The 16th Annual Meeting of the IGF will provide a platform for more than 250 professional sessions, engaging over 1,000 speakers from more than 175 countries. The conference will bring together various stakeholder groups under the overarching theme: ‘Internet United’.

The last year has clearly demonstrated that the evolving global cyber-landscape and growing dependence of individuals, organizations, supply chains and critical infrastructure on the internet present new threats that can affect not only private businesses but also entire industries, and even national economies. The current cyber-context underlines the need for the international multi-stakeholder community to join efforts to enhance a common understanding of how to maximize internet opportunities, address risks and understand challenges that arise.

This year, as part of the IGF event, Kaspersky has the honor of organizing a number of sessions and interactive workshops, bringing to light the global cyber-landscape development with the goal to strengthen international cooperation on cybersecurity and cyber-resilience. The topics of discussion will include evolving challenges of ICT supply chains, critical infrastructure protection, development of human augmentation technologies, as well as the growing need for global cybersecurity policy.

Overview of the IGF 2021 sessions organized by Kaspersky:

December 6, 2021: Bringing practical tools to the global community to secure ICT supply chains

This session will focus on policy and industry approaches to regulate ICT supply chain security. The panelists will discuss the benefits of risk and evidence-based regulation as well as standards, certifications, baseline security environments and the topic of harmonization/inoperability in emerging nations’ regulatory approaches.

Further session details can be found here.

December 7, 2021: The future of human augmentation: Gain or ‘cyber-pain’?

The panel will bring together various global stakeholders from private businesses, industry, public institutions and academia to discuss the topic of human augmentation technologies and the increasing need for global security regulation. The speakers will also cover digital security standards, major digital threats that can affect augmented devices, as well as best practices to address them.

Find out more about the panel discussion here.

December 9, 2021: Workshop: One-click to attack critical infrastructure. What can we do?

This interactive session will focus on critical infrastructure protection (CIP). Panelists will give their thoughts on the idea of strengthening cross-border cooperation between the private sector and the CERT community, to deal with cyber-incidents in critical infrastructure.

Learn more about the topic here.

Kaspersky will also host an interactive session, ‘Cyber-stability games: Learning the complexities of technical attribution’, based on Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS). This capacity-building exercise is designed to share a knowledge base on how to prevent, evaluate and effectively respond to risks and threats in cyberspace with professionals who do not have a technical background.

Additionally, Kaspersky’s experts have been invited to join other discussions tackling broader questions of cybersecurity development: ‘Exploring neutrality: A multi-stakeholder cyber-norms dialogue’ and ‘Security of digital products: A coordinated approach’.

The IGF 2021 events will be broadcast via UN Web TV and streamed via the Forum’s official YouTube channel. The full schedule of this year’s events is available here (access requires registration).


Kaspersky set to share cyber-insights and host lively debates at UN Internet Governance Forum 2021

For the second consecutive year, Kaspersky, a leading cybersecurity company, will participate in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted this time by the Government of Poland in Katowice. Taking place from 6-10 December in a hybrid format, Kaspersky’s experts will contribute to the building of an extensive global dialogue on topics of trust, security, stability, and inclusive internet governance.
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