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Tuesday, November 26 • 09:30 - 11:20
Safety/Security Introductory Session

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This Introductory Session will “set the scene” for the Safety, Security, Stability and Resilience theme.

The session provides attendees the opportunity to connect with attendees who are engaged in similar work and have similar interests.

Security and Safety are prerequisites to economic growth and a healthy digital environment beneficial to all. While security, stability, and resilience refer to the systems, the infrastructure, and the devices; safety and resilience of the users are also of paramount relevance. Under this theme potential risks to security and safety will be discussed from various angles with due consideration to how stability and resilience can be achieved. Strategies for protection of both systems and users will be addressed, taking into account a multidisciplinary perspective to potential solutions and the importance of stakeholder collaboration for responding to the growing range of threats to the global Internet and its users.

Lead organizers and rapporteurs: Sylvia Cadena & Rajesh Chharia (MAG members)

Session agenda:

9:30 – 9:40     Welcome and Introduction (5m) by MAG member Rajesh Charia, who will moderate the session.
                       Who is in the room? brief dynamic to break the ice.

9:40 – 9:55     Scene-setting remarks by Cyber Ambassador Tobias Feakin, Australian Government – (Confirmed) (15m)

9:55 – 10:05   Questions and discussion regarding scene-setting remarks (10m)

10:05 – 10:40 Sub-theme breakouts (35m)

The breakout discussions will be led by the workshop organizers/speakers as listed below. They will facilitate break out group discussions with the people interested by each subtheme. The breakout discussions will start with the following two suggested questions, but it will be up to the group to decide the focus of their conversation: 1) What are three or four policy questions relating to this sub-theme that you hope to address during the week? And 2) If you are a workshop organizer, what policy areas will your workshop explore?

  • Safety: Ana Laura Martínez. Coordinator of International Cooperation Networks at the Regional Center for the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br/NIC.br). Brazil. Technical community. Confirmed
  • Security: Alexander Isavnin. RosKomSvoboda. Russia. Civil Society. Confirmed
  • Stability & resilience: Kaveh Ranjbar. Chief Information Officer, RIPE NCC. The Netherlands. Technical Community. Confirmed
  • Technology, Industry and Trade: Peter Koch. DENIC. Germany. Technical Community. Confirmed
  • Internet ethics: Amrita Choudhury. CCAOI. India. Civil Society. Confirmed
  • Human rights: Charlotte Altenhöner-Dion. Head of Internet Governance Unit. Council of Europe. France. Intergovernmental Organization. Confirmed.

1040 – 1115    Readouts and session previews (35m)

1115 – 1120    Conclusion (5m) by MAG member Rajesh Charia


Session Organizers
avatar for Sylvia Cadena

Sylvia Cadena

Head of Programs / ISIF Asia coordinator, APNIC Foundation
Internet for development specialist with 20+ years of experience across Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions on how Internet technologies can support social and economic development. Full bio at https://linkedin.com/in/sylviacadenaMember of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group... Read More →


Tuesday November 26, 2019 09:30 - 11:20
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

Attendees (50)