India to host fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

India to host fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

India to host fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

In November 2017, India will host the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the conference.

Important facts about the 5th GCCS 2017 →

  • The conference will take place on November 23-24, 2017, in New Delhi.
  • This is for the first time GCCS is taking place outside the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations.
  • ‘Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace’ will be the theme for the GCCS 2017.
  • One of the major focus areas will be the cyber security in GCCS 2017.
  • It would work as a platform for the exchange of ideas with a global think tank.
  • It would also promote closer co-operation among the international community.

What is the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)?

  • Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) is the world’s largest conference on space and related issues.
  • A prestigious international conference, the GCCS aims at encouraging dialogue among stakeholders of cyberspace.
  • It was incepted in 2011 in London.
  • It brings together governments, the private sector and civil society at one platform to discuss the norms for responsible behaviour and promote practical co-operation in cyberspace.
  • Economic growth and development, social and cultural benefits, a safe and secure cyberspace, cybercrime and international security are the main themes on which the conference has been built.
  • The GCCS had helped in setting up rules and guidelines for the editions to follow.

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