Fellow, The Cyber Project, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Professor Fumio Ota, Former Professor, Defense Academy of Japan (2005 – 2013)

Tuan Anh Nguyen, BGF’s CEO, who co-founder of Boston Global Forum with Gov. Dukakis will also lead the discussion.

Boston Global Forum initiated the Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Safety and Security (ECCC) to identify the standards for attitudes and behaviors of every party involved, including net citizens, business leaders, policy makers, IT engineers, educators and influencers. The Code of Conduct also serves as a framework for members of Boston Global Forum’s Young Leaders Network for Peace and Security to foster ethical cyber behavior.

Live streaming will be available at

Additional Speakers: Harvard Professors Thomas Patterson and John Quelch. Prof. Robert Desimone, Director of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research; Robin Sproul, vice president of Public Affairs, ABC News; Theodore J. Gordon, Co-founder and Board Director, Millennium Project

Global Delegates: Japan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Yasuhide Nakayama; Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki; Ambassador James D. Bindenagel, Prof. Carlos Alberto Torres; and Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellows – Roya Mahboob; Bill Ottman; Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen; and Shubhranshu Choudhary.

About Boston Global Forum

Boston Global Forum was founded nearly three years ago by former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor at Harvard University; Prof. John Quelch, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; Prof. Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard Kennedy School, and Nguyen Anh Tuan, Editor-in-Chief, Boston Global Forum and the Founder and Chairman of VietNamNet Media Group and VietNet, the first Internet Service Provider in Vietnam.

Boston Global Forum brings together international thought leaders into an open forum to address issues that affect the world at large and to serve as an inspirational role model for global collaboration. Its mission is to identify, discuss, and propose meaningful, creative, and practical solutions to profound and pressing societal issues.

Boston Global Forum played a prominent role in improving working conditions at Asia’s manufacturing centers as part of its 2013 initiatives.