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Cybersecurity incidents affect millions of people and cause trillions of dollars of damage to businesses, governments and critical infrastructure every day, with incidents growing in frequency and severity. Given the increasing focus on security by governments and the need for consolidated private sector positions to tackle cyber threats, the CSO Forum is a platform for open and candid dialogue among chief security officers to share best practices and discuss practical solutions to transboundary cybersecurity issues.

The Forum will provide a unique opportunity to engage with fellow experts and industry colleagues at the highest levels and provide evidence-based input for the ICC Working Group on Cybersecurity established under the umbrella of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy. Discussions will centre on practical issues such as how critical infrastructure can be protected from malicious cyber activity or how agreed international norms, rules and principles of responsible state behaviour can be implemented by national governments, especially where common approaches will produce a real improvement in security.

Topics approached by the Forum will also be drawn from the work of the UN General Assembly’s processes related to cyber issues, as the main global venue where such challenges and their potential solutions are discussed collectively across all governments. The Forum is particularly focused on collecting industry approaches, solutions and needs for practical steps that can be taken collectively to:

1. Help prevent cyber incidents.
2. Increase effective coordinated responses to cyber incidents.
3. Identify what law enforcement measures taken collectively would or deter malicious actors from causing cyber incidents.

The forum will be facilitated by ICC United Kingdom. Its discussions will inform issue briefs, position papers and the wider work of the ICC Cybersecurity Working Group.

Key Benefits

  • An opportunity to engage in a global peer to peer forum on cybersecurity priorities.
  • A chance to shape the ICC global cybersecurity agenda.
  • Gather insights and best practice to influence global debate.

Contact and Support
For further information or support, please contact Nick Ashton-Hart, CSO Forum Coordinator, nashtonhart@iccwbo.uk.

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