CONNECT University: How Cyber Security Skills Fit into EU Human Resource Strategies
A skilled cybersecurity workforce is needed in order to prevent, detect, deter and defend against cybersecurity threats. However, a shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel is pertinent.
Join the session to hear how industry, national, and EU public administrations are trying to tackle the human resources gap hitting cybersecurity professions!
Gender, Peace and Cybersecurity in the Americas: Towards a Regional Agenda
Sign up at: https://oas-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W1otgQjWQ_GmezRCHlA-aw
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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.