Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 

16 - 17 April 2015 

The Hague, The Netherlands

Global Conference on CyberSpace 

16 - 17 April 2015



As part of the effort to facilitate effective civil society engagement in GCCS2015, a tailor-made training program for civil society will be delivered through a series of seven webinars in the run up to the Conference. These webinars will be delivered by experts in the field and will mirror the agenda of the main Conference, allowing participants to gain a wider understanding of the cybersecurity and human rights issues that will be addressed at the Conference.

The webinars will each consist of a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session where participants will be able to interact with the speaker. In this way, this training programme will attempt to maximise civil society engagement in GCCS2015, allowing for more robust and inclusive debate.

Please refer to this page for all updates and information on upcoming webinars and events in this training programme.


Webinar Schedule:

Wednesday 4 March 15:00 GMT: Webinar #1 - Human Rights and Cybersecurity

  • Tim Maurer, New America, Open Technology Institute.
  • Video
  • Webinar Series Core Reading:
  1. Deibert, Ron "Towards a cyber security strategy for global civil society?"
  2. Maurer, Tim and Rob Morgus "Cybersecurity' and Why Definitions are Risky"
  3. ICT4Peace paper "A Role for Civil Society? ICTs, Norms, and Confidence Building Measures in the Context of International Security" on the role of civil society in cybersecurity
  4. International Committee of the Red Cross blog post "International Humanitarian Law and and Human Rights Law" on international human rights and international humanitarian law
  5. Rossini, Carolina and Green, Natalie "Cybersecurity and Human Rights Course Overview"
  6. Lin, Herb "Cyber Conflict and International Humanitarian Law" article for International Committee of the Red Cross

Thursday 12 March 14:00 GMT: Webinar #2 - The Technology Behind the Policy Debate


Monday 16 March 15:00 GMT: Webinar #3 - Roles and Responsibilities

  • Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
  • Video
  • Summary

Friday 20 March 14:00 GMT: Webinar #4 - International Peace and Security

Friday 27 March 13:00 GMT: Webinar #5 - Cybercrime

Wednesday 1 April 14:00 GMT: Webinar #6 - Capacity-Building

Tuesday 7 April 14:00 GMT: Webinar #7 - Privacy