During last week’s Annual Meeting in Davos, The World Economic Forum announced the launch of a new ‘Global Centre for Cybersecurity’ to help build a safe and secure global cyberspace. The centre will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and will function as an autonomous organization under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.
The aim of the centre is to establish the first global platform for governments, businesses, experts and law enforcement agencies to collaborate on cyber security challenges.
“If we want to prevent a digital dark age, we need to work harder to make sure the benefits and potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are secure and safe for society. The new Global Centre for Cybersecurity is designed as the first platform to tackle today’s cyber risks in a truly global manner,” said Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director at the World Economic Forum and Head of the Global Centre for Cybersecurity.
The World Economic Forum has recognized cybersecurity as one of the world’s most critical risks. In response, the new Global Centre for Cybersecurity will draw on the Forum’s government and industry support to work towards a more secure cyberspace through its established multi-stakeholder approach.
The centre will focus on the following aims:
- Consolidating existing cybersecurity initiatives of the World Economic Forum;
- 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;
- Serving as a laboratory and early-warning think tank for future cybersecurity scenarios.