WSIS 2016 Report
This report prepared by the Geneva Internet Platform with support from ICANN, the Internet Society, and DiploFoundation, summarises the hightlights of the one-week forum in May 2016.
The underlying themes were heavily linked to development, including bridging the digital divide and strengthening access, and areas related to infrastructure and the digital economy. Beyond that other digital policy themes discussed, including cybersecurity which was identified as one of the eight core digital skills people need in the twenty-first century.
In sessions such as Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030, Cybersecurity to ‘Cyber’ Safety and Security, and National Cybersecurity Strategies for Sustainable Development topics such as Big Data, IoT, use of social media, and trust were discussed.
Other sessions which covered cybersecurity included A Trusted Internet Through the Eyes of Youth, From Cybersecurity to ‘Cyber’ Safety and Security, Cyberlaw, Bitcoins, Blockchains, Cybercrimes & Darknet, and Understanding and Mitigating the Challenges Faced by Emerging Internet Economies, Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030, Child Online Protection: The Road Ahead, and Student Self-Immune Awareness Program & Addressing the Rising Trend of Cyber Blackmail.