The 2017 Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit will be hosted by the EastWest Institute, in cooperation with the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, on March 14-16 in Berkeley, California, USA.
The seventh cyber summit will bring together policymakers, business leaders and technical experts to discuss the most pressing issues in international cyberspace including securing the Internet of Things (IoT), balancing encryption and lawful access to data, developing norms of behavior, improving the security of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure.
The event aims to monitor progress, showcase results and promote collective action. The cyber summits provide a crucial forum for fostering international cooperation in cyberspace, enhancing deterrence against malicious cyber activities, improving the security of Internet products and services, maintaining efficient information flows across borders, and carrying the relevant programs forward.
Independent and nonprofit since its founding in 1980, the EastWest Institute has offices in New York, Brussels, Moscow, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. It works to reduce international conflict, addressing seemingly intractable problems that threaten world security and stability. It forges new connections, builds trust among global leaders and influencers, helps create practical new ideas and takes action.