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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

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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.
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Past webinars:
16 February, 2021
By our partner centre C3SA:

The sub-Saharan African cybersecurity 'parabellum' - User Data Protection & Privacy


10 November, 2020

Cybersecurity Capacity Building for the 4th Industrial Revolution – What are the core elements?


8th October, 2020

Cybersecurity Awareness – A Global Snapshot

Moderator: Prof Basie von Solms (Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford, University of Johannesburg)


  • Africa Cyber Fellows Meetings, Mauritius/London (2019)
  • Africa Endeavor (US AFRICOM), Cape Verde (August 2018)
  • APT Cybersecurity Forum, Seoul (September 2018)
  • Chatham House “Cybersecurity in the Commonwealth” Meetings, London/Addis Ababa (2018-2020)
  • Chatham House Cybersecurity Conference, London (June 2019)
  • Chevening Fellows Western Balkan and India meetings, London/Oxford (2016-2020)
  • CTO Conference, London (June 2018)
  • Cybercrime Conference Cambridge (July 2018)
  • CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders Foresight (2018-2019)
  • CYBERSEC Global (2017-2018)
  • CyFy, New Delhi (2015 and 2020) Video of CMM presentation 2020
  • EuroDIG, Burssels and Tallinn (2016 and 2017)
  • EU Cyber Direct "Closing the Gap" Conference, online (July 2020)
  • EU Cyber Forum, Brussels (April 2019)
  • Expert Workshop on Multistakeholder Approaches to National Cybersecurity Strategy Development, London (March 2019)
  • FCO Commonwealth Cyber Programme Implementers' Meetings, London (October 2018-2020)
  • FCO International Cybersecurity Capacity Building Conference, London (September 2019)
  • Freeths Specialist Panel Discussion on Cyber Resilience for Now and Tomorrow (September 2020)
  • GCSCC Annual Conference, Oxford (2014-2019)
  • GCSCC-OCSC Annual Conference, Melbourne (February 2020)
  • George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Program in Cyber Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2015-2019)
  • GFCE Annual Meeting, The Hague/Washington D.C./Brussels/Singapore/Addis Ababa/Online (2015-2020)
  • GFCE Pacific Regional Meeting, Melbourne (February 2020)
  • GFCE V Meetings, online (April-June 2020)
  • GFCE Working Group Meeting, The Hague/Singapore (2018-2019)
  • GigaNet Annual Symposium (2020) presentation slides
  • Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), Seoul/The Hague/New Delhi (2013-2017)
  • International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems, CYBER, Athens (2018)

  • Internet Governance Forum, João Pessoa/Guadalajara/Geneva/Paris/Berlin (2015-2019)
  • ITU National Cybersecurity Strategy Regional Workshops, Skopje/Tunis/Melbourne (2019-2020)
  • ITU Cyber Drill, Cyprus (2018)
  • ITU Cyber Drill Global "Cyber Crisis Management Planning: How to reduce Cyber Risk and increase national Cyber Resilience" (October 2020)
  • OAS-GCSCC Cybersecurity and Democratic Processes Workshop, Oxford (February 2019)
  • OAS-GCSCC Preliminary CMM review results validation workshop, Brasilia (March 2019)
  • OAS Regional Report presentation (2016 and 2020)
  • OSCE Cyber-ICT Security Day (June 2020)
  • OSCE Inter-Regional Conference on Cyber/ICT Security, Seoul (May 2019)
  • Parliamentarians from Commonwealth Countries, by the Commonwealth Parliamentarians Association and the Oxford Martin School, Oxford (February 2020)
  • Research ICT Africa workshop for the establishment of a Cyber Policy Centre in the Global South, Stellenbosch (2018)
  • RightsCon, San Francisco and Tunis (2016 and 2019)
  • THREAT 2019, Johannesburg (June 2019)
  • TPRC48 Conference (2021)
  • UN HQ Conference, New York (May 2019)
  • UNIDIR-CSIS workshop “The Role of Regional Organizations in Strengthening Cybersecurity and Stability: Experiences and Opportunities”, Geneva (January 2019)
  • University of Cape Town, Cyber Security Conference, Cape Town (July 2019)
  • World Bank ECOWAS Cyber Security Clinic, Accra (October 2018)
  • World Bank, Digital Development Learning Days, Washington D.C. (June 2019)
  • WSIS Forum, Geneva (2016-2019)