Virtual Summit and Workshop – Pacific Cyber Dialogue

Event: November 17-20, 2020, Papua New Guinea

In the past five years, new undersea cable projects and other internet infrastructure improvements have begun connecting Pacific internet users to faster and more accessible digital resources. At the same time, greater connectivity has also brought new cybersecurity challenges for civil society, the private sector, and government. With small populations and limited resources, Pacific Island countries and territories rely on cooperation with regional and international stakeholders to understand and respond to these threats.

Participants in the conference will share current activities and issues in their home economies, identify capacity-building needs, learn from peers and experts from within and outside of the region, and identify ways of bridging gaps between technical and policy communities on cybersecurity topics. The objective of the conference is to build a stronger and more sustainable basis for collaboration on cybersecurity implementation, policymaking, education, and governance within the Pacific.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, The New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Asia Foundation, and the APNIC Foundation will convene a 3.5-day virtual dialogue on Pacific regional cybersecurity governance.

Join the public sessions:

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic
Nov 18, 5:00 PM PT (San Francisco)
Nov 19, 11:00 AM PGT (Papua New Guinea)

Cyber Safety and Vulnerable Groups
Nov 18, 7:00 PM PT (San Francisco)
Nov 19, 1:00 PM PGT (Papua New Guinea)

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Related locations: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Related programs: Technology & Development
Related topics: Critical Issues