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. SInce more than 20 Years FIRST members promote these values, 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: