Civil Society Briefing and Needs Assessment on the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime
13:45 - 14:45 (GMT+1)
The overall objective of this event is to engage with Civil Society Organizations, NGOs, Private Sector and Academia, on the implementation of the “Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes” and its multistakeholder engagement and to jointly discuss areas of possible further coordination and to identify the needs of Civil Society Organizations to continue to meaningfully engage in the Ad Hoc Committee on ”Cybercrime”.
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.
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
Americas Regional Forum for international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence
The Americas Regional Forum will be an opportunity to assess the progress achieved at policy level in the region of Latin America and the Carribean and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and practical experience on current threats and investigation tools. The event will offer the participants a chance to expand their knowledge on the procedures and tools brought by the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime.
It is expected to build on the results achieved following the 2017 Hemispheric Forum by contributing to:
• Sharing experiences among participants about new cybercrime trends and ways to tackle cybercrime at a regional and international level;
• Promoting the signature and future ratification of the Second Additional Protocol and offering further insights on capacity building needs in relation to the future implementation of the provisions of the Protocol;
• Facilitating international cooperation between criminal justice authorities of countries in the region, building cyber-capacity and promoting the embracing of international standards in the field.
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.
International Conference on Promoting the role of women in preventing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrime
The International conference on promoting the role of women in preventing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrime is expected to build on the experiences gained through the capacity building activities implemented by the Council of Europe Cybercrime Programme Office as well as existing research by the Council of Europe and other stakeholders by contributing to:
• Showcasing women’s roles as criminal justice practitioners combatting cybercrime;
• Sharing experiences among participants of building women’s capacity to engage actively in the criminal justice response to cybercrime;
• Preventing cybercrime against women and ensuring women can access effective remedies when they become victims of cybercrime;
• Identifying how to further promote women’s role in the global fight against cybercrime.
Workshop on channels and avenues for international cooperation in cybercrime
The GLACY+ project will organise a Workshop on channels and avenues for international cooperation in cybercrime, on 17 - 18 October, in the Hague, Netherlands. The workshop falls under the specific focus of the GLACY+ Project aimed at strengthening international cooperation between police forces in different countries, judicial authorities and service providers. Participants will increase their understanding on how to use the formal and informal cooperation channels related to mutual legal assistance and cybercrime investigations, with reference to the networks established under the Budapest Convention and other networks established for similar purposes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting it right: EU multi-stakeholder dialogue on the UN cybercrime treaty negotiation
13:00 to 14:00 CEST.
The EU Cyber Direct - EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative together with the European Commission and the European External Action Service organise the online meeting ‘Getting it right: EU multi-stakeholder dialogue on the UN cybercrime treaty negotiation’.
The United Nations negotiation of a new cybercrime treaty convenes for its second session (30 May – 10 June 2022) with the demanding task of discussing general provisions as well as criminalisation, procedural measures and law enforcement clauses. As this is the first time the UN Member States are negotiating a binding legal framework on cybercrime, the stakes are high on the scope and impact this work will have in regulating online activity and shaping international criminal justice cooperation in the digital era.
A building block to this process is the meaningful participation of diverse voices from the multi-stakeholder community and the incorporation of their input in the discussion. The European Union and its Member States have developed their contribution and, building on previous consultations, would invite an exchange of views with civil society organisations, the private sector and academia as the negotiation continues.
This virtual event will provide a venue to share insights on the EU position and stimulate a debate with non-governmental stakeholders to consult their perspectives about specific provisions and aspects of the negotiation.
31st UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ31)
From 16 to 20 May, civil society organizations and UN member states will gather in Vienna and online for the annual session of the CCPCJ.
Amid a busy season of meetings for the Vienna-based crime-focused diplomatic community, at the CCPCJ member states will consider four draft resolutions. Given the thematic focus on cybercrime in the plenary agenda and the ongoing negotiations on a new cybercrime treaty at the UN, the UK’s resolution on ‘effective national legal frameworks to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse’ will be particularly topical and shaped by the context of the treaty negotiation.
- On the 16th of May at 12:15 CEST, one of the sessions will focus on "The importance of including external perspectives in the negotiations on a UN #cybercrime treaty" with speakers Ian Tennant, H.E. Ms. Faouzia Boumaiza Mebraki, H.E. Troy Lulashnyk, Louise Marie Hurel, Joyce Hakmeh, Summer Walker and Eric do Val Lacerda Sogocio.
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.