News: Allies briefed on latest OSCE measures to strengthen cyberconfidence, 18-Apr-2016
On April 18, the NATO Cyber ââDefense Committee was briefed by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer, ââPermanent Representative of the United States to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), of the latest round of âconfidence-building measuresâ adopted by the OSCE in March 2016.
“The Alliance continues to closely monitor and support work undertaken in other international organizations on cyber policy issues, including efforts related to confidence-building measures and the development of standards for responsible state behavior.” said Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges and Chairman of the NATO Cyber ââDefense Committee. He further underlined the importance of international cooperation on cyber defense issues as essential to foster a more predictable and stable global cyberspace.
Adopted by the OSCE Permanent Council last month, it is the second set of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing the risk of conflict arising from the use of information and communication technologies. A first set of OSCE confidence-building measures was first developed in 2013.
“These confidence-building measures encourage participating States to undertake joint activities to address common security challenges”, said US Ambassador Baer, ââwho chairs the OSCE Cyber ââWorking Group. âRisk reduction measures improve cooperation and stability between states. “