Geneva Digital Atlas

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Security, however, has mostly been an afterthought as market-driven tech companies often employ a ‘release now, patch later’ approach. The growing number of cyberthreats challenges peace and security, erodes trust in the digital economy, and dampens the potential for the digital transformation of societies and economies. 

Since 2018, Diplo and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) have been co-leading the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. 

In 2023, the international process led to the Geneva Manual on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace which clarifies the roles and responsibilities of non-state stakeholders in implementing cyber norms. 

The CyberPeace Institute researches malicious cyber operations that affect critical infrastructure and provides capacity development for NGOs. The ICT for Peace Foundation (ICT4Peace) promotes responsible behaviours by state actors and confidence-building measures for an open, secure, and peaceful cyberspace. The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) implements projects dedicated to improving cybersecurity laws and policies, enhancing the capacity of cybersecurity actors, and formalising accountability in cybersecurity.