CyberPeace wraps up its inaugural CyberPeace summit in association with C20, G20, and the United Service Institution of India
New Delhi 5th September 2023 – CyberPeace, in collaboration with the Civil20, G20 India, and the United Service Institution of India as the Knowledge Partner, and with CP-USI CoE successfully concluded its inaugural CyberPeace Summit 2023 on September 1, 2023, at The United Service Institution of India, New Delhi, with Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), Government of India, Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In); Companies like Zoom, Meta, InMobi, GMR Group, Autobot Infosec; Global organizations like Internet Society, MANRS, APNIC, Africa Cyber Defence Forum, Global Ethics, Geneva, Indian organizations like DELNET, India Foundation, SIA India; Academia Institutions like NLU Delhi, NLU Bhopal, NLU Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad, Rashtriya Raksha University, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, SAKEC Mumbai as the supporters of the summit.
The Delhi Declaration on Cybersecurity, CyberPeace Protocol, and FIST Framework were unveiled during the CyberPeace Summit by the former NCSC Lt Gen Rajesh Pant. Conceived against the backdrop of an increasingly interconnected world, this initiative stands as a testament to proactive international collaboration.
The Delhi Declaration envisions a cyber realm underpinned by shared values, robust architecture, and an unwavering commitment to fostering peace and security. With cyber threats transcending borders, the Declaration, in alignment with G20 priorities, underscores the significance of collective action, forging a common understanding and shared accountability among nations.
The accompanying CyberPeace Protocol delineates actionable guidelines and strategies, aimed at a resilient global digital infrastructure. Addressing both current challenges and anticipating future concerns, it serves as a beacon for nations to align their cybersecurity strategies and measures.
Recognizing the leadership and the instrumental role of G20 nations in shaping the global cyber landscape, this initiative calls upon them to champion these principles and reinforce their commitment to an open, secure, and resilient cyberspace. By endorsing the Delhi Declaration and the CyberPeace Protocol, G20 nations can further their legacy of spearheading initiatives that foster global stability, prosperity, and peace.
People spoke and attended the Summit from all over the world, representing many diverse cultures. The Summit, a gathering of global cyber specialists, policymakers, industry executives, and digital enthusiasts, was attended by some of the world’s most notable figures, including:
- Ms. Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technologies United States Government
- Mr. Suresh Yadav, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary General, The Commonwealth Secretariat
- Mr. Gilbert Nyandeje, Founder and Chief Executive, Africa Cyber Defence Forum
- Ms. Subi Chaturvedi, Global SVP, Chief Corporate Affairs & Public Policy Officer, InMobi
- Lt Gen (Dr.) Rajesh Pant (Retd), Former National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC), Government of India,
- Maj Gen BK Sharma (Retd.), Director General, United Service Institution
- Dr. Sanjay Jha, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales
- Lt Gen MU Nair, National Cybersecurity Coordinator (NCSC), Government of India
- Ms. Genie Sugene Gan, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Kaspersky
- Ms. Kala Philip, Chief Executive Officer, BSI Learning Institute, Australia
- Mr. Pablo Hinojosa, Strategic Engagement Director, Apnic
- Padmashree Sunitha Krishnan, Chief functionary and co-founder, Prajwala
- Sh. SN Pradhan, Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau
- Sh. Navin Singh, IPS, DG, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), Government of India
- Sh Sanjay Bahl, Director General, CERT-In, Government of India
- T I M Nurul Kabir, Executive Director, Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry – FICCI
- Jay Gullish, Executive Director, Digital Policy, U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce
“Technology will involve everything, which is today being discussed as part of zero trust architecture. So, right from the endpoint, the identity and access management to the network security to data security to cloud and to applications, everything will have to be catered for.” Said Lt Gen (Dr.) Rajesh Pant (Retd), Former National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India,
The summit stimulated debate on pressing problems such as:
– Internet Governance and Cyber Policy Dialogue: Crafting global standards, dialogues, cooperation, and collaboration through cyber diplomacy.
– Emerging Technology and CII Dialogue: Anticipating and addressing tomorrow’s cyber challenges while evolving with technological threats.
– Cyber Cultures Dialogue: Promoting inclusivity and equity in the digital realm for a truly universal digital community.
Major Vineet Kumar, Founder of CyberPeace, expressed his enthusiasm for the Summit’s success: “The Global CyberPeace Summit showcases our unwavering commitment to fostering collaboration, resilience, and unity in the ever-evolving cyberspace landscape. As we join forces with cyber stakeholders from around the world, we’re not just envisioning the future – we’re shaping it. The Delhi Declaration and CyberPeace Protocol mark a pivotal stride toward a secure and all-encompassing Cyberspace. Together, let’s embark on a journey toward a legacy of CyberPeace.”
The much-anticipated “Delhi Declaration on Cybersecurity” and the innovative “CyberPeace Protocol,” papers aiming to establish global norms and inspire collaboration and peace in cyberspace, are a unique focus of this year’s Summit.
Commenting on the success of the summit, Major General BK Sharma- Director, of USI said – “In an era where the boundaries of the digital and physical worlds blur, the Global CyberPeace Summit, has emerged as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path towards a harmonious and secure digital future for everyone.”
At the Global CyberPeace Summit, the inception of FIST – a Framework for Integrity, Security, and Trust was announced. As an exemplary multistakeholder initiative, FIST aims to metamorphose the fabric of the internet, making it more open, accessible, transparent, safe, and secure. The pioneering members that form the robust foundation of FIST include industry and nonprofits like InMobi, CyberPeace, USI, and NIHIT. Their unified vision and drive are set to catalyze significant shifts in the digital realm, ensuring that cyberspace evolves in a way that’s inclusive and resilient from cyber attacks and cyber harms.
FIST or Framework for Integrity, Security and Trust is a multistakeholder initiative to make the internet more open, accessible, transparent, safe, and secure. During the inauguration and launch of the initiative, Dr. Subi Chaturvedi, Global SVP, Chief Corporate Affairs, and Public Policy Officer, InMobi, said that FIST was a representation of strength in unity and a coming together of the global south as the new leader of innovation, standards, and global policies to keep the internet safe, open and interoperable. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from the ramparts of the Red Fort, it’s high time that we moved away from the slavery mindset and towards a new global approach that is bold, unfettered, inclusive, and brings people together. FIST is the manifestation of that ambition and idea. It’s a movement to ensure that everybody, everywhere can benefit from innovation in an environment that is safe, secure, and has trust built in by design. With a forward-looking global alliance, everyone is welcome.