As a result of the last cyber attack that hit many countries worldwide, our partners from DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform have organised an open webinar for the community to provide an analysis of the main technological, geopolitical, legal, and economic aspects of the ransomware. Experts from different fields will discuss why ransomware has become a major issue: Can such attacks be prevented by technological measures alone? Is there a need for a legal response, such as Microsoft’s proposal for the Digital Geneva Convention? Is raising more awareness among users the ultimate solution?
The webinar will discuss whether it is possible to put a stop to malicious software, or whether they should be considered the price we have to pay for the many advantages of the Internet. Choices on policy will have to be made sooner rather than later. The aim of the discussion is to explore and help make informed policy choices.
How to participate?
Date: Tomorrow - Thursday, 18th May, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST).
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ATTEND THE 10th LACIGF
The organizers of the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the IGF 2017 will offer a limited number of partial scholarships to members of the Internet community of Latin America and the Caribbean interested in attending the 10th. Regional Preparatory Meeting for the IGF (IGF), to be held from August 2nd to 4th in Panama City, Panama.
There will be a selection process among the applicants for the allocation of partial scholarships. The scholarship includes one of the following benefits:
Option 1 – Accommodation Accommodation expenses (up to 4 nights) at the venue hotel or near the venue for one person in single room.
Option 2 – Airfare Air ticket round trip from the residence of the applicant to the city where the event takes place. (Does not include airport taxes or visa costs. The processing of visas and other requirements such as immunizations are the responsibility of the selected candidates).
The resources available are limited, so grants are not guaranteed for all. Approval will be directly communicated to the selected applicants.
The selection committee will seek to have representation from all sectors of interest related to Internet governance (representatives from business, civil society, governments, social organizations, etc.) as well as gender and country of origin representation.
The selection committee has the right to select the candidates more suitable to receive the scholarships following the above-mentioned criteria without any obligation to justify the results of the selection.
REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLIED BY THE SELECTED APPLICANTS
Beneficiaries of the financial assistance must attend all the sessions of the meeting.
Scholarship application period: *May 3 – June 2* Announcement of results to applicants: *June 12* Publication of the list of beneficiaries: *June 12*
Applications received after the due date will not be considered.
The applicants who are selected will be informed directly via email by June 12, 2017. Confirmation of acceptance of the scholarship by the selected applicants is due on June 19, 2017.
For more information, please contact: email@example.com
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17 May 2017, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2017)
Theme 2017: Big Data for Big Impact
The theme for WTISD-17, "Big Data for Big Impact," focuses on the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable information in a development context. The insight brought on by advanced analysis can strongly complement the evidence-based nature of decision-making that can be leveraged at national, regional and international levels to drive success towards attaining all 17 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
The theme for WTISD-17 is in line with ITU's work highlighting the technological developments that have facilitated the emergence of Big Data, developing standards related to Big Data and identifying sources and uses of Big Data, including use of Big Data technologies for developing and monitoring improvements in information societies.
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We are officially counting down to the 29th Annual FIRST Conference: Fighting Pirates and Privateers – June 11-16, 2017 at the Caribe Hilton in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico.
We have quite a few reminders and updates below. For those of you who have yet to register or book…please do not delay! I’ll be covering the following in this conference update:
* Standard Registration & Group Discounts Expire April 26th
* Caribe Hilton Room Block – Going, going, gone…
* Last Call for Sponsorships
* Additional Programming – Pre and Post – FIRST Training, Hackathon, Amazon & FIRST Security Jam, GFCE Meeting, Trainer Training, NatCSIRT
* Birds of a Feather – Sign up for a room…
Standard Registration & Group Discounts Expire April 26th
If you have not submitted your registration, please do not delay. The standard rates for member and non-member registrations will expire April 26th. Group discounts will also expire. For more information on registration fees and rates, please visit: www.first.org/conference/2017/registration.
Caribe Hilton Room Block
We have seen a record breaking number of delegates book through our official conference room block this year. We did add a third wave of rooms to the block and will officially run out within the next week or so. If you attempt to book and run into issues accessing the rate online, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, arrival, and departure dates. If you have a Hilton Honors number, please also include that.
Sponsoring the annual FIRST conference is an amazing way to show your organization’s support of the incident response community. Many of our sponsors have been supporters for well over a decade! See our current sponsor listing at: www.first.org/conference/2017/sponsorship-team.
For the most current prospectus, please contact us as soon as possible at email@example.com.
Below is a brief listing of the pre and post activities occurring in San Juan at the Caribe Hilton in conjunction with the annual conference. Full details (rooms and times) can be found at www.first.org/conference/2017/additional-program. Please note that some activities do require additional registration – links to registration forms can also be found on the Additional Programming page.
Sunday | June 11
· FIRST Training – Two Sessions: The morning session will be taught by Michael Hausding (SWITCH) and cover Beginners/Introductory level topics including CSIRT Fundamentals, Operations and Incident Coordination. The afternoon session will be presented by Krassimir Tzvetanov (Fastly) and is titled Mitigating DDoS Attacks. No fee, sign-up required, limited to the first 25 per session.
· GFCE Meeting – By invitation only.
· FIRST Hackathon: Open to all interested delegates. No sign-up is required.
· Amazon & FIRST Security Jam: Details are forthcoming! Limited to 125 seats.
Tuesday | June 13
· Education Summit: No registration required.
Friday | June 16
· Trainer Training - How to Become a Better Trainer and Presenter: This is the first part of a 3-part trainer training, brought to you by FIRST. The other 2 parts will be regularly organized as well in the near future, and will further help you improve your trainer skills by means of video training and more in depth teachings that reflect your specific needs in this area. Space is limited, registration is required.
Bird of a Feather Sessions, activities primarily focus on meetings which take place at the conference based on the interest of a number of members. BoF sessions are scheduled to take place during before conference sessions begin (8:30-9:30am) or following the final session of the day. We will have an up-to-date-schedule and bulletin board near the registration desk onsite. Attendees are welcome to request a BoF in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by adding their own BoFs to the bulletin board onsite (rooms are assigned based on first come, first served – and room assignment space is limited. A list of BoFs scheduled in advance will be posted soon.
If you should have any other questions regarding your participation at the upcoming conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
We hope to see many of you in San Juan this June!
FIRST Conference Team
29th Annual FIRST Conference: Fighting Pirates and Privateers
If payment has not been received and confirmed by the Registration Office by 18:00 GMT February 8, 2017, registrants will be charged the Standard conference fee. This applies to registrants submitting...