18-20 October, 2022
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
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.
13-15 September 2022
The Hague, Netherlands (the)
GFCE Annual Meeting 2022
The GFCE Annual Meeting 2022 in the Hague will bring the GFCE Community together in person for the first time after almost three years to reflect on the GFCE's developments and activities, explore the GFCE's coordination role in identified areas (e.g. gender, UN processes, regions), and exchange ideas or updates on key topics.
The three-day Annual Meeting will take place at The Hague Conference Centre and there will be several networking opportunities arranged for all participants.
28 November - 2 December
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2022)
The 17th IGF, under the overarching theme Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future, will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but it will also be hosted in a hybrid format.
The meeting programme is guided by five themes drawn from the Global Digital Compact in the UN Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda report.
The IGF 2022 Call for Session Proposals invites stakeholders to propose sessions on those themes and is open until 3 June 2022.
19 - 21 July 2022
Lilongwe and Online, Malawi
Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) 2022
The Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) will be hosted by the Government of Malawi under the overarching theme Internet for human resilience and solidarity. The programme was built around the four main thematic tracks: (1) Affordable and meaningful access; (2) Cybersecurity, privacy and personal data protection; (3) Digital skills & human capacity development; (4) Digital infrastructure.
The 2022 AFIGF will feature discussions on some of today’s most pressing Internet governance and digital policy issues. The programme includes over 52 sessions grouped into four main thematic tracks.
AfIGF is a platform for an inclusive multilateral, multi-stakeholder and multilingual discussion on issues pertinent to the Internet and its governance in Africa. First organised in 2011 the African Internet Governance Forum host the five (5) regional Internet Governance Forum initiatives regions of Africa.
24 - 25 May 2022
EU Cyber Act Conference
The 2022 International Conference on the EU Cybersecurity Act has been developed to help standards community prepare for the evolution of risk-based frameworks meant to address market fragmentation in the EU. The EU Cybersecurity Act, now in the early stages of development, will eventually create a wide-ranging, independent European body of cybersecurity regulation as part of the “single digital market” goal. This landmark regulatory mandate will have a wide-ranging effect on the international standards community—now is the time to begin planning for and participating in ongoing changes.
The Cybersecurity Act will establish a European cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, services and processes. The conference will cover the potential effects on current schemes and regulatory mandates, as well as new potential candidate schemes for key industry verticals such as IoT, cloud, communications, payments, automotive, and more. Topics include 5G Standards, IoT Schemes, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Automation Control Systems (IACS), ETSI EN 303645, CEN/CENELEC JTC13 WG3, EUCC, Union Rolling Work Programme (URWP), NIS Directive, Cloud Standards, Lightweight Standards, IACS, SESIP, Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL), and Global Platform.
13 - 17 December 2021
First Substantive Session of UN OEWG
Upon the conclusion of the work of the previous Open-ended Working Group, the open-ended working group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021–2025 will be bolding start its organizational session to agree on the required organizational arrangements connected with the group.
During this session, decisions may be made to establish may decide to establish thematic subgroups, as the Member States deem necessary, with a view to fulfilling its mandate and facilitating the exchange of views among States on specific issues related to its mandate, and may decide to interact, as appropriate, with other interested parties, including businesses, non-governmental organizations and academia.
3 December 2021
Hybrid format (Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva and online)., Switzerland
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?
30 November - 3 December 2021
Freedom Online Conference 2021
The Freedom Online Conference which will be held virtually from Tuesday, 30 November to Friday, 3 December.
The Government of Finland is the Chair of the Freedom Online Coalition for 2021. This year, policymakers, civil society, business leaders, and technical experts will convene virtually to mark the Coalition’s 10-year anniversary by continuing to develop joint strategies and combine efforts to address the challenges, opportunities and potential of free, open and accessible Internet.
The Conference will focus on ‘Openness, Accessibility and Inclusion – Human Rights Online in the 2020´s’, which will be explored by a diverse group of stakeholders during panel sessions addressing the Freedom Online Coalition’s priority issues - digital inclusion, cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, and challenges by authoritarian regimes, and beyond.
26-27 October 2021
Online, Netherlands (the)
NCSC research symposium: Let’s Do Cybersecurity Research Together
The symposium will take place entirely digitally and will last both days from 13:00 to 17:00 (CEST)
More collaboration and research is needed to take cybersecurity incident response to the next level. That is why the NCSC is proud to present the upcoming research symposium: Let's do Cybersecurity Research Together. This symposium revolves around connecting multidisciplinary academic and applied research(ers) with the professionals who are involved in preventing and handling cyber security incidents on a daily basis.
The symposium offers a varied program with keynotes by Dr. Jeroen van der Ham and Dr. Stephanie de Smale of the NCSC with The Future of Cybersecurity Incident Response and Dr. Corinne Cath of the University of Oxford on her PhD research Changing Minds and Machines.
Furthermore, on the first day TNO and Leiden University will present the results of their research carried out in collaboration with the NCSC. Day two offers interesting panel discussions on The Power of Internet Standards and dcypher's community panel on cryptocommunication and automated vulnerability research.
11-12 October 2021
Cyber 2021: Overcoming the Vulnerabilities of Digital Transformation
11-12 October 2021, 1:00PM-4:00PM BST
This year’s annual cyber conference will explore the accelerated digital transformation globally, the challenges it creates for effective cyber governance and security, and how to maintain a truly global and open internet.
Join an international audience of policymakers, senior business leaders, intergovernmental and multilateral organizations and other experts to engage in discussion over two days. With a focus on interactivity, key features in the virtual environment include 1:1 networking, polling, Q&A with speakers and live analysis of results.
Themes & Topics
23 Sep, 2021
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.
4 - 8 Oct, 2021
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.
6 Oct, 2021
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.