FIRST Supported Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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It is generally agreed that the internet is essential to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Implied is a free, open, and secure internet. FIRST members have promoted these values for more than 20 Years; in particular FIRST members have substantially contributed to keeping the internet secure. But IT security goes further than just a secure internet. Many of the SDGs have a direct dependence on the work of FIRST members.

Cybersecurity-focused policy analysis

Andrew Cormack has done an initial analysis as part of IGF 2017 Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity (2017), Annex 2: CENB Phase I & II Cybersecurity-focused policy analysis (available as PDF) exploring the impact of the work by Security teams on the SDGs: