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2018 The Second Global Knowledge Networking Event

Following the 2015 launch of Global Knowledge Networking, GCF will organize a Symposium and Workshop, convened by George Mason University and the Global Challenges Forum Foundation in collaboration with the PfP Consortium Emerging Security Challenges Working Group in partnership with NATO Allied Command for Transformation, the United States Atlantic Council, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. 

The Workshop will feature a presentation of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on a joint project with GCF: A Global Cyber Academy that seeks to promote a strategic approach towards building cyber resilience in states and aims to establish awareness of cybersecurity as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals...



The NATO Science for Peace and Security Roundtable

Dr. Itamara Lochard, C4I & Cyber Director of Cyber Policy Studies executed a NATO SPS “Senior Leadership Roundtable on Military and Defense Aspects of Border Security in South East Europe” from 23-30 September 2017 in Berovo, Macedonia with the U.S. National Defense University and the General Mihailo Apostolski” Military Academy – Associate Member of the University of Goce Delchev – Stip.

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Connecting Europe Facility supports expansion of cybersecurity capabilities

The results of last year's call under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) have been published. €7.9 million will be granted to 12 proposals with applicants from 15 EU Member States, to create, maintain or expand national capacities of national and/or governmental (n/g) Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)/Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) to run a range of cyber security services.

CEF's work programme for 2018 is allocating additional financial support to both the Core Service Platform and Generic Services for Cybersecurity Digital Service Infrastructures (set up in 2016)...



NATO cyber defenders tested at world’s largest cyber drill

NATO cyber experts will test and train their ability to defend against cyber attacks in the largest international live-fire cyber defence exercise, Locked Shields (23 April – 27 April).

A team of 30 from the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) will be taking part in the week-long event, alongside 1000 national experts from around 30 nations.The competition has been organized annually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) based in Tallinn, Estonia, since 2010. Locked Shields is an opportunity for cyber defenders to test the protection of their IT systems and critical infrastructure in a safe environment, under realistic challenges by world-class opponents.

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U.S. Faces Evolving, Emboldened Adversaries in Cyberspace, Officials Warn

As threats in cyberspace constantly evolve, the United States is facing adversaries that are increasingly sophisticated, capable and emboldened in that domain, top defense officials told lawmakers today.

The cyberspace domain has “evolved dramatically” in the eight years since U.S. Cyber Command was established, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of Cybercom, said at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities.