Cybersecurity and Diplomacy in 2022: What to Expect

30 November 2021
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This roundtable will look ahead to 2022 and what we can expect as both diplomats and cybersecurity experts face the challenge of how to best regulate new technology at the international level. We will assess what will be debated by a new Open-ended Working Group, which is tasked to hold its sessions from 2021 to 2025, and in the UN cybercrime treaty negotiations kicking off in January. We will analyze the coming elections for a new Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union and identify other key dates in 2022 that may constitute important milestones for cybersecurity. We will also discuss which cyber threats may become most prominent in the course of the year and how we can prevent cyber incidents from happening by forging a more secure cyberspace.


Rolf Nikel Vice President, DGAP


Nathalie Jaarsma Ambassador-at-Large for Security Policy and Cyber, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar Ambassador-at-Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Republic of Estonia

Dmitri Alperovitch Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator; Co-Founder and Former CTO, CrowdStrike

Michael Chertoff Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group; United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009

John Reyels Head of Cyberstaff, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany


Valentin Weber Cyber Research Fellow, Technology and Global Affairs Program, DGAP

We would be delighted to see you at the event, which will be held in English.

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