2 days, 4 pillars, +35 sessions, +100 speakers
Theme: Cyber resilience for development
The program sessions are based on 4 pillars:
Making international development cyber resilient, will make the case for mainstreaming cyber resilience into the international development agenda as a core enabler of digital, economic, and social development. It will discuss the dividends of embracing cyber resilience as an integral part of development cooperation and will foster a better understanding of the added value of incorporating cyber resilience across the strategic priorities of developing countries.
Collaborating to secure the digital ecosystem, will scale public-private collaboration and multi-stakeholder cooperation to address systemic challenges and vulnerabilities critical to securing the digital ecosystem. It will spotlight two critical areas where such collaborations are needed to advance sustainable cyber resilience for development: (1) narrowing the cybersecurity workforce/skills gap, and (2) protecting critical infrastructure and essential services.
Cyber capacity building (CCB) for stability and security, will address and support the role that cyber capacity building can play in strengthening the links between international security and sustainable development, and in contributing to an open, secure, stable, accessible, and peaceful ICT environment. The Conference can raise awareness of, and support, ongoing work at the UN relevant to the framework for responsible State behavior and protecting the digital environment, including through the expansion of capacity building efforts.
The cross-cutting, horizontal pillar, operationalizing solutions, will leverage good practices, tools, and solutions from cyber capacity building to de-risk and facilitate sustainable, inclusive, and demand-driven development. This horizontal pillar will be focused on advancing practical solutions that are of immediate assistance to those working in the field, protecting their development work from digital risks and threats. It can also cater to showcasing more demand-driven cybersecurity and capacity building solutions or practical initiative
In addition, there are regional sessions and special sessions, which are indicated in the session title. Please note that the numbers of the pillars correspond with the numbers of the program sessions. The program may undergo slight adjustments, the website will always reflect the latest program.