International Cybersecurity Research Made in Hamburg

Briefing for Parliamentarians on Cybercrime

21 February 2023


In recent years, criminal cyber attacks have become one of the greatest security threats, with potentially enormous economic and socio-political consequences. UN diplomats are now negotiating a global convention against cybercrime to limit these risks.

In this context, the IFSH ICS Team and the Berlin office organized a briefing for members of parliament and their staff. Mischa Hansel presented first results of a new study on the societal and international implications of cybercrime. Felix Kroll, Deputy Head of the Cyber Foreign Policy Coordination Staff at the Federal Foreign Office, offered first-hand insight into the goals, opportunities and risks of the ongoing UN negotiations.