EBF supports Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
Brussels, 13 November 2019
The European Banking Federation is supporting the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a political declaration initiated by the French government. As a supporter European banks and bank associations represented by the EBF acknowledge that daily lives of businesses and citizens are formed by cyberspace. It is the shared responsibility of a wide variety of actors, in their respective roles, to improve trust, security and stability in a digital society. In line with the call, the EBF reaffirms its support to an open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful cyberspace, which has become an integral component of life in all its social, economic, cultural and political aspects. Together with dozens of international governments, private sector representatives and civil society organisations, the EBF is endorsing the 9 principles of the Paris Call:
- Protect individuals and infrastructure – Prevent and recover from malicious cyber activities that threaten or cause significant, indiscriminate or systemic harm to individuals and critical infrastructure.
- Protect the Internet – Prevent activity that intentionally and substantially damages the general availability or integrity of the public core of the Internet.
- Defend electoral processes – Strengthen our capacity to prevent malign interference by foreign actors aimed at undermining electoral processes through malicious cyber activities.
- Defend intellectual property – Prevent ICT-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information, with the intent of providing competitive advantages to companies or commercial sector.
- Non-proliferation – Develop ways to prevent the proliferation of malicious software and practices intended to cause harm.
- Lifecycle security – Strengthen the security of digital processes, products and services, throughout their lifecycle and supply chain.
- Cyber hygiene – Support efforts to strengthen an advanced cyber hygiene for all actors.
- No private hack back – Take steps to prevent non-State actors, including the private sector, from hacking-back, for their own purposes or those of other non-State actors.
- International norms – Promote the widespread acceptance and implementation of international norms of responsible behaviour as well as confidence-building measures in cyberspace.
For more information please visit https://pariscall.international/en/