On November 12, coinciding with the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in the UNESCO headquarters, president macron launched the Paris call, in the context of the Paris Peace Forum, to increase trust and security in cyberspace. The date chosen is more than significant, being as it is a homage to the centenary of the end of the First World War and the fragile peace that followed. The initiative is clear: international cooperation is the key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.
At a time when international cooperation and collective governance are threatened by constant tensions among countries, the Paris Peace Forum aims to strengthen and improve time-tested solutions that work towards this desired world peace: multilateral institutions, norms and standards, and collective action.
In this framework of collaboration, Panda Security – as a private company and signatory of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord – supports this high level declaration in favour of shared principles that aim to provide cyberspace with greater security.
Conscious that in order to achieve world peace these days, it is vital to protect our digital world, last month Panda Security joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a key agreement among over 61 leading companies from all over the world that have come together in the interest of the cyberdefense of online users.
Thus, as a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, Panda is now joining the list of over 300 governments, civil society organizations, groups, and industry representatives in a commitment to stability, security, and trust in cyberspace.
Hence, those that support the Paris Call commit to work together in order to:
- Intensify prevention and resilience in light of malicious online activities .
- Protect the accessibility and integrity of the Internet.
- Cooperate in order to prevent interference in electoral processes.
- Work together to combat intellectual property violations via the Internet.
- Prevent the proliferation of malicious online programmes and techniques.
- Improve the security of digital products and services.
- Take measures against cybercriminal activity and attacks carried out by state and non-state actors.
- Reinforce international norms and create corresponding standards.
Support for the Paris Call highlights the commitment undertaken by Panda Security and the Cybersecurity Tech Accord in favour of a dialogue among multiple interested parties in order to ensure advancement in such a critical area as cybersecurity, which affects not only the signatories, but every citizen of the world.