Today, nation-states have engaged in disruptive and destructive cyberattacks targeting each other’s critical infrastructure and imperilling civilian welfare. State-sponsored espionage, intelligence, and disinformation activities have added to the litany of cyber threats. The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened this threat landscape. Combined together, these malicious cyber activities have become an essential element of hybrid warfare.
- How can nation-states collaborate to defend themselves against these threats? What role can new groupings like the Quad and growing ones like the G20 play in ensuring that we mitigate risks, leverage opportunities, and engage in strategic foresight for the global good?
- How can India’s advanced tech sector join hands with the government to secure critical infrastructure and promote digital resilience?
- Should India pursue establishing new rules and common frameworks for the ethical use of technologies in the digital space?
- Taking the lead from G20’s recent focus on digital resilience and cybersecurity, can India mobilise the forum to build norms for responsible state behaviour in cyberspace?
- What can India do to create a shared perception of cyber risks? How can India carve out a niche response to advance digital resilience for the Global South?
6.00 PM - 6.30 PM - Registration
6.30 PM - 7.00 PM - In-conversation with Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
7.00 PM - 7.30 PM - Audience Interaction and Q&A
7.30 PM onwards - Dinner