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Transatlantic Perspectives on Cyber Diplomacy

On September 10, following the meeting of the EU-US Cyber Dialogue, the EU Institute for Security Studies, together with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, organised a meeting convening governmental representatives and stakeholders from civil society and the private sector to discuss recent developments in cyber diplomacy.

Organised within the framework of the EU Cyber Direct project, this stakeholder meeting featured a discussion on how to effectively and proportionately deter and respond to malicious cyber activities, and offerd assessments on the current and future trajectories in international cyber diplomacy.

The participants shared the view that the security and resilience of cyberspace can only be fully achieved through collaboration and cooperation with various actors, including nation states and the private sector. The EU and US will continue to work together and to promote a strategic framework for stability in cyberspace founded on the application of international law on state behaviour in cyberspace, the implementation of norms of responsible state behaviour in peacetime, and the development of confidence-building measures to minimise the risk of escalation when using information and communication technologies.