4.26. Thinking out of the box to inspire a new generation of cybersecurity talent


14.30 - 15.30


Chez George

Recording of session 4.26

World Economic Forum / DAI/Digital Frontiers

As cybersecurity threats exploit vulnerabilities in our digital spaces, citizens’ awareness of these threats can act as a much-needed first line of defense. Nevertheless, citizens and businesses alike still need trained cybersecurity experts who can provide guidance on how to mitigate cyber risks, implement comprehensive cybersecurity strategies, and increase cyber resilience. Yet, with a global shortfall of over 3.4 million cybersecurity workers, there is an urgent need to find innovative approaches, including hip-hop stars, bloggers, and comic strips among others, to inspire, encourage, and foster a new generation of cybersecurity talent.

  1. What innovative approaches can help bolster citizens’ and businesses’ understanding of online safety and security practices and promote good cyber hygiene practices (create a culture of cybersecurity across society)?
  2. How can such approaches not only strengthen cybersecurity awareness but also reach, inspire, and empower a new generation of cybersecurity professionals?