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Unite Newsletter - February 2018

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Unite Ideas #CyberSecurityNLP challenge Q & A

Unite Ideas has launched eight new challenges designed to help expand the ongoing work of entities in many areas of sustainable development. For example, the #CyberSecurityNLP challenge is to build a tool for the analysis of cybersecurity strategies of more than 75 countries to find commonalities, differences, and key characteristics. The challenge was launched by the United Nations Digital Blue Helmets in collaboration with Fordham University and Northeastern University.

A Q&A about the #CyberSecurityNLP challenge was held at Fordham University on 21 February. Watch a replay of the Q&A.    

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7th annual United Nations Information Security Conference

“How do we, as ICT professionals, help our organizations understand that cyber security is a major risk," asked Ms. Atefeh Riazi in her opening remarks to the 7th annual United Nations Information Security Special Interest Group (UNISSIG), which included participants from across the UN system and other intergovernmental organizations. "How do we help them understand how difficult it is to maintain peace in cyberspace?” 

In addition to these broader strategic questions, the symposium included sessions on the latest threats; common and novel approaches to respond to, and prevent, information security breaches; and the impact of disruptive technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. The participants agreed on a number of collaborative initiatives to share best practices, actionable threat intelligence and joint awareness, in an effort to better manage risks through partnerships. The UNISSIG took place at United Nations Headquarters, 30 January-1 February.

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