From the Youth IGF!

CYBERSECURITY SKILLS SUMMIT WEEK

June 20-27, 2022

 

BRINGING CYBERSECURITY SKILLS TO YOUTH

All year multistakeholder network to reduce the cybersecurity skills gap in Europe

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CyberSec Skills Summit 2022

OFFICIAL PARTNER

Swiss Confederation
Cybersecurity is on everybody’s minds today. Governments across the globe understand this, and are making cybersecurity one of the most urgent priorities on their national agenda.
 
But the term cybersecurity conceals an entire spectrum of issues and a deep need for professionals.
Microsoft EU has pointed out that, with cyber threats increasing in both frequency and complexity, Europe’s accelerating shift to a digital-first economy, and the increasing cybersecurity requirements in European legislation, the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals has never been greater.

We often make the erroneous assumption that cyber professionals hail exclusively from the IT sphere. The objective of our Cybersecurity Skills Summit Week Second Edition from 20-27 June 2022, organised by the Youth IGF and the Swiss government, is to draw attention to the importance of cross-sectoral skills in cyber. This knowledge is crucial, as the market is clearly in demand of cross-sectoral cybersecurity skills.
 
The summit is focusing on increasing awareness of cyber issues among the young and creating better youth opportunities in cybersecurity. The summit was created to help eliminate the cybersecurity skills gap in Europe.

Our objective is to develop a new way of approaching cybersecurity skills in Europe that will create better opportunities for the younger generations in terms of their professional development, social utility and participation in the digital transformation of societies.

Monday

2:30-3:30pm CET (6:30pm Jakarta/ 08:30am NYC)

20 June

MASTERCLASS

Making our kids safe online

We all care about our children and what they do during the day. We all want our kids to stay safe and secure while surfing online and enjoying the internet. It is important to educate children about the risks they can face online, including how to detect them and how to act if their security is compromised. To keep youngsters safe it is crucial that parents and people working with children are in possession of information on online safety.


Tuesday

3:45-4:45pm CET (7:45pm Jakarta/  09:45am NYC)

21 June

HIGH-LEVEL TALK

Cybersecurity skills in times of war. EU Strategy

During this high-level talk we will discuss with top-level leaders from the European Parliament and academia on why cybersecurity skills represent a strategic weapon for governments today. We will seek their opinion on whether a country’s cybersecurity skills capacities are a marker of its national sovereignty. We will also learn about the situation in the EU with regard to cybersecurity skills in today’s world.


Wednesday

2:30-3:30pm CET (6:30pm Jakarta/ 08:30am NYC)

24 June

MASTERCLASS

Networks under attack

Today all our devices are entirely or partly connected to the internet. This means that potentially all of them can be hacked, and personal data stolen from those devices can be made public. It is important to understand what kind of risks we run while using our connected devices and especially to know how to assess these types of risks. Today, with the objective of enjoying the digital opportunities that exist as much as possible, it is of vital importance to understand what behaviour we need to adopt in order to minimise the risks related to connected devices.


Thursday

2:30-3:30pm CET (6:30pm Jakarta/ 08:30am NYC)

23 June

EXPERTS VIEW

Cyber security skills needs in the health sector

During a one-hour talk with Serge Droz we will try to understand the connection between cybersecurity and the health sector. We will discuss the issue of how to make our health data secure and learn more about the current situation in Switzerland with regard to online patient files. Serge Droz will also explain to us what cyber skills are in demand in the health sector today.


Friday

12:00-1:00pm CET (4:00pm Jakarta/ 06:00am NYC)

24 June

EXPERTS VIEW

Cryptoverse. NFTs: a growing market for skilled cyber pros or a bubble

Working with two world-class experts, we will try to understand the link between blockchain and NFTs. We will also discuss the rising interest of investors in NFTs and whether this market represents real value for society. Together we will learn how to create an NFT, which sector it can be used in, and how. Finally, we will raise the issue of what skills are in demand in the crypto and blockchain world and the new opportunities that exist for skilled young professionals.


Monday

2:30-3:30pm CET (6:30pm Jakarta/ 08:30am NYC)

27 June

POLICY DISCUSSION

Updates on cyber skills policies and implementa-tions

If you are interested in a job or career in the cyber sphere and want to learn more about where to start, this session is for you. With our partners from European institutions (European Cybersecurity Agency, Europol, European Commission) and the private sector (Microsoft) we will discuss the recent programmes that they have put in place for young people interested in cyber. Experts will also explain how to benefit from these programmes, where to find information and how to enrol. This session promises to be a very practical update on the existing opportunities offered by the organisations involved.


HIGH-LEVEL CLOSING
3:45pm CET
with Stephen Bereaux
Deputy to Director BDT and Chief of Department, ITU

OUR TOPICS

Making our kids safe online
Cybersecurity skills in times of war. EU Strategy
Networks under attack
Cybersecurity skills needs in the health sector
Cryptoverse. NFTs: a growing market for skilled cyber pros or a bubble?
Updates on cyber skills policies and implementations

OUR SPEAKERS

Philipp Amann

Philipp Amann

Head of Strategy, European Cybercrime Centre, Europol

CYBER SKILLS POLICIES

Thomas Barret

Thomas Barrett

President of EnCirca

CRYPTOVERSE. NFTs

Stephen Bereaux

Stephen Bereaux

Deputy to Director BDT and Chief of Department, ITU

CLOSING

Serge Droz

Serge Droz

Senior Advisor Cybersecurity, FDFA

CYBER SKILLS & HEALTH

Fabio Di Franco

Fabio Di Franco

Seconded National Expert, ENISA (EU Agency for Cybersecurity)

CYBER SKILLS POLICIES

Jean-Mark Van Gyseghem

Jean-Marc Van Gyseghem

Research Director, Crids-University of Namur and Attorney at law (Bar of Brussels)

CYBER SKILLS IN TIMES OF WAR

Marina Kaljurand

Marina Kaljurand

Member of the European Parliament
Former Estonian Foreign Affairs Minister

CYBER SKILLS IN TIMES OF WAR

Petko Karamotchev

Petko Karamotchev

CEO of INDUSTRIA, Mentor at R3

CRYPTOVERSE. NFTs

Skander Mabrouk

Skander Mabrouk

Cybersecurity policy officer, DG CNECT

CYBER SKILLS POLICIES

Liga Rosentale

Liga Rozentale

Senior Director, European Governmental Affairs, Microsoft

CYBER SKILLS POLICIES

MODERATION

Yuliya Morenets

Yuliya Morenets

Founder of the Youth IGF, Barrister at Law

CYBER SKILLS IN TIMES OF WAR
CRYPTOVERSE. NFTs
CLOSING

Alexandre Bianquini do Amaral

Alexandre Bianquini do Amaral

Journalist

CYBER SKILLS & HEALTH
CYBER SKILLS POLICIES 

MASTERCLASS EXPERTS

Graham Butler

 

NETWORKS UNDER ATTACK

Bernardo Sequeiros

 

MAKING OUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE
NETWORKS UNDER ATTACK

Jon Taylor

 

MAKING OUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE 


CYBERSEC SKILLS SUMMIT ADVISORY BOARD

Reflecting the nature of the cybersecurity skills gap, the high-level Advisory Board of the Summit Network is composed of members from states, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia, and international organizations.

Members advise the Youth IGF on the conference agenda, the identification of relevant participants, and the structuring of the preparatory process. The unique track record and expertise of the Advisory Board Members will help to ensure that the proposals for concrete solutions can be translated into policy & action coherence and joint the goal of the Summit.

All Members of the Advisory Board, even if officially appointed by their entities to this role, serve in their individual capacity.
The members of the Advisory Board do not receive any remuneration.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Stefan Buontempo, Advisor to the Prime Minister Robert Abela, Malta.

Honourable Stefan Buontempo is a former member in the Cabinet of Ministers and Member of Parliament. Currently he is Advisor to the office of the Prime Minister of Malta.

The main achievements when Buontempo was Junior Minister within the Ministry of Education and Employment, later Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government was launching of a five year youth plan document. He piloted the legislation to give voting rights in Local Councils’ Elections to youths aged 16+. Published a Research and Innovation Strategy document focusing on reaching expenditure of 2% of GDP on Research and Innovation. Launched the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in Malta.

Buontempo who is a graduate in architecture was nominated Malta’s Ambassador to Portugal and had to decline this position for personal reasons. He is currently studying towards a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy.


Eva Kaili is a Member of the European Parliament, part of the Hellenic S&D Delegation since 2014.

On January 18, 2022 Eva Kaili was on elected Vice-President of the European Parliament as a candidate of the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) party.
She is the Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel in the European Parliament (STOA) and the Centre for Artificial Intelligence (C4AI), Member of the Committees on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), Budgets (BUDG), and the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA).

Prior to that, she has been elected as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament 2007-2012, with the PanHellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK).

She also worked as a journalist and newscaster prior to her political career.

 


Ambassador Marina Kaljurand was elected to the European Parliament and started her duties as MEP on July 2nd, 2019 after resigning from the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu). She is the member of the Estonian Social Democrats Party since June 2018.

Kaljurand was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-2019). She is the Commissioner of the Global Commission of the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) that she chaired (in 2017-2019) until she was elected to the Estonian Parliament.

Kaljurand served as Estonian Foreign Minister in 2015-2016.

She served as Ambassador of Estonia to the State of Israel, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Canada and the United States of America. Kaljurand headed the legal working group at the Estonian accession negotiations to the European Union and was the Chief Negotiator in Estonian accession negotiations to the OECD.


Ana Amoroso das Neves is “European Digital Leader 2018”, and Portuguese CIO/Public Sector of the year 2018.
Currently, Advisor to the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor (the XXII Constitutional Government) and Executive Coordinator of PERIN (Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation Network).

Vice-Chairperson of the CSTD (Commission on Science and Technology for Development) of UNCTAD, United Nations Organization.

Deputy Chairperson in the Portuguese Chairmanship of EUREKA (the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation), 1st July 2021 – 30th June 2022.

Founding Member of EuroDIG (European Dialogue on Internet Governance), since June 2012.

 


Daniel Seiler is responsible for Switzerland's National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) IT-Projects. Daniel focuses on managing projects by connecting cybersecurity, compliance, technology and ethics.

Daniel received his M.A. in law in from the University of Basel and expanded his knowledge through further education in compliance, project management and leadership.

As a visiting lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and at Zurich School of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), he lectures Privacy, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.


Despina Spanou is the Head of the Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission overseeing the European Union’s policies on security, migration and asylum, health, skills, education, culture and sports.
Previously, she was Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity at the Directorate-General for Communications Network, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission.

Ms Spanou has served as a member of the management board of ENISA, the EU agency for cybersecurity, and of the Steering Board of the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, bodies and agencies (CERT-EU). She is a founding member of the Women4Cyber initiative and advocate for the need for more cybersecurity experts in Europe.

Despina Spanou started her career at the European Commission at the Directorate General for Competition (in 2003). She had previously practiced European law with the Brussels branch of a US law firm.