Global Centre for Cybersecurity launched at the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has launched the Global Centre for Cybersecurity at the 48th meeting in Davos. The Centre will be based in Geneva, act as an autonomous organisation under the auspices of WEF, and under the leadership of the Managing Director at the World Economic Forum Alois Zwinggi. It aims to ‘prevent a digital dark age’ through cooperation of governments, corporate sector, experts and law enforcement agencies, and might have specific focus on cybercrime as well as the application of new technologies, like artificial intelligence, IoT and robotics, in finance, healthcare, telecommunications and mobility. In particular, the Centre will focus on consolidating existing cybersecurity initiatives of the WEF, establishing an independent library of cyber best practices, helping partners to enhance knowledge on cybersecurity, working towards an appropriate and agile regulatory framework on cybersecurity, and serving as a laboratory and early-warning think tank for future cybersecurity scenarios