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· World Economic Forum hosts first Annual Gathering of the Centre for Cybersecurity in Geneva, Switzerland
· 140 cybersecurity experts from government, business, academia and law enforcement will participate
· Seven international organizations, 16 governments and participants from 26 countries represented
Geneva, Switzerland, 26 November 2018 – The World Economic Forum is hosting its first Annual Gathering of the Centre for Cybersecurity on 26-27 November in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting brings together leaders and experts on cybersecurity, policy, regulation and technology, including government representatives from G20 countries, international organizations, civil society and academia, and prominent cybersecurity leaders from companies representing a cross-section of industries in the private sector.
“Cybercriminals are wholeheartedly embracing globalization and the technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Their thinking and actions know no borders. At the same time, the global community is struggling to agree on a new architecture to govern and shape cyberspace. The Centre for Cybersecurity is dedicated to improving global collaboration and, through it, cybersecurity,” said Troels Oerting Jorgensen, Head of the Centre for Cybersecurity.
The World Economic Forum, as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, is offering its platform to allow the participants to drive the cybersecurity agenda for the coming year, share information on emerging cyberthreats, jointly assess the risks of emerging technologies and collaborate on urgent action to combat cybercrime.
The centre also signed agreements with Europol, Interpol, the Israel National Cyber Directorate, the Organization of American States, the UK National Cyber Security Centre, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, as well as with the Global Cyber Alliance. In addition, the Centre for Cybersecurity is a signatory of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace by President Macron of France.
The discussions in Geneva will help prepare the cybersecurity agenda for the Forum’s upcoming Annual Meeting which is to take place 22-25 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme of Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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