BritishAmerican Business Signs The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

12 November 2019

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London/New York – Today, at the Paris Peace Forum, BritishAmerican Business joined stakeholders from the public sector, private sector, and civil society and signed The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. The Paris Call recognizes that the digital revolution has brought tremendous opportunities but also security risks and challenges. 

Cyberspace is at the heart of our social, political, economic, cultural lives. Securing this environment is therefore not just a niche interest for IT professionals, and instead requires a society-wide approach and commitment.

To work towards this, the Paris Call underscores certain fundamental principles and priorities to focus on: 

  • Preventing and recovering from malicious cyber activities that threaten or cause significant, indiscriminate or systemic harm to individuals and critical infrastructure;
  • Preventing activity that intentionally and substantially damages the general availability or integrity of the public core of the Internet;
  • Strengthening our capacity to prevent malign interference by foreign actors aimed at undermining electoral processes through malicious cyber activities;
  • Preventing ICT-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information, with the intent of providing competitive advantages to companies or commercial sector;
  • Developing ways to prevent the proliferation of malicious ICT tools and practices intended to cause harm;
  • Strengthening the security of digital processes, products and services, throughout their lifecycle and supply chain;
  • Supporting efforts to strengthen an advanced cyber hygiene for all actors;
  • Taking steps to prevent non-State actors, including the private sector, from hacking-back, for their own purposes or those of other non-State actors;
  • Promoting the widespread acceptance and implementation of international norms of responsible behaviour as well as confidence-building measures in cyberspace.

BAB strongly supports this approach and will continue to work towards improving digital cooperation, increasing capacity-building efforts, and encouraging initiatives that build user awareness, resilience and capabilities, to the benefit of our economies and societies in the transatlantic corridor.


Find out more about the Paris Call here

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