Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Chairs: Alex Notkin & Isabella Zelaya Alves
Moderator: Aaryan Chava
Chair Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Topic: The Impact of Digital Extremism on International Cybersecurity
With the virtual world ever-evolving, cyberattacks and cyberwarfare have become a new norm. However, universal guidelines on what constitutes a cybercrime are severely out-of-date or simply do not exist. This poses an extreme risk to the international community, especially considering that a cyberattack on a single nation can affect the security of the entire world by the means of global internet connection. Further, the majority of cybercrimes are committed from beyond the national borders of the country and citizens impacted, prompting difficulties in the communication between nations on the grounds of criminal conviction. To address the complexities of the current situation, delegates will need to update past legislation (such as the Budapest Convention), create global definitions of cybercrime, recommend proper penalties for criminals, consider transnational cybercrimes, increase education and awareness, develop victim-aid programs, and gauge funding options.