The United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are pleased to announce that the 4th Annual UNICC Common Secure Conference and the 5th Annual UNDP Cybersecurity for Developing Nations Conference will take place as an onsite event in Valencia, Spain, from the 3rd to 7th of October 2022. The Conference will include a Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) Technical Colloquium.
The purpose of the conference is to share best practices, develop synergies and enhance collaboration within the UN system and with National and International Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). Thought leaders will share innovation and knowledge among participants, including UN Agencies, national cybersecurity experts, industry and academia. During the conference, UNICC and UNDP will deliver Security Incident Response Training, based on the FIRST curriculum. The conference will conclude with a Capture the Flag (CTF) exercise for technical audiences and Tabletop exercises for cybersecurity practitioners.
UN thought leaders and practitioners from:
Asian Development Bank, European Investment Bank, IAEA, UNDP, UNICC, WFP, WIPO, WTO and other members of UNICC’s Common Secure Threat Intel Network group.
Other speakers from:
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Cyber Security Centre (UK-NCSC), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), National Cryptologic Centre (CCN), Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI), SANS Institute, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and a host of private sector companies.
Interested participants should have a fundamental understanding of technology and cybersecurity. As attendance is free and the number of seats is limited, preference will be given to National CERTs, female ICT/cybersecurity practitioners as well as students and professors from university computer/engineering departments, ICT professionals from the UN, governments, academia or NGOs.
The UN General Assembly formed UNICC in 1971 to build common information technology solutions for the UN family. UNICC provides secure, cost effective and resilient cybersecurity solutions by leveraging economies of scale to ensure that scarce cybersecurity resources are utilized efficiently across the UN system.
UNICC has a mezzanine view of UN cyber threats, collaborating with its Partner Organizations to provide innovation, information sharing, training and expertise across public and private sectors.
UNICC won the prestigious CSO50 award twice (2017 and 2020).
UN leaders formed UNDP in 1966, which continues to play a transformational role in reducing poverty, empowering women, creating jobs and protecting the environment in the 170 countries where it works.
UNDP is a world class leader in cybersecurity, with ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 22301 certifications.
UNDP considers security incident response a critical capability and contributes to its development by partnering with UNICC and FIRST to deliver security incident response trainings.
UNDP won the prestigious CSO50 Award seven times - more than any other organization, as well as the CIO Magazine Future Edge 50 Award in 2021.