Cyber 2023

How can governments and businesses work together to champion a global, open and secure internet?

14 June 2023 — 10:00AM TO 5:30PM
Chatham House and Online
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Cyber security and the global economy

Digitalization has made cyberspace key for the continued growth and resilience of the global economy. At a time of increased geostrategic competition, conversations on technology, security and economics are increasingly intertwined.

Through a series of high-level discussions, cyber security experts from policy, business and civil society explore the role of cyber security in the global economy, and the collaboration required to deliver an open and secure internet. 

Why attend?

  • Deepen your understanding of how cyberthreats pose a key economic challenge to states, businesses and individuals.

  • Hear from international experts on what it will take to safeguard against cybercriminals and how we can foster international collaboration to tackle cybercrime.

  • Explore ways in which we can boost resiliency across the UK’s critical technology infrastructure.

Who attends

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The venue

Chatham House is a trusted forum for debate and independent analysis. Our conferences provide access to thought leadership, market insight and influential ideas by bringing together policymakers, world leaders, senior business executives and sector specialists.

Join us at our world-famous Grade II listed home in beautiful St James Square, London.


Wednesday 14 June (timings subject to change)

Keynote Address

Lindy Cameron, CEO, National Cyber Security Centre
Chair: Patricia Lewis, Acting Deputy Director, Research Director, Conflict, Science and Transformation; Director, International Security Programme, Chatham House


The global political economy, technology and cyber security

What is the role of digital industries and emerging technologies in national security and global trade? How are digital technologies embedded in critical infrastructure? What room remains for understanding critical infrastructure as a global ‘commons’? How do cyber security risks affect global trade and national economic decision-making, including around critical infrastructure? How do we maximise the ‘people and processes’ that currently exist in digital infrastructure projects for the betterment of cyber security?

Matthew Fraser, Chief Technology Officer, New York City’s Office of Technology and Innovation
William Middleton, Cyber Policy Director, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Audrey Plonk, Head, Digital Economy Policy Division, OECD
Matt Simpson, Global Practice Vice-President, Cyber Security Consulting, Atkins Global
Chair: Joyce Hakmeh, Deputy Director, International Security Programme; Co-Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy, Chatham House


Networking break


Understanding the cybercrime economy

How do we overcome the shortcomings of cybercrime processes in international multilateral fora? What legal instruments are available for responding to cybercrime? How can legal instruments function more quickly and effectively to combat cybercrime? How can the threat of cybercriminal groups and state-sponsored cyber attacks be integrated into a more strategic national approach to countering cybercrime?

María Rún Bjarnadóttir, 
Director, Internet Safety, Icelandic National Commissioner for Police
Mike Fell OBE, Director, National Cyber Security Operations, NHS England
Glen Prichard, Chief, Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Tatiana Tropina, Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity Governance, Leiden University
Chair: Ryan Gallagher, Journalist, Bloomberg News 


Networking lunch


Accelerating an integrated approach to cybersecurity

How can greater collaboration be fostered to address emerging cyberthreats and boost resilience? How can governments and businesses effectively deploy often limited resources to future-proof their cyber security strategies? What value can be derived from a multi-stakeholder approach to norm setting and the governance of the technology space?

Does the increasingly cloud-based environment present a challenge? What role does the private sector play in setting cyber security behaviour norms? How can public-private cyber security capacity-building efforts ensure that capabilities are delivered to those who most need them?

Jamie Collier, Senior Threat Intelligence Advisor, Mandiant
Alexi Drew, Technology Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
Irfan Hemani, Deputy Director, Cyber Security, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Rebecca MacKinnon, Vice-President, Global Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation 
Chair: Dan Patefield, Head, Cyber and National Security, TechUK


The political economy of internet governance

What further collaboration is needed to make an open and free internet a reality in an increasingly fragmented world? What are the economic drivers and models supporting multi-stakeholder internet governance? How is the formation and debate over new technical standards affecting internet governance? How do we effectively tackle the economic and human rights implications of digital repression and social control practices?

Nighat Dad, Board Member, Facebook Oversight Board
David Frautschy, Senior Director, European Government and Regulatory Affairs, Internet Society
Roxana Radu, Departmental Lecturer in Technology and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Andrew Strait, Associate Director, Ada Lovelace Institute
Mahlet Zimeta, Former Head of Public Policy, Open Data Institute (ODI)
Chair: Rashmin Sagoo, Director, International Law Programme, Chatham House


Networking break


Fireside chat: The physical security implications of cyber threats

Exclusive to in person participants and held under the Chatham House Rule.

This session explores the relationship between physical and cybersecurity in this technologically integrated world. It will explore how governments, businesses and civil society leaders will need to consider physical threats when creating an effective cyber policy and how cyber criminals can target infrastructure weaknesses to cause critical damage and economic loss.

Senior Representative, NPSA
Chair: Joyce Hakmeh, Deputy Director, International Security Programme; Co-Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy, Chatham House


Spotlight Session: Cyber security and cryptocurrency

Exclusive to in person participants and held under the Chatham House Rule.

This spotlight session investigates the role of cyber security in the cryptocurrency boom and bust cycle, including the security of crypto exchanges against leaks and hacks, concerns over fraud detection and scams and the security and reliability of crypto tokens for business and government needs.

Densua Mumford, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University
Geoff White, Author and Investigative Journalist, The Lazarus Heist 
Chair: James Shires, Senior Research Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House


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