The global cyber landscape is increasingly challenging. The growing global dependence on digital technology and the internet brings with it serious risks and vulnerabilities, which state and non-state actors alike are exploiting to further their ends. Disruptive cyber operations are increasingly being used by hostile actors worldwide as they seek to achieve strategic advantage through cyberspace.
Despite the positive achievements of multilateral forums, increasing tensions between key players are making it hard to achieve an international consensus on responsible cyber behaviour and how this can be effectively promoted. We currently lack information on how a wide range of countries and stakeholders are approaching the question of responsible cyber, including the practicalities of promoting and implementing cyber policies.
The focus of the Global Partnership for Responsible Cyber Behaviour (GP-RCB) is to map practical understandings of responsible cyber behaviour by conducting evidence-based research and connecting experts from different sectors and regions to reflect the diversity of views on the topic.
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The Global Partnership for Responsible Cyber Behaviour (GP-RCB) is an international platform for dialogue, debate, and research to advance the understanding of responsible behaviour in cyberspace. The GP-RCB is facilitated by the Royal United Services Institute and seeks to foster a research and evidence-led approach to responsible cyber behaviour.
The Partnership gathers international over 70 scholars, experts, think tanks and other academic institutions developing research on these topics, as well as drawing on expertise and dialogue with other stakeholders including government and private sector.
The Global Partnership is composed of an advisory board, members, and partners. The primary goal of the Partnership is to enable leading edge research on responsibility in cyberspace, promote debate and help develop collective understanding. But this cannot be done in isolation, that is why the Partnership brings together a high-level advisory board with experts from the public, private and non-governmental sectors.
- Advisory Board: guidance and feedback on the activities, objectives, and impact of the Partnership
- Members: Scholars, experts and other representatives from the research community that have been exploring different dimensions of responsible cyber behaviour. Membership is either individual or organisational.
- Partners: Experts from the private sector, government and other stakeholder groups that are a key part in making sure that research is evidence-based and has access to practical expertise.
We are always actively searching for ways to expand and enrich the work facilitated by the GP-RCB. Interested in supporting the work of the Partnership? Get in touch!
The Partnership seeks to promote an integrated dialogue with other sectors to address knowledge gaps and facilitate collaboration across sectors to enable a robust and practical research agenda.
Professor Madeline Carr
Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Global Politics and Cybersecurity, UCL
James A. Lewis
Senior Vice President at CSIS
Director of Digital Society Institute at the European School of Management and Technology
Founder and Executive Director of the CyberGreen Institute
Expert on cybersecurity and cyber policy, cyber diplomacy and combatting cybercrime
Dr Towela Nyirenda-Jere
Head of the Economic Integration Division at AUDA-NEPAD
Isaac Morales Tenorio
Senior Director for Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, LATAM, FTI Consulting
Alison August Treppel, Executive Secretary at Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE)
There are three core elements that define the work and working modalities of the Global Partnership:
- Fostering a dialogue: through thematic working groups, panels, joint events.
- Informing research: through publishing opinion pieces, papers, policy briefs.
- Integrating communities of practice: through closed expert briefings, collaboration with governments and non-governmental stakeholders on events.