Global Conference on Cyber Space
The Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) is a prestigious global event, which is represented by international leaders, policymakers, industry experts, think tanks, and cyber experts to deliberate on critical issues and challenges related to the cyber world. The very first conference on GCCS was held in 2011 in London with participation of over 700 delegates across the globe. It set the pace, rules and guidelines for the latter editions. Subsequently GCCS was held in Budapest in 2012, in Seoul in 2013, with the fourth version held in The Hague, Netherlands. The 5th edition of GCCS had been organized in India by the National e-Governance Division under the Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India from November 23-24, 2017 at New Delhi.
The conference attracted over 2000 delegates from more than 100 countries which included delegations headed at Ministerial levels. Representatives from industry bodies, senior bureaucrats, members of the civil society and academia from various countries also participated in the event and it was registered as one of the biggest International conferences on Cyberspace. The theme for GCCS 2017 was “Cyber4All: A Connected, Sustainable and Secure Cyberspace”. The two-day conference was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. In addition to the two-day plenary & parallel sessions, multiple run-up events also been held across the country and internationally. Side events comprising of hackathons, round–table discussions, webinars etc had also been taken place. The conference presented an excellent opportunity for Industry experts and cyber stakeholders to interact and deliberate on challenges present in the domain of cyber space.