ICRC Global Advisory Board on digital threats during conflicts

The International Committee of the Red Cross announced the launch of the  Global Advisory Board will focus on several digital and cyber threats  to civilians during armed conflicts:

  • hostile cyber operations during armed conflict

  • harmful consequences of information operations during armed conflict

  • increased use of automatization and of artificial intelligence in cyber and information operation

  • new humanitarian risks linked to the exponential growth of the ‘internet of things‘, 

  • multiplication of threat actors in the digital space.

To identify concrete ways to protect populations from cyber threats and other digital risks, the ICRC’s President will chair a multidisciplinary group of legal, military, policy and technological experts from different countries and organizations.