Wednesday, 10 March, 2021, 14.00 UTC
Stakeholder Engagement in Cyber Policy
This webinar, co-organised by the GCSCC and Global Partners Digital, brings together actors from government, regional organisations, academia and civil society to share their experiences from engaging with stakeholders in cyber policy making and its value. But in particular they will discuss the challenges that exist and what has been reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic and then provide ideas for alternative solutions for engagement and how these can inform integrative policy making also post pandemic.
- Kerry-Ann Barrett, Organization of American States (CICTE Cybersecurity Program)
- Geraldine Mugumya, National Information and Technology Authority - Uganda
- Nthabiseng Pule, Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA)
- Daniela Schnidrig, Global Partners Digital
- Cynthia Wright, MITRE Corporation
To register: https://cs-ox-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodO2rqDMjGNddOMFjONFb-Ws-JJPlSGma
Thursday, 11 March, 2021, 17.00 UTC
Organised by the Oxford Martin School
Emerging technology and systemic risk – maintaining a secure and resilient digital infrastructure as we build back better
Speakers: Professor Sadie Creese (GCSCC), Dr Jamie Saunders (GCSCC) & Professor Sir Charles Godfray in conversation
The pandemic has accelerated digitisation across many sectors of the economy and society. It is hard to imagine how many countries could have implemented lockdown measures to control the virus without the availability of digital technology to maintain at least a degree of economic and social activity. This technology has been remarkably resilient in the face of the increased demand. While there has been a perceptible increase in criminal activity seeking to exploit our increased dependence on IT during the pandemic, overall our systems and networks have held up well. This provides some confidence that the significant investment that government and business have made in operational resilience and cybersecurity over the past 10 years have paid off. However, future technology will bring a digital world of increased complexity, pace, scale and interdependence that will overwhelm many of the risk mitigations that are currently deployed. Without interventions now, it will be difficult to maintain the integrity of and trust in the technology on which we increasingly depends.
How confident can we be that the technology will prove equally resilient and secure in the event of a future major shock? In particular, is our collective approach to managing cyber risks sustainable in the face of the major technology trends taking place in the near future? Join Professor Sadie Creese and Dr Jamie Saunders, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), as they discuss this with Professor Sir Charles Godfray and the steps that need to be taken by technologists, businesses, government and the international community to ensure that our digital infrastructure can continue to provide the level of resilience and security we need.
To register and watch live: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/emerging-technology-systemic-risk
To watch later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiEgaHllzRQ&feature=youtu.be
10 November, 2020
Cybersecurity Capacity Building for the 4th Industrial Revolution – What are the core elements?
- Dr Marthie Grobler (Deputy Director, Software and Computational Systems, CSIRO, Victoria, Australia):
- Dr Jaco du Toit (Deputy Director, Centre for Cyber Security, University of Johannesburg, SA)
- Kerry-Ann Barrett (Cyber Security Policy Specialist, Organization of American States, USA) link to OAS Report on Critical Infrastructures
- Prof Sadie Creese (Director, GCSCC, University of Oxford) link to Foresight Report
8th October, 2020
Cybersecurity Awareness – A Global Snapshot
Moderator: Prof Basie von Solms (Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford, University of Johannesburg)