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International Cyber Crisis Management Regional Workshop Series

How could regional cyber crisis measures be triggered? What are the most relevant and pressing region-specific vulnerabilities and threats? To stimulate the sharing of different views and experiences on how to strengthen peace and stability in cyberspace from the regional level, the international/strategic implications of cyber crises and their management at the regional and multilateral levels, UNIDIR in partnership with regional organizations co-hosted a series of half-day regional workshops. 

These workshops covered: the relationship between the technical and political crisis management necessary in the cyber realm; cybersecurity efforts of Member States including through the implementation of norms and Member States’ expectations on the role of the UN in how regional organizations address cyber insecurity and prevent and manage cyber crisis.

Workshop 1: European Union (31 January 2022, 09:00-12:30 CET)

09:00-09:15 Welcome and opening remarks by UNIDIR and EUISS

Moderator: Ms. Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Dr. Cécile Aptel, Deputy Director, UNIDIR

Dr. Gustav Lindstrom, Director, EUISS

09:15-10:00 Panel 1: Regional Confidence Building Measures: From Norms to Regional Relevance

Moderator: Dr. Samuele Dominioni, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Ms. Joanneke Balfoort, Director, Security and Defence Division, European External Action Service

Ms. Lorena Boix Alonso, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission

Ambassador Tadeusz Chomicki, Ambassador for Cyber and Technology Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

10:15-11:00 Panel 2: Complexity of Regional Crisis: Cyber Crisis

Moderator: Ms. Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Mr. Philipp Amann, Head of EC3 Expertise and Stakeholder Management Unit

Dr. Patryk Pawlak, Brussels Executive Director and EU Cyber Direct Project Director, EUISS

11:15-12:00 Panel 3: Building Better: EU-UN Cooperation

Moderator: Dr. Andraz Kastelic, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Dr. Camino Kavanagh, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of War Studies, King's College London; Senior Advisor, UN Department of Political Affairs

Mr. Gert Auväärt, Director of Cybersecurity RIA (Estonia)

12:00-12:30 Conference closing

 

Workshop 2: African Union (2 February 2022, 09:00-12:30 CET)

09:00-09:15 Welcome and opening remarks by UNIDIR and African Union

Moderator: Ms. Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Dr. Giacomo Persi Paoli, Head of Security & Technology Programme, UNIDIR

Ms. Amazouz Souhila, African Union Commission
 

09:15-10:10 Panel 1: Complexity of Regional Crisis: Cyber Crisis

Moderator: Dr. Andraz Kastelic, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Dr. Camino Kavanagh, Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of War Studies, King's College London

Ms. Amazouz Souhila, African Union Commission
 

10:10-11:05 Panel 2: Regional Confidence Building Measures: From Norms to Regional Relevance

Moderator: Dr. Samuele Dominioni, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo, Senior Lecturer of Law and Technology, Swansea University; African Union Cyber Security Expert Group

Mr. Jean-Robert Hountomey, AFricaCERT

Mr. David Manley, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Unit, Sierra Leone
 

11:15-12:10 Panel 3: Building Better: AU-UN Cooperation

Moderator: Ms. Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Ms. Emmanuella Darkwah, International Cooperations Officer at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ghana

Mr. Tomslin Samme-Nlar, Vice Chair at ICANN (GNSO Council), Cyber Security Research
 

12:10-12:30 Workshop closing

 

Workshop 3: Organization of American States (15 February 2022, 09:30-13:00 EST)

09:30-09:45 Welcome and opening remarks by UNIDIR and OAS

Moderator: Dr. Samuele Dominioni, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Dr. Cecile Aptel, Deputy Director, UNIDIR 

Ms. Alison Treppel, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), Organization of American States
 

09:45-10:45 Panel 1: Complexity of Regional Crisis: Cyber Crisis

Moderator: Dr. Andraz Kastelic, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Mr. Lauri Luht, Head of National Situation Centre, Estonian Government Office

Mr. Diego Subero, Cybersecurity Program Officer, Organization of American States

Mr. Thomas Millar, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
 

10:45-11:45 Panel 2: Regional Confidence-Building Measures: From Norms to Regional Relevance

Moderator: Ms. Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Mr. Isaac Morales, Coordinator for Multidimensional Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chair, OAS Cyber Experts Group

Mr. Daniel McBryde, Senior Policy Advisor, Global Affairs Canada

Mr. Helio Santana, Former International Affairs Advisor at the President’s Office, Brazil
 

11:50-12:50 Panel 3: Building Better: OAS-UN Cooperation

Moderator: Dr. Giacomo Persi Paoli, Head of Programme, UNIDIR

Speakers:

Ms. Michele Markoff, Acting Coordinator for Cyber Issues, United States Department of State, Vice Chair, OAS Cyber Experts Group

Mr. Duncan B. Hollis, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law, Temple University Law School, Non-Resident Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
 

12:50-13:00 Workshop closing

 

Workshop 4: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (29 June 2022, 08:30-11:30 CEST)

08:30-08:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Indonesia and UNIDIR

Mr. Rolliansyah Soemirat, Director for ASEAN Political Security Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Dr. Cecile Aptel, Deputy Director, UNIDIR

 

08:45-09:45 Panel 1: Complexity of Regional Crisis: Cyber Crisis 

Mr. Ou Phanarith, Director, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Security of Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC), Cambodia

Dr. Fitri Bintang Timur, Senior Researcher, Department of International Relations, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia

 

09:45-10:45 Panel 2: Regional Confidence Building: from Norms to Regional Relevance

Mr. Mohamed Kheirulnaim,  Senior Assistant Director, National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), Malaysia

Mr. Koichiro Komiyama, Deputy Director of the Global Coordination Division and Manager of the Enterprise Support Group at JPCERT/CC , Japan

 

10:45- 11:45 Panel 3: Building Better: ASEAN-UN Cooperation

Mr. David Mohammad, Directorate of ASEAN Political Security Cooperation, Indonesia

 

11:45-12:30 Workshop Closing

 

Please note that this event is by invitation only. For further information please contact sectec-unidir@un.org.

When

29 June 2022

Where

Online