The Seventh Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. The proposed main theme for the meeting is: 'Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development'.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), run by the IGF Secretariat, has the purpose is to support the United Nations Secretary-General in carrying out the mandate from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with regard to convening a new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue.
Andrea Rigoni, GCSEC's Director General, will participate as expert on international cybersecurity efforts to the workshop 'Operationalizing cybersecurity nationally and trans-nationally'. This workshop will provide a forum for discussing the ingredients for effective cybersecurity efforts in various entities: companies, Internet infrastructure providers, governments, and collaborative endeavors. There are both operational and strategic or policy measures that provide for the ability to engage in the networked environment in a secure way and to act when needed to prevent, defend against, and mitigate cyber attacks.