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.
African Finance Cybersecurity Conference 2021
The objective of this conference is to initiate and foster a financial sector cybersecurity community at the continental level, connected to international intelligence, enabling trusted information exchange and cooperation.
It will be held from October 21st till October 22nd at the Kigali Convention Centre (Rwanda) during the African Microfinance Week 2021. Although on-site attendance is recommended, it can also be attended remotely. Note that Covid-19 compliant sanitary measures will be strictly enforced at the conference venue in Rwanda.
The African Finance Cybersecurity Conference will consist of 2 tracks:
- Information Sharing & ACRC - Thursday 21st of October from 8.30 am – 6.00 pm & Friday 22nd from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Research & Education – Thursday 21st of October from 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm & Friday 22nd from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Registration for On-site participation opens September 15th and closes on October 4th. Pre-registration is required for remote participation, and registration will be confirmed by ACRC.
Registration for remote participation opens September 15th and closes October 20th.
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Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2021
The sixth edition of SICW will take place from 4 to 8 October 2021, under the theme of “Living with COVID19 – Reimagining digital security risks and opportunities”. COVID-19 has accelerated digitalisation and resulted in a growing dependence on technology, but this has also increased our exposure to cyber attacks. While a handful of countries have started on the bumpy road to recovery, most are experiencing a resurgence in infections. Living with COVID-19 will be a prolonged reality that the global community has to come to terms with. As private and public stakeholders reposition themselves or recalibrate policies to promote digitalisation, what are the digital and cyber risks involved and how should we manage them? Amidst these risks, what are the new digital opportunities that did not exist pre-COVID-19? How can countries and organisations leverage these opportunities? These and many other questions will be tackled at SICW 2021.
Alongside the shift of business meetings towards a hybrid model, CSA will be organising SICW 2021 as a combination of inter-linked physical and virtual meetings that will allow key leaders from governments, industry, academia and non-government organisations to explore the future of cyberspace cooperation from a broader range of perspectives.
C3SA Webinar “Identifying cyber threats and risks in SSA”
Exposure to cyberspace comes with a lot of opportunities and many dangers. Very often, members of the public have challenges identifying the threatening and the risky situations they are exposed to. The aim of this webinar is to describe and explain the main and emerging threats and risks to the lives of individual members of the public, and to suggest ways to identify an attack or a risky situation. The webinar will discuss malware, social engineering, denial of services, and intrusions; with risks ranging from, cybercrime (Fraud, privacy infringements, defacement, and vandalism) cross-border cyber-criminality, cyberterrorism, and cyberwarfare.
Through the various speaker's interventions, the session will discuss and assess key questions around cyber threats, cyber surveillance and cybercrimes in SSA such as the following:
- What are the main cyber threats to general members of the public in SSA? (In different spaces e.g., individual community member, professional, and enjoying leisure)
- What are the main cyber threats to businesses in SSA? (e.g., On-site, and Remote work, trusted professional network, etc.)
- What is the state of cyber-surveillance, cyber espionage, cyberterrorism, and cyber warfare in SSA?
- What are the most frequent cybercrimes and their impacts on SSA people, economies and countries?
The event will take place online the 28th of September at 10:00-12:00 SAST.
Roundtable on Implementing Digital Transformation – A Case for Cyber Cooperation
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation America and Research ICT Africa, are organizing a Roundtable on Implementing Digital Transformation - A Case for Cyber Cooperation on October 6 at 15:00-16:30 SAST.
This roundtable will focus on refining the understanding of the imperative of inclusive digital transformation and the concomitant security implications and risks of this transformation in Africa. Furthermore, to examine ways in which these concerns can be addressed, speakers will provide examples of initiatives related to SDG 16 and 17 (and other SDG targets) being undertaken in multilateral and multistakeholder cooperation frameworks, that are currently contributing to a more equitable, secure and stable cyberspace.
GFCE Southeast Asia Regional Meeting
At the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2021, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) Singapore will host the first ever GFCE Southeast Asia Regional Meeting on Thursday 7th October 2021 at 09:00 - 11:30 local Singapore time (01:00-3:30 UTC).
The inaugural GFCE Southeast Asia Regional Meeting 2021 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 cyber capacity-building landscape in Southeast Asia as well as collaborative opportunities to enhance coordinated capacity-building efforts in the region.
This is a hybrid event, with both in-person and virtual speakers and audience. Online access to this event is provided through registration on the SICW Virtual Platform.
Cybersecurity Conference 2021
The purpose of the conference is to exchange best practices and experiences in fields such as strengthening the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure in the digital single market in the event of cyberattacks, cyber crisis management in the EU, and cyber diplomacy and cybersecurity in the Western Balkans.
The conference will be attended by directors, ambassadors and cyber-security advisers from EU member states and the Western Balkans, as well as representatives of companies, academia and research, and public employees.