Standardisation and certification: are they fit for a globalised, interconnected world?
Moderator: Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi, Head of Research and Innovation, UAE
Yuval Segev, Director of Advanced Technology, INCD, Israel
Sudhir Ethiraj, Global Head of Cybersecurity Office, TÜV SÜD
Lisa Carnahan, Associate Director for IT Standardization, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States
Vladimir Radunovic, Director for E-diplomacy and Cybersecurity, DiploFoundation
Technical standardisation and certification hold great promise for helping to increase the overall level of digital security. Economic literature points to their positive effects on competition and innovation, in particular through increased interoperability and reduced information asymmetries. Many initiatives are underway in various regions to promote standardisation and certification as effective market mechanisms to mainstream digital security best practices.