How to Build it in the Digital Domain
5th part of our digital dicussion series "Cyberwarfare - Cyberpeacebuilding: On a Search for a Cooperative Security Architecture Cyberspace"
Confidence Building Measures (CBMS) were in particular prominent between nuclear powers during the Cold War era. CBMS are meant to address, prevent, or resolve uncertainties among rivals in order to avert unwanted escalations and preserve fragile stability in times of intensified power competition. In recent years, CBMS were introduced into the cyber domain and several organizations – such as the OSCE, the African Union, the G7 or the G20 – gained experience with trust and confidence-building initiatives. Future efforts to establish a cooperative security architecture in cyberspace, will therefore most likely grant CBMS a prominent role. Against this background, it is the purpose of this workshop session to take stock of the CBMS lessons that were made in the past and elaborate on ideas on how these measures could be improved in the future within the cyber domain.
Jürgen ALTMANN, Lecturer/Researcher, Department of Physics at Technische Universität Dortmund, Co-Founder of the German Research Association for Science, Disarmament and International Security (FONAS), Dortmund/Germany
Erica BORGHARD, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Senior Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, New York
Andreas KUEHN, Senior Fellow, Cyberspace Cooperation Initiative, Observer Research Foundation America (ORF America), San Francisco
Szilvia TÓTH, Cyber Security Officer, Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna