4.15. Volunteerism and other innovative approaches to building skills in cyber-poor environments


18:00 - 19:00


Adlon 2

Recording of session 4.15

CyberPeace Institute

Cyber-poor environments – public or private entities that lack expertise or dedicated resources to address cyber threats – face significant challenges in attracting, training, and retaining cybersecurity talent. Skills-based volunteering and other innovative approaches have emerged to address this challenge and close the cybersecurity skills gap. Cyber volunteers have already proven their value by assisting nonprofits worldwide. Such volunteering initiatives should be scaled up to
address the needs of the most vulnerable communities.

  • What innovative solutions exist to secure vulnerable environments against cyber threats and bridge their cyber talent gap?
  • How can governments, companies, and investors scale up such initiatives and spur further innovation to foster cyber resilience?