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Thursday, November 28 • 10:35 - 11:35
WS 63 Usual Suspects: Questioning the Cybernorm-making Boundaries

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Developing and implementing cybernorms is very much an Internet governance problem. This may be the year where the IGF community will rally around this notion.
This workshop will facilitate a dialogue between the policy and technical communities on the operationalisation of cybernorms. In particular, we will explore the technical angle of implementing three widely agreed norms: GCSC Norm 1 about protecting the public core; GCSC Norm 2 about protecting electoral systems; and UNGGE Norm 7 about answering requests for assistance.

Governance is about principles and values, wants and needs. But any governance decision eventually ends up at implementation. Sound decision-making about implementation relies on access to quality information – particularly, in this case, quality technical knowledge about the kinds of opportunities and challenges that will arise from the operationalisation of cybernorms.

Cybernorms are political – there is no question of that. And as a political instrument, geopolitics plays out through red lines, negotiations, alliances etc. Many in the technical community may find cybernorms a futile and irrelevant discourse, but we believe this can change through a constructive dialogue between the policy and technical communities.


  • Madeline Carr -- Professor of Global Politics and Cybersecurity at UCL
  • Pablo Hinojosa -- Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC
  • Louise Marie Hurel -- Cybersecurity Governance Researcher, LSE
  • Merike Kaeo -- Strategic Security Leadership & ICANN Board Member
  • Maarten Van Horenbeeck -- Board Member, First.org / Chief Information Security Officer at Zendesk
  • Cristine Hoepers -- General Manager, CERT .br
  • Koichiro Komiyama -- Deputy Director, JPCERT/CC
  • Sumon Ahmed Sabir -- CTO at Fiber@Home
  • Sheetal Kumar -- Programe Lead, Global Partners Digital
  • Liam Neville -- Assistant Director, Cyber Policy at Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Session Organizers
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Pablo Hinojosa

Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC

Thursday November 28, 2019 10:35 - 11:35 CET
Saal Europa