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25 Oct, 2022

Online

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.

20-21 September 2022

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.

28 Jun, 2022

Online

The Status of Cybersecurity Capacity in the South African Public Sector

10:00-11:30 (SAST)

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.

28 Jun, 2022

Online

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)

9-10 May 2022

Podgorica, Montenegro

DCAF Regional Conference on Cybersecurity Capacity Building

The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) is organising In cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration of the Government of Montenegro its Regional Conference on Cybersecurity Capacity Building. The event will take place the 9-10 May 2022, in Podgorica, Montenegro. The conference is organised within DCAF’s regional project ‘Good Governance in Cybersecurity in the Western Balkans’, funded by the United Kingdom’s Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO).

This conference will gather cybersecurity experts from the Western Balkan region and across Europe. It aims to provide those involved in cybersecurity trainings an opportunity to exchange best practices, ideas and experiences on planning cybersecurity education, on improving cyber-readiness through strategic training and on-the-job learning of cybersecurity experts, in developing university-level courses in cybersecurity and educational programmes for high school students, as well as explore new opportunities of regional cooperation.

8 Feb, 2022

Online

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

6 - 8 June 2022

Atlanta and Online, United States

Demystifying Cybersecurity: Integrated Approaches to Developing Career Pathways

This year’s theme inspires presentations that take a holistic view of cybersecurity risks that considers the dimensions of people, process, and technology and includes a comprehensive approach to the development of career pathway systems that address the lifecycle of a learner from early education through a life-long career in cybersecurity.

NICE Conference & Expo: Demystifying Cybersecurity will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA. To ensure the comfort and well-being of our attendees, proper safety guidelines will be implemented as well as providing an option for guests to attend the conference virtually.

8 - 12 November 2021

Online, United Kingdom

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

27 Oct, 2021

Online

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

21 - 22 October, 2021

Kigali (Rwanda) and Online, Rwanda

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.

For further information, you can contact bekitah@cyber4africa.org

6 Oct, 2021

Online

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.

14 Sep, 2021

Online

Regional Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and Training (RICET)

RICET, or the Regional Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and Training, is a collaborative effort to build and strengthen a foundation in cybersecurity education, training, and workforce for the Americas. This event provides an opportunity for community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a curriculum for the current and future cybersecurity workforce. This event is hosted by Florida International University and the Organization of American States.

The inaugural RICET Conference will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 14th from 12 – 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese.

Conference Panels:
Curriculum Development (includes K-12): This panel will examine the best practices in cybersecurity curriculum development from across the Western Hemisphere. The discussion will center on how to best utilize the NICE framework in building cybersecurity career pathways beginning with K-12 and through the college/university systems.
Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce: This panel will examine new angles to diversifying the cybersecurity workforce including targeting traditionally underrepresented populations. This includes neurodivergent learners, women, and those from non-technical academic backgrounds. Case examples from across the Western Hemisphere will be highlighted emphasizing new and innovative approaches to solving the cybersecurity workforce gap.
Reskilling and Upskilling: This panel will examine solutions on how to keep learners, including employees, prepare throughout their lifetime learning given the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Best practices in upskilling and reskilling will be offered to quickly transition workers from non-cybersecurity roles into cybersecurity roles.

20 Jul, 2021

Online

Workshop: Good Practice Guide to Developing Academic Degrees in Cyber Security

The workshop aims to present the main aspects covered in the "Good Practice Guide to Developing Academic Degrees in Cyber Security” that is being developed with support from Gates Foundation and led by CREST. The guide aims to support academic institutions in their efforts to establish university degrees and education programmes in cyber security.

27 Jul, 2021

Online

Webinar | The cybersecurity vulnerabilities of people in Sub-Saharan Africa

This webinar explores the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of people in SSA and makes recommendations for people and policymakers that enable frugal but effective individual cybersecurity practices.

Sub-Saharan Africa is a place where more than a billion strong, young, and dynamic people live. It is a space where most people have some knowledge of the new technologies and the cyberspace that they enable. They know how to use them to connect to friends and family, have fun, study, work, and look for opportunities. The cyber landscape of sub-Saharan Africa is still in its infancy, with an infrastructure still in the process of being developed, unclear cybersecurity strategies, poor cybersecurity regulations and standards, poor cybersecurity awareness and education, and questionable cybersecurity mindsets. These are vulnerabilities at the level of a country or a region. They suggest that individual computer and internet users are particularly exposed to cyber threats and risks. However, it is not specifically clear how exposed they are and the impact of that exposure on themselves and the rest of society. This webinar aims to identify the main vulnerabilities in the device (hardware, software, and platforms) and Internet usage (behaviour and practices) of individuals in SSA. Vulnerability in this situation stems from the exposure of individuals’ personal (Home and mobile), professional (Office + School), and sociocultural (Family, friends, and societies) critical domains to prying eyes. The aim is to describe, explain and suggest remedies to main vulnerabilities.

19 May, 2021

Online

European Cybersecurity Skills Summit

The first ever European Cybersecurity Skills Summit will take place in a virtual format. Major industry CEOs and policy-makers, as well as representatives of the younger generation, are expected to attend. The opening talk will be joined by Emil IVOV, the Founder of Jitsi.

The summit supports the Paris Call and the implementation of the European Skills Agenda, as a part of Europe’s Digital Decade, to ensure that people have the right skills for jobs.

The idea of the summit is based on recommendations that emerged from a large consultation led by the Youth IGF in 2020. It involved youth, market and policy actors that tried to understand the market, challenges and approaches in addressing the cybersecurity skills gap in Europe.

The Summit, will be new way of approaching cybersecurity skills in Europe that will create better opportunities for the younger generations in term of professional development, social utility and participation in the digital transformation of societies

The main goal of the Summit is to create better opportunities for the young in the cybersecurity area by helping to eliminate the cybersecurity skills gap.

Registration opens on 20 April at www.cyberskills.today- don’t miss out!