On 19-20 December 2017, Suzhou, China, hosted the International Cloud Security Conference. It was organised by the CyberSecurity Association of China.
The event was attended by a score of leading experts, including from the Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA), the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy, as well as senior officials from Huawei, Microsoft and several other corporations.
Those at the conference focused on the development and implementation of the latest infocomm technology in all spheres of human activity, global risks, ways to promote the development of a safe information structure, plus international cooperation in this area.
A delegation from the SCO Secretariat led by Ambassador Mikhail Konarovsky took part in the conference. Ambassador Konarovsky presented a report on the legal framework for cybersecurity cooperation within the SCO. He pointed out the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's support for the UN General Assembly resolution Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security, as well as the focus on cybersecurity in the Astana Declaration, which the SCO heads of state adopted on 10 June 2017. The declaration says, in part, that "the member states will continue to strengthen practical interaction in countering propaganda and justifications of terrorism, separatism and extremism in the media."