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UNIDIR Side Event: Supply Chain Security in the Digital Age

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UNIDIR Side Event: Supply Chain Security in the Digital Age

The security of supply chains in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) is one of the most critical issues affecting individual, corporate and governmental decisions/actions.

Supply chain security is also one of the key topics on the agendas of the multilateral norm development processes related to ICT: the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) focused on developments in the field of ICT in the context of international security.

In its 2015 report, the GGE urged the States to, inter alia, ‘take reasonable steps to ensure the integrity of the supply chain so that end users can have confidence in the security of ICT products’. Based on the findings of UNIDIR’s recent report Supply Chain Security in the Cyber Age, this event will explore established and new methods of operationalizing supply chain security norms from different stakeholders’ perspectives, including governments and industry.

MODERATOR:

Giacomo Persi Paoli, Lead, UNIDIR Security and Technology Programme and co-author of the Supply Chain Security in the Cyber Age report

SPEAKERS:

Kaja Ciglic, Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft; Oleg Demidov, co-author of the Supply Chain Security in the Cyber Age report; Kathryn Jones; Cyber, Data Analytics & Crime Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom; Wang Lei (TBC), Coordinator for Cyber Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People's Republic of China; Mark Smitham, Senior Manager, EU Public Affairs, Huawei.

WHEN & WHERE:

24 February 2020, 13h15-14h45, Conference Room XI, Palais des Nations. Sandwich lunch will be provided.

PARTICIPANTS:

Limited to representatives from government, the private sector, the technical community and accredited civil society organizations.

RSVP:

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Thursday, 20 February here. Kindly note that registration is mandatory. Please contact Ms. Alisha Anand with any inquiries.

When

24 February 2020

Where

Conference Room XI, Palais des Nations