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The importance of collective action towards brighter Cybersecurity future

November 29, 2019

We, at Hyperaspect are recognizing the significance of such action that`s why we joined the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.

Cybersecurity’s importance is on the rise. Fundamentally, our society is more technologically reliant than ever before and there is no sign that this trend will decrease. Personal data that could result in identity theft is now posted to the public on various digital accounts. Sensitive information like social security numbers, credit card information and bank accounts details are now stored in cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive. The cybercrime industry holds all Aces, giving hackers and other bad actors everything they need to thrive indefinitely: expertise, financing, strong financial and political incentives, anonymity, and last but not least an inextricably interconnected digital landscape rife with vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated, changing what they target, how they affect organizations and their methods of attack for different security systems variating from identity and money theft, elections interference, disinformation attacks, etc.

We at HyperAspect believe that the only way of dealing with this serious problem is to stand united worldwide, both the public and private sectors. That`s why we signed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, to demonstrate our commitment to work side by side with governments, industries, and civil society to accomplish the identified priorities in the declaration.

On 12 November 2018 at the UNESCO Internet Governance Forum (IGF), President Emmanuel Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. This high-level declaration in favor of the development of common principles for securing cyberspace was reconvened on 12 November 2019 and has already received the backing of 1054 official supporters: 75 States, 26 Public Authorities and Local Governments, 339 Organizations and Members of Civil Society, and 614 Companies and Private Sector Entities. “A call to tackle new threats together” is the motto behind this initiative.

Supporters of the Paris Call are therefore committed to working together to:

  • Increase prevention against and resilience to malicious online activity;
  • Protect the accessibility and integrity of the Internet;
  • Cooperate in order to prevent interference in electoral processes;
  • Work together to combat intellectual property violations via the Internet;
  • Prevent the proliferation of malicious online programs and techniques;
  • Improve the security of digital products and services as well as everybody’s “cyber hygiene”;
  • Clamp down on online mercenary activities and offensive action by non-state actors;
  • Work together to strengthen the relevant international standards;

As an effort in the same direction, HyperAspect participated at “Cybercrime: Education in the Media Meets Artificial Intelligence ‘ on Friday, November 15 in Athens, Greece. There our CEO, Pavel Pavlov took part in the main discussion about disinformation and different ways to protect the European youth from this dangerous phenomenon. It was also discussed how our AI Monitoring platform- HyperNews can help in identifying potential malicious content in social and traditional media.

We at HyperAspect will continue with our daily efforts of providing а brighter Cybersecurity future for all our users. We will stand by the commitment of working together with all other supporters towards achieving the identified priorities in the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.