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Wednesday, November 11 • 14:00 - 15:30
WS 160 Managing security risks for sustainable development

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Recent large scale security incidents (Target, Home Depot, Anthem, Sony Pictures, etc.) have demonstrated that “cybersecurity” is not just a technical matter for experts, but that it should be also a priority for government leadership and top executives (across all economic sectors), as well as for individuals. 

Many leaders and decision makers in businesses and in governments are realising that while the digital environment is a driver for innovation, productivity and growth, it also introduces risks that can jeopardise economic and social prosperity. For example, digital security attacks can alter production and undermine companies’ reputation; intrusions can be performed to steal trade secrets, and damage growth; personal data breaches can violate the lives of millions, facilitate identity theft and related financial fraud. 
This workshop will bring representatives of governments, businesses and civil society together to explore the following questions: 

  • What does “cybersecurity” mean when it is approached from an economic and social perspective? In particular, what does this mean for companies and government agencies? What does risk management mean in this context?
  • What does it really mean and imply for leaders and decision makers in governments and businesses to approach the digital environment both from the perspective of the opportunities it offers and the risks it can pose? 
  • What are the cultural and governance challenges in businesses? Are there specific challenges for SMEs?
  • How can communities better understand each other to work together towards a better management of digital security risk? 
  • What are the consequences in terms of broader Internet governance? 
  • How is “cybersecurity” governance impacting policies concerning Internet use?

Link to the Digital Security Risk Management Recommendation and Companion Document


Names of participants

  • Laurent Bernat
  • Intergovernmental Organisation
  • OECD
  • Cybersecurity and privacy expert

  • Danil Kirimi
  • Private Sector
  • WEF
  • Experience in Internet governance discussions and unique perspective on the global private sector


  • Aaron Martin
  • Private Sector
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Cybersecurity expert in a leading company from an industry not primarily ICT-based


  • Flávia Lefrève
  • Civil Society
  • CGI.br’s Civil Society Representative
  • Experienced lawyer and representative of civil society in many multistakeholder instances in Brazil


  • Cristine Hoepers
  • Technical Community
  • Senior Security Analyst and General Manager of CERT.br
  • Expert in incident management and with extense knowledge of the concrete challenges in training and fostering awareness on cybersecurity

Name of in-person Moderator: Nicolas Seidler (ISOC)

Name of Remote Moderator: Lorrayne Porciuncula (OECD)

  1. Moderator's introduction (5 min.)
  2. Short introduction by each panellist on their particular angle and general views on the topic.
  3. Questions by th emoderator to the panellist and interaction with the audience (50 min.)
  4. Conclusion and final closing remarks (10 min.)

Session Organizers
avatar for Lorrayne Porciuncula

Lorrayne Porciuncula

Internet Economist / Policy Analyst, OECD
Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (CDEP) of the Directorate Science, Technology and Innovation in the OECD. Lorrayne works on the OECD-IDB Broadband Policy Toolkit for Latin America and the Caribbean that aims to situate... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2015 14:00 - 15:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 5

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