Safeguarding Human Rights in the Face of Cyberattacks
In an ever-connected world, where we rely heavily on technology and digital infrastructure, the rise of cyberattacks poses a significant threat to our fundamental human rights.
“Yet again, we have evidence of powerful surveillance tools being used in brazen attacks. The targets this time around are journalists in exile,public figures and intergovernmental officials. But let’s make no mistake: the victims are all of us, our societies, good governance and everyone’s human rights,”
Agnes Callamard, Secretary General at Amnesty International.
As denounced by Agnes Callamard, Secretary General at Amnesty International, we have recently witnessed multiple cyberattacks. How can we defend our human rights?
The first line of defense against cyberattacks is robust cybersecurity. Governments, businesses, and individuals must invest in state-of-the-art security measures to protect their digital infrastructure and sensitive data. Organizations should also conduct regular security audits and vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential weaknesses proactively. Empowering individuals with digital literacy is also crucial in promoting awareness and self-defense against cyberattacks.
Governments play a pivotal role in ensuring the protection of human rights in the digital realm. These laws should also include provisions that safeguard privacy, freedom of expression, and access to information, emphasizing that these rights should be protected online as well as offline.
Countries must work together to establish international norms, standards, and protocols for combating cybercrime to protect human rights in cyberspace. Diplomatic efforts should be prioritized to foster cooperation, information sharing, and capacity building among nations.
In 2022, the IASC received the Cybersecurity & Cooperation award at the Future Innovation Summit in Dubai. This is a testimony of our commitment and legacy. We strongly believe that efforts must be made to encourage collaboration between civil society, academia, and technology companies to develop innovative solutions and policies that protect individuals’ rights while enabling the benefits of the digital revolution.
The Data Protection Day is celebrated (28 January), and on the 25 January in Brussels, Belgium the Council of Europe (CoE), CPDP and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) are co-organizing a one-day event. The conference aims to focus on the latest developments and challenges happening in the data protection world, such as: Global data flows, Digital Governance, Regulating AI, Harmonizing of GDPR procedures.
As the organizer of the World Changers Summit in Vatican City, IASC is constantly working to define the horizons of digital technologies and in 2024, has already planned to participate in international events around the world such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Electronics Forum in Morocco, the World Tech Summit of Dubai, and the CPDP Data Protection Day Conference in Belgium.
Making practical use of our research today, we would like to present to you the OmniVisix user-friendly solution focused on monitoring smartphone connections by examining every packet that leaves the system. OmniVisix stands out for its ability to perform remote scans on multiple devices simultaneously, regardless of their geographical location. At the end of the analysis, OmniVisix provides a detailed report, which includes information on any suspicious behavior. A new technology and approach in cybersecurity, combining respect for privacy and compliance with data protection regulations, promises to defend our right to privacy. https://www.omnivisix.com/