It’s the first substantial discussion of the U.N. cyber group created at the initiative of Russia. Any country can participate in the process. China, Iran, Canada, Australia and others filed written contributions. Many others intervened in past days. Observers are watching “to see how the OEWG [Open-Ended Working Group], which grew out of the Russian resolution, how much ownership the country will have in the process,” said Karoliina Ainge, former head of Estonian cybersecurity policy who now works at political consultancy Independent Diplomat.
Karoliina Ainge is Independent Diplomat’s Cybersecurity and Technology Lead