This training will primarily focus on introducing practical measures to reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICTs by States, specifically in the Mediterranean region, following high threshold cyber-attacks, for instance against critical infrastructure.
As cyber/ICT security is a complex, multi-faceted issue, relevant participants in the training could be senior policy/decision makers, parliamentarians, security officials dealing with cyber/ICT issues, members of the technical community (CERTs/CIRTs) and nongovernmental stakeholders/private sector representatives.
The following themes will be covered:
International and regional cyber/ICT security: background and context;
Cyber/ICT security and international law;
Norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace;
Confidence-building measures to reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICTs and other regional mechanisms;
Sub-regional developments and best practices related to cyber/ICT security;
A facilitated scenario-based discussion related to a fictitious crisis following an ICT incident affecting several OSCE participating States.