Podcast: Cyber Geneva Convention Proposed at RSA: Is It Feasible?

Suzanne Ciccone By Suzanne Ciccone
April 20, 2017

AppSec in Review Podcast, Episode 4: Cyber Geneva Convention Proposed at RSA: Is It Feasible?

At the most recent RSA Conference this past winter, Microsoft President Brad Smith proposed a Cyber Geneva Convention. We’ve had four Geneva Conventions in modern history. In each convention, the world’s nations came together to agree upon a set of guidelines on how war would be conducted, how civilians would be treated and how governments would respond if these agreements were broken. What about cyberwar? Smith called for a fifth Geneva Convention, aimed at protecting civilians online.

Is this proposal valid, or even feasible? What would the advantages be? What would the regulations emerging from such a convention look like?

Veracode’s Brian Fitzgerald discusses the idea of a Cyber Geneva Convention with Evan Schuman in this fourth installment of the AppSec in Review podcast.

Suzanne is part of the content team at Veracode, working to create resources that shed light on AppSec problems and solutions.