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5 Jun, 2023

San José, Costa Rica

GFCE Regional Meeting for the Americas and the Caribbean 2023

The meeting will take place in person only and that you need to also register for the RightsCon 2023.

The objective of this year’s Regional Meeting in the Americas is to discuss the role of the GFCE in Latin America and the Caribbean and how to best coordinate capacity building efforts in the region. It will also give the opportunity to participants from the region to connect and engage in conversations about existing gaps in cyber capacity building, share good practices, and prioritize their needs for the future. Specific attention will be given to gender aspects and cyber workforce development in the region.

The meeting will serve as a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas and collaborate, and as an opportunity to introduce the progress of the GFCE regional Hub and highlight the GFCE's possibilities for involvement to key actors active in the region.

14 Apr, 2023

Online, Zoom

Gender, Peace and Cybersecurity in the Americas: Towards a Regional Agenda

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Gender, Peace and Cybersecurity in the Americas: Towards a Regional Agenda Building on the findings of UNIDIR’s recent publications on the topic, the webinar seeks to promote an interactive dialogue on gender perspectives in regional and international cybersecurity. It will also encourage a collective analysis of the relevance of these perspectives and their transformative potential in the Americas and the Caribbean region.  

Potential questions for discussion include:
- Why do we need intersectional and gendered approaches to cybersecurity?
- What practical steps could be taken to integrate these perspectives into cybersecurity in the Americas?
- What are international organizations, OAS member states, academia and civil society doing to promote greater gender equality in international cybersecurity?
- What joint actions or strategies could be undertaken to integrate gender and diversity issues into international cybersecurity forums and discussions?
- To what extent are the cybersecurity and Women, Peace and Security agendas being linked at the national and regional levels?

* The event will be moderated by  Kerry Ann-Barrett, Program Manager of the OAS/CICTE Cybersecurity Program

Language: Simultaneous translation in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

28 Mar, 2023


#MyCybHERStory Webinar

International Women’s Day provided an opportunity to reflect on the significant barriers remaining to women’s empowerment in cybersecurity, as women account for only 24% of the global cybersecurity workforce. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord and signatory companies believe it is imperative that the industry takes action to help women enter and advance in the field.

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord invites to the interactive career webinar #MyCybHERStory – exploring cybersecurity careers for women and girls with industry leaders, where women leaders from its community of signatories from across the tech industry will share their experiences with women and girls interested in pursuing a cyber career. Join to hear from our industry leaders about their respective career paths and learn how they chose the right path and concentration according to their skillset and interests. The latest cybersecurity trends and the important role women can play within the cybersecurity community will also be discussed.

16 Feb, 2023


Assessing Cyber Skills on the basis of the ECSF

In September 2022, ENISA introduced the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework, a tool which summarises cybersecurity-related roles into 12 profiles, analysed into their corresponding responsibilities, skills and knowledge. At the same time, the European Commission declared 2023 as the European Year of Skills and announced the establishment of the Cybersecurity Skills Academy.

Numerous renounced institutions, with long experience in the field, are also thrown in the battle of reskilling and upskilling professionals, in order to help increase the cybersecurity workforce, and are introducing schemes that assess cybersecurity competences, especially for organisations in critical sectors. However, some questions still remain: will the assessment of skills actually help employability and professionalization? Do professional certifications and accreditation by training institutions help to ensure a high common level of cybersecurity? Will mutual recognition of professional certificates enhance professional development and still ensure high quality standards? Which will be role of the Member States’ public bodies in the coordination of this landscape?

In an attempt to address these questions, this webinar will tackle approaches to the certification of cybersecurity skills and how they can be aligned with the ECSF.

12 Dec, 2022

Geneva, Switzerland

Advancing Cyber Stability: Developments and Challenges

The discussion “Advancing Cyber Stability: Developments and Challenges” will address questions on how to accelerate the implementation of norms and raise awareness on the principles of international law central to responsible State behavior in cyberspace. What are the key requirements in achieving cyber resilience and how to fill the gaps in cyber capacity-building efforts? How could the proposed PoA assist in achieving more stability and resilience globally?

14-17 November, 2022

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (the)

CyberWeek @LAC4 2022

The Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre LAC4, implemented by EU CyberNet, organises a week full of different discussions, training, workshops, and networking on the most important topics that will take place in cooperation with many countries and organizations.

22 Nov, 2022

Hybrid, United Kingdom

Strengthening Cyber Resilience Conference

Around the world, more and more countries are harnessing digital transformation to contribute to national sustainable development goals and outcomes. There is increased recognition of the need to integrate cybersecurity considerations into the digital development agenda, to reduce the risks from the misuse of digital technologies and harness the opportunities of thriving, open societies powered by trusted technologies and a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace.

Against this backdrop, Chatham House is bringing together key stakeholders, practitioners, experts and decision-makers for a hybrid conference, learning from the experience of the UK’s largest-ever overseas cyber capacity-building project, the Digital Access Programme, implemented in Brazil, Kenya, Indonesia, Nigeria and South Africa.

The conference is a platform for sharing experience and knowledge about how international cybersecurity capacity building can support national sustainable development and cybersecurity outcomes, and the role of international partnerships.

28 Oct, 2022


Web Forum: Finding long term solutions to curb cyber crimes in the digital sphere

The WebForum Conversation will focus on: “Finding a long-term solution to curb Cybercrimes in the digital sphere”.

The topics to be discussed will be
1. Data sovereignty in the cloud
2. The concept of ethical hacking
3. Metaverse VS. Web 3.0
4. Data protection and Cybersecurity policy
5. Challanges of Cyber secutity in the digital sphere

29 Nov - 1 Dec, 2022

Hybrid, India

2022 Global Technology Summit

The critical significance of technology policy has manifested itself in multiple forms in this past year. Geopolitical disruptions have confirmed the potential for the weaponization of technology. Disputes over data flows and access are leading to new dialogues on international norm-building. India has demonstrated that a public infrastructure for digital services can promote welfare objectives from financial inclusion to vaccine delivery.

These developments are taking place in the larger global context of supply chain disruptions, semi-conductor shortages and the race to lead on data-related technologies. Against this backdrop, and as India takes the G-20 presidency later this year, the seventh iteration of the Global Technology Summit seeks to explore the present climate in the shapeshifting worlds of international alliances, emerging technologies, and geopolitics.

To discuss these issues and many other questions, join the 7th iteration of the Global Technology Summit, themed Geopolitics of Technology. Carnegie India will convene industry experts, policymakers, scholars, scientists, and other stakeholders from all over the world to take an in-depth look at the changing nature of technology and geopolitics.

25 Oct, 2022


Making Cybersecurity and Data Protection work better for Women in Africa

A discussion on gender and cybersecurity and data protection policy in Africa, convened in partnership with AUDA-NEPAD and the Network of African Women in Cybersecurity, on 25 October 2022.

The webinar aims to gather policymakers, researchers, civil servants and civil society stakeholders to:
• Create opportunities to reflect on the opportunities and challenges for advancing cybersecurity and related policies in Africa, including through the lens of gender.
• Discuss the role of domestic and continental policy processes, such as the Malabo Convention, in Africa’s social, political or economic development.
• Raise awareness of emerging institutions such as the NAWC in advancing cybersecurity in Africa.

3 - 7 October 2022


OAS Cybersecurity Symposium – National Cyber Resilience: Reflections and Way Forward


- October 3, 2022: Inauguración | Opening

- October 4: Gestión de políticas de ciberseguridad | Cybersecurity policies and best practices

- October 5: Respuesta a incidentes | Incident response

- October 6: Concientización | Awareness Raising

- October 7: Cierre | Closing

18-20 October, 2022

Singapore, Singapore

Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2022

Organised by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) is Asia-Pacific’s most established cybersecurity event. CSA is Singapore’s national authority for cybersecurity and plays a pivotal role in Singapore’s Smart Nation and digital economy ambitions.

The seventh edition of SICW will take place from 18 to 20 October 2022, at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore. Under the theme of “Digital Security - A Shared Responsibility”, SICW 2022 ramps up the momentum on cyber capacity building and international partnerships amid a landscape fraught with increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, and explores strategies to navigate volatile power relations between state and non-state actors.

The event will bring together global policy makers, industry leaders and top academia across the world to exchange best practices and strengthen international cooperation on topics ranging from emerging digital opportunities and cyber threats, evolution of cyberspace and cybersecurity policies, implementation of cyber norms, Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) security.

SICW 2022 includes events such as the SICW Opening Ceremony, ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC), Ministerial Roundtables, SICW Summit, ASEAN Cybercrime Prosecutors’ Roundtable Meeting (ACPRM), SG Cyber Safe for Enterprises Dialogue, International IoT Security Roundtable and more. GovWare Conference and Exhibition 2022, the region’s premier trade show for cybersecurity, will be held in conjunction with SICW. GovWare programmes include expert-led keynotes, cutting-edge tech showcase by leading global and local innovators, and capacity-development initiatives such as Singapore Cyber Conquest and Pitch Pit for startups.

18 Oct, 2022

Singapore, Singapore

GFCE Southeast Asia Regional Meeting

The second Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Southeast Asia Regional Meeting will bring together the GFCE community and ASEAN stakeholders to identify opportunities and challenges for cyber capacity building in the region and share good practices and knowledge. The session will discuss the importance of cyber capacity building in the UN Digital Development Agenda as well as the cyber capacity building landscape in Southeast Asia to be included into a Southeast Asia Cyber Capacity Building Agenda to enhance coordinated capacity building efforts in the region.

14 Nov, 2022

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (the)

GFCE LAC Regional Meeting 2022

This event is being co-organized by the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), Latin American and Caribbean Cyber Competence Center (LAC4), EU CyberNet Project and the CICTE Secretariat.

The objective of this year’s regional meeting is to discuss the role of the GFCE in Latin America and the Caribbean and how to best coordinate capacity building efforts in the region. 

20-21 September 2022

Cybersecurity skills – Building a Cybersecurity Workforce

On the occasion of the official presentation of the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF), ENISA is hosting a 2-day conference on “Cybersecurity Skills - Building a Cybersecurity Workforce”, during which various communities will present how they are helping to grow the cybersecurity workforce.

The conference aims to highlight how ENISA is going to sustain the effort to build a cybersecurity workforce, through the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF) and its application.

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