Essays Tagged "Cipher Brief"

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When Corporate Interests and International Cyber Agreements Collide

  • Bruce Schneier and Tarah Wheeler
  • The Cipher Brief
  • May 5, 2022

The Paris Call for Trust and Stability in Cyberspace is an initiative launched by French President Emmanuel Macron during the 2018 UNESCO’s Internet Governance Forum. It’s an attempt by the world’s governments to come together and create a set of international norms and standards for a reliable, trustworthy, safe, and secure Internet. It’s not an international treaty, but it does impose obligations on the signatories. It’s a major milestone for global Internet security and safety.

Corporate interests are all over this initiative, sponsoring and managing different parts of the process. As part of the Call, the French company Cigref and the Russian company Kaspersky chaired …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.