Photos and Conference Report | 2022 Conference on International Cyber Security
13 Dec 2022 / The Hague

Photos and Conference Report | 2022 Conference on International Cyber Security

2022 Conference

From 8-9 November 2022, we held our fifth annual conference, the first as The Hague Program on International Cyber Security, on Navigating Narratives in Cyberspace. We were joined by academics and other interested participants from across the world, for two days filled with three fantastic keynotes, 20 presentations during the parallel sessions and a closing roundtable.

The conference was opened with a short welcome by Dennis Broeders, Full Professor of Global Security and Technology and Senior Fellow of our Program at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University. Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs & Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, kicked off the day with his keynote on Power and Peril of Cyber Narratives for Policymaking. During the day there were panels on international law and norms, grand narratives, national cybersecurity narratives and framing the war in the light of the Russia-Ukraine conflicts. Josephine Wolff, Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Policy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, closed the day with her keynote on The Evolution of the Cyberinsurance Market and Its Impact on Cybersecurity. Drinks and dinner concluded the first day.

The second day started with a keynote by Keir Giles, Senior Consulting Fellow Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House & Conflict Studies Research Centre, on Russia and the Internet: Threat, tool and weapon. Parallel sessions during this day discussed cybercrime, legal and regulatory issues in intelligence and espionage, technology and internet governance, and analogies and discourses. Our roundtable on cyber and disinformation operations in the context of war in Ukraine concluded the day, with speakers Keir Giles, Andrzej Kozlowski, Maartje Peters and Alden Wahlstrom discussing how Russia is using information operations to sow division in the west on Ukraine, what types of cyber operations we have seen in the conflict, disinformation narratives, and more.

Finally, our best paper award this year was awarded during the closing of the conference by Dennis Broeders. Sean Garrett, PhD Candidate at the Department of Politics, Languages, and International Studies, at the University of Bath, was awarded for his paper “The British Foreign Policy Narrative of Russian Disinformation”. He won a ticket, travel and accommodation to next year’s conference.

Photo impression conference

Welcome by Dennis Broeders
Keynote by Jason Healey
Parallel sessions - Day 1

Keynote by Josephine Wolff
Conference drinks and dinner
Conference drinks and dinner

Conference Day 2
Keynote by Kier Giles
Parallel sessions - Day 2
Parallel sessions - Day 2
Conference - Day 2
Conference team
Parallel sessions - Day 2

Roundtable with Andrzej Kozlowski, Keir Giles, Maartje Peters and Alden Wahlstrom

Roundtable - with moderator Monica Kaminska

Best paper award winner Sean Garrett
Closing drinks