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The Paris Call: speaking up for a safe cyberspace

APPLiA signs the Paris Call that aim at making the internet, business and society at large a safer place to navigate. The Paris Call is a result of collaboration between states, industry and civil society organisations.

“To APPLiA, the signing of the Paris Call stands for our commitment towards a trusted and secured Cyberspace.” commented APPLiA’s Director General, Paolo Falcioni. A set of 9 principles that aim at making the internet, business and society at large a safer place to navigate. The Paris Call is a result of collaboration between states, industry and civil society organisations.

We are living in a fast-moving world where new advancements in technology are made available every day. A few decades ago, consumers could never have imagined living in smart homes, where you can turn the air conditioning on before you get home, where the refrigerator can help you do the shopping, and where your home energy system can speak with the electricity grid, saving you money and resources and supporting renewable energy supplies. A foundation of trust is the crucial ground for citizens to be confident in their use of these connected technologies. To meet this purpose, devices have to be as safe and secure as possible; as advocated in the Paris Call, the infrastructure should be in place for cyberattacks to be avoided at all costs, minimised in both frequency and severity. “Making cyberspace a place where each of us see our rights protected is a shared responsibility. Such initiatives encourage exactly the need for broad digital cooperation to be in place for the promotion of responsible cyberspace.” continued Paolo Falcioni.

But what has APPLiA signed for?

The 9 pillars of the Paris Call:

1 Protect individuals and infrastructure

 Prevent and recover from malicious cyber activities that cause harm to individuals and infrastructure.

2 Protect the Internet

 Prevent activity that intentionally and substantially damages the general integrity of the Internet.

3 Defend electoral processes

 Prevent malign interference aimed at undermining electoral processes through malicious cyber activities.

4 Defend intellectual property

 Prevent online theft of intellectual property with the intent of providing competitive advantages to companies.

5 Non-proliferation

 Prevent the proliferation of malicious software and practices intended to cause harm.

6 Lifecycle security

 Strengthen the security of digital processes, products and services, throughout their lifecycle.

7 Cyber hygiene

 Strengthen an advanced cyber hygiene for all actors.

8 No private hack back

 Take steps to prevent non-State actors from hacking-back, for their own purposes or those of other non-State actors.

9 International norms

 Promote the widespread acceptance and implementation of international norms of responsible behavior in cyberspace.

 

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