IGF 2023 Open Forum #6 Development of Cyber capacities in emerging economies

Monday, 9th October, 2023 (06:15 UTC) - Monday, 9th October, 2023 (07:15 UTC)
WS 7 – Room K

Cyberattacks, Cyberconflicts and International Security
New Technologies and Risks to Online Security

Debate - 60 Min


This Open Forum follows the dialogue already opened in the workshop at the WSIS Forum 2023 ""Cybersecurity and cyber resilience: Development of cyber capacities in the emerging economies" organized in May 2023. https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2023/Agenda/Session/521 Capacity building is essential for enhancing cybersecurity in developing countries. By providing education, training, technical infrastructure, and promoting awareness and collaboration, capacity building initiatives can help to build stronger, more resilient cybersecurity programs that can effectively protect individuals, organizations, and national security interests. Developing countries often lack sufficient cybersecurity expertise, including skilled personnel who can design, implement, and maintain effective cybersecurity programs. Capacity building efforts can help to address this shortage by providing training and education to local professionals. In relation with infrastructure, developing countries may also have limitations, such as secure networks and systems. Capacity building programs can help to build technical infrastructure that is necessary for effective cybersecurity. Many individuals and organizations in developing countries may not fully understand the importance of cybersecurity or the potential risks and threats they face. Capacity building initiatives can help to raise awareness and understanding of these issues, and promote good cybersecurity practices. Cybersecurity threats are often global in nature and require collaboration and coordination between countries and organizations. Capacity building programs can help to foster relationships and partnerships between different stakeholders, including governments, private sector organizations, and civil society groups.

1) How will you facilitate interaction between onsite and online speakers and attendees? In order to facilitate interaction, the activity will be organized in English language, with onsite experts and several others participating from remote. There will be an onsite moderator and an online moderator to allow a smooth intreaction between all participants. 2) How will you design the session to ensure the best possible experience for online and onsite participants? The National Direction of Cybersegurity has organized several hybrid events with great success, so our team has the experience of managing this type of events. The session will be design in a way to allow dialgoue and interaction from onsite participants and remote participants, this will be managed by the moderator and remote moderator.


🔒Argentina National Cybersecurity Direction
Olga Cavalli - Argentina National Cybersecurity Director - Government - Argentina - Latin America and the Caribbean

Osvaldo Marianetti - University of Mendoza, Argentina - Academy - Argentina - Latin America and the Caribbean

Oscar Messano - CCAT LAT - Centro de Capacitación en Alta Tecnología para Latinoamérica y el Caribe - Uruguay - Latin America and the Caribbean


Christopher Painter - GFCE Director - United States of America (on site)

José Cepeda - Senator - Government of Spain - Europe (on site)

Sandy Palma - Honduras Cibersegura - Civil Society (remote)

Cláudio Lucena - Universidad Estadual de Paraíba- Academy - Brasil - (on site)

Mark Datysgeld - GNSO Council Member - Brasil - (on site)


Onsite Moderator

Olga Cavalli - Argentina National Cybersecurity Director - Government - Latin America and the Caribbean (on site)

Online Moderator

Raitme Citterio - South School on Internet Governance - Academia


Sandy Palma - Honduras Cibersegura - Civil Society (remote)


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