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11 Jul 2023


Webinar: Effective Implementation of the CIS Benchmarks and CIS Controls

To ensure effective implementation of the CIS Benchmarks and CIS Controls, as part of the CIS SecureSuite Membership package, this webinar will teach you how to prioritize your security program to meet the requirements of regulatory and compliance frameworks with the CIS Critical Security Controls and CIS Benchmarks, as well as how to assess and implement secure configurations at scale. A CIS SecureSuite Membership can help you to secure your organization, systems, and data to protect against cyber-attacks.

What you’ll learn about:

- How CIS globally recognized security best practices are developed
- How you can automate system configuration assessment and track it over time with CIS-CAT Pro Assessor and Dashboard
- When you may need to customize configuration policies, and how you can do that on CIS WorkBench
- How to save time by remediating system configurations at scale with CIS Build Kits
- How to collaboratively track your organization's CIS Controls implementation and identify opportunities for improvement
- Bring your questions and get ready for a deep-dive into the CIS SecureSuite Membership resources.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 - 29 Sep, 2021


Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit

The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies.

6 May, 2021


Securing a Shifting Landscape: A Conversation with the Cybersecurity Tech Accord on Escalating Nation State Threats Online

This event features a panel discussion on how the technology industry is navigating escalating nation state conflict and threats in cyberspace and how the public and private sectors can work together on these issues. The discussion will build on the findings in a recent report produced by the Cybersecurity Tech Accord in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, and feature expert voices from across the technology industry addressing a pressing issue.

8 Apr, 2021


The Weakest Link? Digital Technology and Cyber Security Capacity Building in the Global South

The world gets more interconnected, and the dependency of cyberspace and its infrastructure is now evident in most sectors. As the cyber domain is only as strong as the weakest link – there is a need for building security standards across countries to minimize threats.

Cyber threats and risks are particularly challenging for developing countries and nations affected by conflict and fragility. Therefore, there is a need for specific efforts toward those countries, as they are developing digital and physical infrastructures while being characterized by weak institutions, poor governance mechanisms, and limited resources. More info to come.

The webinar is part of the research project C3SA, and is connected to NUPI's Centre for Cyber Security Studies.

26 May, 2021


Cyber Trends 2021

Now in its fifth year, Cyber Trends draws on the experience of industry practitioners, government representatives, and researchers to examine the current trends and what is on the horizon for the cybersecurity ecosystem, across the UK and around the world.

This year the debates will consider the impact of the global pandemic on the current and future cyber scene. We are at a critical juncture where new trends are appearing and transformative initiatives are taking place.

16 Mar, 2021


Cybersecurity in Railways: Building a Resilient Railway Infrastructure Together

2021 marks the European Year of Rail - the European Commission initiative highlights the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field. Cybersecurity is a key requirement to enable railways to deploy and exploit the full extent of a connected, digital paradigm.

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, and ERA, the EU Agency for Railways, have joined forces to organise a virtual Conference on Rail Cybersecurity. The conference will bring together experts to discuss the latest cybersecurity developments and challenges that the sector is facing. The aim is to foster the dialogue among railway organisations, policymakers, industry, researchers, and standardization and certification organizations.

The conference is divided into four sessions, where panellists and attendants will be able to discuss different topics:

Policy developments
Standards and certification for the railway sector
Results from research and innovation
Ways to share information and how to cooperate towards a more cyber secure railway sector in the EU.

18 Mar, 2021


CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders’ Foresight 2021

CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders’ Foresight 2021 will follow the leitmotif of the CYBERSEC Global 2020: Together Against Adversarial Internet. Since the very beginning of the humankind, every innovation has transformed our lives and the Internet is not an exception. Those inventions are also accompanied by a plethora of threats which need to be addressed for the wellbeing and secure future of the global society.

The main topics of CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders’ Foresight 2021 will follow the four traditional CYBERSEC thematic streams, as well as a separate section dedicated to EU digital policies.

14 Dec, 2020


Security Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI) Conference

With an aim to multiply the Cybersecurity research & product development in India, National Centre of Excellence for Cybersecurity Technology Development and Product Entrepreneurship, a joint initiative of DSCI and the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), is organizing a first-ever virtual 'Security Education, Research and Innovation Conference (SERI) 2020' at DSCI's flagship event, AISS 2020.

SERI, an acronym for Security Education, Research, and Innovation, has been conceptualized to provide a world-class platform for academicians, researchers, engineers, industrial participants, and students to showcase their cutting-edge research work in diverse Cybersecurity domains with the global experts. The conference aims to give visibility to such high-quality research highlighting the challenges in the newly emerging security field. The selected papers will be presented and published in the conference proceedings.

Join the virtual conference to:

Explore the latest research, trends, and innovations in Cybersecurity
Connect & network with the prestigious researchers & security experts from across the globe
Establish new research collaborations to nurture promising business outcomes

26 Nov, 2020 8.30 - 10am CET


Digital Security and Economic Recovery

The online high-level event ‘Digital Security and Economic Recovery: Boosting Confidence and Productivity through Secure Digital Technology’ is organised by DiploFoundation and the Swiss Confederation as part of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. The event will be opened with a keynote address by Swiss Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer. A dialogue, moderated by Mr Jovan Kurbalija (DiploFoundation), will follow with high-level officials from leading global companies: Ms Sabine Keller-Busse (UBS), Mr Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky), Mr Jeremy Thompson (Huawei), and Mr Casper Klynge (Microsoft). This high-level event will discuss how the fragmented regulatory environment impacts the security of digital products and services, including those in supply chains. It aims to clarify possible collaborative responses from both industry and governments on how to facilitate financial and economic recovery through trusted digital technologies. The event is organised as part of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace (, which has been discussing industry roles and responsibilities with the aim to establish globally shared best practices and baseline requirements for the security of digital products and services.