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European Cyber Agora

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April 23 - 24, 2024
All Day Event
Brussels, Belgium

Event Description

23 April, 16:45-17:00, Cyber Community Spotlight Session

Sustaining Core Internet Capabilities for the Common Good | Global Cyber Alliance

Core cybersecurity capabilities serve as the bedrock upon which our connected world thrives. From network operations, to policy tools, operational organisations, and open-source code, these core capabilities are critical to the online experience people are accustomed to. Despite their critical work, there are limited funding mechanisms available to non-for-profit organisations sustaining many of these capabilities, hindering their ability to operate and posing risks to the Internet’s availability and security. The Common Good Cyber initiative was launched in Washington D.C. in February 2024 and intends to identify and implement sustainable models for supporting groups, organisations and individuals involved in critical cybersecurity functions for the broader Internet community. The session will introduce the initiative and the roadmap for its implementation.

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin and Chair of the Board of Directors at Global Cyber Alliance

24 April, 13:00-14:00, Parallel Sessions

Workshop 8: Forging Cyber Resilient Futures: A GC3B Reflective Exploration

Embark on a journey of reflection and foresight in this panel dedicated to the critical theme of cyber capacity building. Inspired by the rich discussions at the Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B) in 2023, our distinguished panelists will unravel the intricacies of the conference’s four pillars: Cyber Resilience for Development, Collaboration to Secure the Digital Ecosystem, Cyber Capacity Building for the Stability and Security of the Digital Environment, and Solutions for Safeguarding Development from Digital Risks and Threats.

This session is a nuanced exploration that not only reviews the insights gleaned from GC3B but propels us into the future. Anticipate a dynamic dialogue as experts draw upon the conference’s goals, seeking to catalyze global action for cyber resilience in international development.

Tereza Horesjsova, Outreach Manager, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

Nayia Barmpaliou, Executive Director, Cyber Lab International
Erna Catic, Policy Officer, Cyber Security Sector, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Irene Grohsmann, Political Affairs Officer, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Galia Nurko, Director of Strategy and Development at the Global Cyber Alliance
Nikolas Ott, Senior Manager, European Government Affairs, Microsoft