Cyberpeace: a concept that will soon be widely debated

While we find ourselves in a world where cyber warfare is sometimes raging, there is a concept that is much less talked about: cyber peace. This little-known notion will be the subject of an upcoming international conference in which two French government entities will participate.

“Building international peace and security in the digital society”, here is the name of the international conference at UNESCO which will take place in Paris on 6 and 7 April. The National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI) and the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security (SGDSN) will be there after having taken the decision together to work on the concept of cyberpeace in France. .

“Digital technology has invested the political, social and economic life of the world as the infrastructures that carry it develop. It will remain a source of progress, of the dissemination of cultures and knowledge if our societies know how to integrate it, if economic balances are maintained there and violence contained.
can we read in the presentation of the event co-organized by the communication agency Isobar with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI).

On the surface, the term cyberpeace seems extremely simple, but when one looks at the question a little more in depth, there are a slew of questions to which precise answers must be given. Some examples of questions: which entity should react in the event of an attack on a state and how? In this world where virtual borders do not exist, can we still consider land borders? What is the role of private actors if they are given a role in the event of a conflict?

A platform was recently created to bring together the opinions of people wishing to share their vision:, a popular forum created by ANSSI on which director Guillaume Poupard declared that: “It’s open to everyone, the idea is that we are not immune to good surprises from people who are not experts in cybersecurity. »

On the menu of the next conference at UNESCO, we find the question of security and peace in digital technology at the technical level, but also with regard to legal issues. Indeed, the notion of international law in cyberspace will be widely debated.

Sources: The Computer Scientist – Citron Press – Global Security Mag

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