Yesterday at the UNESCO Internet Governance Forum (IGF) French president Emmanuel Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.

The declaration issues a call for the development of principles that will help secure cyberspace. The crux of the declaration asks countries to work together with key stakeholders in the private-sector to:

  • increase prevention against and resilience to malicious online activity
  • protect the accessibility and integrity of the Internet
  • cooperate in order to prevent interference in electoral processes
  • work together to combat intellectual property violations via the Internet
  • prevent the proliferation of malicious online programmes and techniques
  • improve the security of digital products and services as well as everybody’s “cyber hygiene”
  • clamp down on online mercenary activities and offensive action by non-state actors
  • work together to strengthen the relevant international standards

You can read the full text of what is being called the Paris Call, over here.

So far 51 states have pledged their support for the Paris Call and many more firms have as well including Kaspersky Lab.

“I’m very glad to see the wheels are turning to international cyberspace cooperation. The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace announced by the French authorities is a very positive shift given the atmosphere of growing mistrust that the cybersecurity industry is experiencing now,” chief executive officer at Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky, said in a statement

The CEO says that the Paris Call recognises the role leaders in the cybersecurity space have to play in securing our digital world.

“That’s exactly what our efforts have been focused on lately in many of our company’s initiatives – to become more transparent, to prove our trustworthiness, and, as we love to do, become pioneers of a new industry standard. We’ll undoubtedly continue to push for cooperation in the industry and open doors in cyberspace, and it’s great to feel supported in this mission,” concluded Kaspersky.

We mirror the CEO’s thoughts here, it’s nice to see the world’s leaders taking note of the dangers online and planning to lessen those dangers.

 

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