We are happy to invite you to a session on Cyber in the Development Agenda – an Idea Whose Time Has Come – by Economic & Trade Mission at the Israeli Embassy in the US.
Date and Time
Wed, April 21, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM IST
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Registration to this event is free.
About this Event
While cybersecurity has sometimes been seen as a “rich world problem,” that’s starting to change. This webinar will address the following issues:
- What is the current status of cybersecurity in the development agenda, and is there still resistance in the donor community to embrace the importance of cybersecurity?
- Why is it time for both donors and aid recipients to elevate the importance of cybersecurity in the development community’s priority stack?
- Why is cybersecurity important to promote digital trust?
- Why is it in the interests of the developed world that developing countries are cyber secure?
- How should donors incorporate cybersecurity into their agenda? One option is to have cyber as a separate topic with particular cyber projects. The second option is to bake cyber into existing development projects instead of leaving it isolated as a separate specialization. Which option is better and why?
- How do we build up cybersecurity capacities in developing countries in a way that creates something sustainable, as opposed to a project that will collapse after donors leave?
- What are some of the leading cybersecurity initiatives donors are funding?
Chris Painter, President of The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation; Commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace; and former Obama White House Cyber Director and Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the U.S. Department of State
- General (Res.) Yaron Rosen, former Chief of Staff of IDF Cyber Command, and Co-founder of Toka, a leader in implementing cyber development projects for major donors
- Roi Shaposhnik, Corporate Development, Israel Aerospace Industries Cyber Center of Excellence, which addresses “national grade” cyber challenges
- Lior Tabansky, Head of research development, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University
- Steven Burns, Chief, Energy and Critical Infrastructure, Europe and Eurasia at USAID
- Mark Williams, Global Practice Manager, Digital Development Program, World Bank
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