The Status of Cybersecurity Capacity in the South African Public Sector
The goal of this webinar is to discuss the state of cybersecurity skills in the South African public sector. The CIO of MICTSETA Mr. Moloti Nkune will lead the conversation by providing a bird's-eye view of the state of cybersecurity professionals in the South African public sector.
Despite numerous cybersecurity academies created by corporate South Africa and universities, the availability of professionals does not match the frequency and intensity of cyberattacks, as well as the complexity of emerging threats and risks. It is predicted that to cope with the magnitude of cyberthreats in both public and private sector, South Africa needs 4 million skilled cybersecurity professionals. Expert panellists will provide insights into how we can bolster our cybersecurity capacity and cyber deterrence to achieve an international level of cyber resilience to protect national critical information infrastructure assets.
Despite numerous cybersecurity academies created by corporate South Africa and universities, the availability of professionals does not match the frequency and intensity of cyberattacks, as well as the complexity of emerging threats and risks. It is predicted that to cope with the magnitude of cyberthreats in both public and private sector, South Africa needs 4 million skilled cybersecurity professionals. Our expert panellists will provide insights into how we can bolster our cybersecurity capacity and cyber deterrence to achieve an international level of cyber resilience to protect national critical information infrastructure assets.
Cybersecurity: How Human Networks Build Cybersecurity Capacity
14:00 – 15:00 UTC
The Internet Society and its members recognize that strengthening human capacity in the field of cybersecurity is highly important to advance a secure and trustworthy Internet. The greater our ability to strengthen human capacity in cybersecurity, the greater our chances to defend organizations, industries and nations from cyber threats and attacks.
Within this focus in mind, the Internet Society organization membership team is inviting you and your colleagues to attend the next member event: "Cybersecurity: How Human Networks Build Cybersecurity Capacity". In this panel discussion we will focus, together with high level experts, on the community building aspects that eventually enhance the cybersecurity posture. We will gather perspective from various initiatives that focus, roughly, on community, industry, and nations.
The panel will be composed of:
- Marjo Baayen: Director, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).
- Olaf Kolkman: Principal - Internet Technology, Policy, and Advocacy at the Internet Society.
- Gabriel Chen: Vice Chair, Cybersecurity Special Interest Group (SIG).
- Pascal Steichen: Chairman, European Cybersecurity Competence Network and Centre (ECCC)
DCAF Regional Conference on Cybersecurity Capacity Building
The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) is organising In cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration of the Government of Montenegro its Regional Conference on Cybersecurity Capacity Building. The event will take place the 9-10 May 2022, in Podgorica, Montenegro. The conference is organised within DCAF’s regional project ‘Good Governance in Cybersecurity in the Western Balkans’, funded by the United Kingdom’s Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO).
This conference will gather cybersecurity experts from the Western Balkan region and across Europe. It aims to provide those involved in cybersecurity trainings an opportunity to exchange best practices, ideas and experiences on planning cybersecurity education, on improving cyber-readiness through strategic training and on-the-job learning of cybersecurity experts, in developing university-level courses in cybersecurity and educational programmes for high school students, as well as explore new opportunities of regional cooperation.
Get Safe Online Global 24
19:00 - 20:30 (GMT)
Join Get Safe Online’s keynote global webinar which this year calls on experts from across the Commonwealth who will discuss ways to encourage citizens to change their behaviour in order to use the internet safely and confidently. This important event will showcase and celebrate some of the inspirational initiatives that have taken place in the regions in which Get Safe Online operates, sometimes in the face of challenging odds such as financial constraints and, of course, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
The event will be joined by parliamentarians, regulators and cybersecurity specialists, who will be exploring the strengths and weaknesses of current online safety policies and behaviours across the Caribbean, Rwanda and the Pacific. This international conference will also be showcasing compelling examples of awareness-raising at both a grassroots and national level.
Panellists include Muriana McPherson, National Data Management Authority, Guyana; Don Dobson, Broadcasting Commission, Jamaica; Fualau Talatalaga Mata’u Matafeo, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Samoa; John Jack, Prime Minister's Office, Vanuatu and Tajeshwari Devi, Online Safety Commission, Fiji. We will also be joined by colleagues from Rwanda. . This discussion is aimed to be as inclusive as possible so there will be also be an open and collaborative opportunity for the audience to comment and ask questions.
GFCE Report Launch: “Pre-University Cyber Security Education: developing cyber skills amongst children and young people”
14:00 – 15:15 UTC
The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is pleased to launch the report “Pre-University Cyber Security Education: developing cyber skills amongst children and young people”. The report was written by Krysia Emily Waldock, Vince Miller, Shujun Li and Virginia Franquiera from the University of Kent, and was commissioned through the GFCE Global Cyber Capacity Building Research Agenda mechanism.
The event will feature a presentation of findings, a panel discussion as well as a Q&A with the audience.
Please register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlce6vpzgiHNQOfX7PRnmmx2dlgI3Q4WiE
Demystifying Cybersecurity: Integrated Approaches to Developing Career Pathways
This year’s theme inspires presentations that take a holistic view of cybersecurity risks that considers the dimensions of people, process, and technology and includes a comprehensive approach to the development of career pathway systems that address the lifecycle of a learner from early education through a life-long career in cybersecurity.
NICE Conference & Expo: Demystifying Cybersecurity will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA. To ensure the comfort and well-being of our attendees, proper safety guidelines will be implemented as well as providing an option for guests to attend the conference virtually.
NICE Webinar: Witnessing an Evolution- The NICE Framework and its Role in Building a Better Cybersecurity Workforce
2:00 - 3:00 EST
The NICE Framework is a study in evolution - from its early beginnings in 2012 as a way to understand cybersecurity roles within the federal government to its subsequent expansion as a national framework for a wide community that includes government, industry, and academia. It is intended for use in large and small organizations across sectors in order to help recruit, develop, and retain cybersecurity talent. In this webinar you will hear about recent and upcoming developments with the NICE Framework as it continues to improve and grow into a tool that can be used both broadly and in unique, individual settings for a variety of purposes. You will hear from speakers who will paint a picture of how you might use the NICE Framework to meet your own needs while engaging with a community of users in order to meet a common goal - a diverse, prepared, and effective cybersecurity workforce.
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NICE Symposium: A Coordinated Approach to Supply Chain Risks
1:30 - 5:00 PM EST
The NICE Symposium: A Coordinated Approach to Supply Chain Risks is a half-day virtual symposium that serves as a precursor to the annual NICE Conference in June 2022.
In light of dramatic events and emerging threats, experts will come together on Tuesday, November 16 to discuss the role of the cybersecurity workforce and the need for a coordinated response to strengthen the supply chain.
Panel 1: Risk and Policy Considerations for Securing Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Panel 2: Enhancing Software and Technology Supply Chain Security
2021 Cyber Stability Conference: Towards a More Secure Cyberspace
Over the past two decades, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Member States’ discussions have focused on the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and their impact on international security. A breakthrough happened in 2021 with the successful conclusion of two multilateral cyber processes and the beginning of a new Open-Ended Working Group, the first ever with a 5-year mandate.
At UNIDIR’s annual flagship conference on cyber stability, we will convene representatives from government, industry and civil society, reflecting on the past and paving the way for the future. How can we build on past successes to advance the agenda for an open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful ICT environment? What has been discussed and agreed so far? And what should be prioritised next?
Webinar – Women in Cyber: A year later
14:00 - 15:30 CEST
ITU launched in 2021 the Women in Cyber Mentorship Programme (in collaboration with FIRST and EQUALS). The programme is an outcome of the CyberDrill 2020 Empowering Women in Cybersecurity webinar, where the need for role models and mentorship was identified as pivotal for increasing the number of women leaders in cybersecurity. Building upon ongoing efforts of ITU to close the digital gender divide by mainstreaming gender-focused activities, the programme engages role models and leaders in the field, and connects them with talented women worldwide.
The first edition of the programme was successfully implemented, and this session will bring together leaders in the field to assess the efficiency of capacity building programs for women in cybersecurity, the impact of mentorship, and explore new areas of action to improve women inclusion in the field, share testimonials and best practices, in a collective effort to devise the future of the programme and of the community for 2022 and beyond.
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EmPower Cyber Week
The EmPower Cyber Week will take place from 8th - 12th November 2021. It will give 12 - 13 year olds an exciting opportunity to learn about cyber security. Each day will feature a different cyber-related theme, delivered through on-demand videos and live sessions - all available for free.
The five-day programme includes:
Day 1 - Cyber Security
Day 2 - Networks
Day 3 - Logic & Coding
Day 4 - Cryptography
Day 5 - Speciality Day
Cybersecurity Crossroads: The Intersection of Information, Technology, and People
October 27, 2021 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (ET)
Join the National Cyber Security Alliance and Nasdaq for the 2021 Cybersecurity Summit, “Cybersecurity Crossroads: The Intersection of Information, Technology, and People.” The challenges faced by the cybersecurity community today are hitting mainstream headlines. However, new approaches to information sharing, securing technologies, and human-centric cyber training can empower organizations and professionals to enable a safer, more secure world.
In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, experts will delve into the current cybersecurity landscape, and discuss how looking at cybersecurity as an intersection of information, technology and people can secure its future.
Sessions will include:
- Flipping the Switch: Prioritizing People in Cybersecurity
- Global Information Sharing to Disarm Cyber Criminals
- The Cybersecurity Solution: Educating Future Leaders
- Fireside Chat: The Supply Chain Ripple Effect
The Sydney Dialogue (TSD)
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s The Sydney Dialogue is a world-first summit for emerging, critical and cyber technologies. The inaugural dialogue will be hosted virtually from Australia and will begin on 17–19 November 2021.
The Sydney Dialogue (TSD) will have an Indo-Pacific focus and will bring business, government and technology leaders together with the world’s best strategic thinkers, to debate, generate ideas and work towards common understandings of the challenges posed by new technologies.
TSD provides a forum for the world to anticipate and respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by increasingly complex advances in technology. The dialogue will span both public and private activities, including keynotes, panels, roundtables, podcasts, an annual publication and more. While the dialogue will start in November, the conversation will extend into early 2022 as we continue to launch new events.
The program will commence with an opening address from Australian Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP.
The Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi – will also be giving a keynote address at the inaugural Sydney Dialogue.
Invitations will be issued to select delegates from around the world, with priority given to those in the Indo-Pacific region. This year, most plenary sessions will be broadcast live to the general public, others will be publicly available at a later stage and a small number will be closed-door.
Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge for South Africa
Atlantic Council and the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) at the University of Cape Town, are partnering to host the inaugural Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge in South Africa. The Cyber 9/12 Challenge for South Africa is designed to offer students enrolled in tertiary education programmes across a wide range of academic disciplines in South African universities, a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cybercrime and/or cyber operations. Part interactive learning experience and part competitive scenario exercise, the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge for South Africa gives students interested in understanding and learning how to tackle and respond to cybercrime and/or to cyber operations, from a technical, policy, and legal angles an opportunity to interact with expert international, regional, and national mentors, judges, and cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation.
Student teams will be challenged to respond to an evolving scenario involving a major cyber-attack and analyse the threat it poses to state, military, and private sector interests. Teams will be judged based on the quality of their policy responses, their decision-making processes, and their oral presentation to a panel of judges. Along the way, teams will work with coaches at their home institution to develop their policy skills and feedback from expert panels of judges will ensure that all participants have an opportunity to improve their skills, as well as networking opportunities during the competition.
What Future for International Cyber Capacity Building?
23 September 2021 from 14:00-15:30 CEST
Coinciding with the EUISS launching of the EU-funded report on international cyber capacity building trends and scenarios, the EUISS are holding an online event in order to share its findings and discuss its themes. The report “International Cyber Capacity Building: Global Trends and Scenarios” is a first of its kind EU-funded research product to enhance the evidence-base on international cyber capacity building.
The event might be of particular interest to the following stakeholders:
• International stakeholders engaged in cyber capacity building, notably the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise community, donors, partner and beneficiary countries and organisations, international organisations, civil society organisations, and CCB project implementers;
• Digital development stakeholders and programmes engaging in digital transformation cooperation where CCB could be a component or integrated as a cross-cutting issue;
• Relevant EU services and EU Delegations, Cyber Ambassadors of EU Member States, the High-Level Working Party on Cyber Issues, and EU CCB project implementers.
The event will consist of a presentation on the report by co-authors Robert Collett and Nayia Barmpaliou followed by a Debate among expert panellists, with time for Q&A.