Analyzing the impact of cyberattacks and supporting victims is part of the CyberPeace Institute’s mission, and Microsoft is one of its major donors.

Responding to the proliferation of cyber attacks and supporting victims involves a multi-party alliance.

This is the opinion of Microsoft, the Hewlett Foundation and Mastercard.

They are the three main donors of the CyberPeace Institute , whose creation was confirmed on Thursday, September 26th.

Based in Geneva (Switzerland), the non-profit organization has three main missions:

  • To provide coordinated assistance to civilian victims of widespread computer attacks
  • To facilitate collective analysis, research, and development investigation of cyberattacks.
  • Lastly, it is a question of promoting responsible behavior in cyberspace and influencing international rules in this direction.

“Governments, the private sector, civil society and the academic world need to be part of the debate on solutions and take concrete steps to protect people,” said Tom Burt, vice president of corporate security and customer safety , in a blog post.

The multinational, experienced in public relations and procurement, is also strengthening its influence through the CyberPeace Institute.

A Franco-Dutch duo at the controls

The lobbying game goes through the UN.

In addition, the CyberPeace Institute has joined the signatories of Cybersecurity Tech Accord and those of the Paris Appeal “for trust and security in cyberspace” launched on November 18, 2018.

The chair of the organization is Marietje Schaake, former Dutch MEP and current head of the Cyber ​​Policy Center at Stanford University.

The operational management of the entity will be provided by Stéphane Duguin, the French engineer currently heads the Europol EU Internet Referral Unit.

In addition to the main donors (up to $ 5 million for Microsoft, according to Le Monde ), Facebook and the Ford Foundation contribute to the financing of the initiative supported by around 20 partners.