Global Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium
Upgrading the User to Counter Cybercrime in Our Time
The annual Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness addresses the development of cybersecurity awareness programs as a global resource and nascent discipline - as well as the establishment of messaging assets and behavioral measurement instruments that must be deployed to make people part of the solution to cybercrime and other predictable ICT risks.
Toward those objectives, APWG has annual programs, one each year, since 2016 when the Symposium was inauguated at Bern University and co-hosted by APWG.EU, SISA and Bern University.
In 2017 and beyond, APWG seeks to inspire key nations' governments and private-sector stakeholders, global commercial enterprises and multilateral treaty organizations to adopt scaled approaches to upgrading ICT user behaviors in enduring ways - and to maintain them in public-health models of intervention. At this year’s cybersecurity awareness symposium, APWG and its collaborators will be announcing new resources and tools to inform that effort and catalyze its long term development.
APWG.EU is holding its fourth annual Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness in partnership with the European Commission and the Council of Europe (Convention on Cybercrime) on June 26-27, to be held at the European Commission Representation Office in Bucharest with the theme of “Considering Behavioral Interventions at Global Scale”.
The objectives of the Symposium, inaugurated by APWG.EU in 2016, are the establishment of global strategies for cybersecurity awareness development – and the cultivation of research, measurement tools and awareness assets deployed as instruments of cybercrime prevention regimens subject to the same rigor as any other kind of public health measure.
The questions that APWG.EU, APWG, its research correspondents and awareness advocates pose have been refined over the years as many different research disciplines have entered the field with an interest in understanding how the human dimension plays into the enduring success of cybercrime. Some arrived by way of the APWG's annual peer-reviewed research conference and others pulled into the orbit of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. awareness campaign that APWG and its awareness development partner, NCSA, have launched, to date, in 21 nations.
Warsaw Awareness III September 11 - 12, 2018
Warsaw Awareness III´s objectives are to establish a global strategy for cybersecurity messaging with the development messaging tools as a form of cybercrime prevention regimen and to craft the most functional approaches to deploy cybersecurity awareness campaigns.
In this way, APWG.EU and its correspondents worldwide are organizing the larger cybercrime prevention effort, unifying the development of effective awareness programs that can help the user be a programmatic and, we hope, reliable line of defense against predictable, everyday cybercrimes.
This year´s symposium is organized with the support of NASK (National Research Institute subordinate to the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs) that has recently launched STOJ.POMYSL.POLACZ.pl campaign.
Join us and contribute to cybercrime prevention.
Sept 11-12, 2018 in Warsaw at Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy
APWG Vienna Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness 2017
Vienna, Austria | August 30 - 31, 2017
The APWG Vienna Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness Messaging at the United Nations International Center will address the development of cybersecurity awareness programs at the transnational levels – and the establishment of messaging and measurement instruments that must be deployed to make people part of the solution to cybercrime and ICT risks.
The Symposium’s objectives are the establishment of a global strategy for transnational cybersecurity messaging – and the development of measurement tools and messaging assets deployed as a keystones of a cybercrime prevention regimen maintained as an instrument of behavioral management, subject to the same rigor as any other kind of public health measure.
Toward that objective, APWG has dedicated the entire August 30 program to research on upgrading ICT user behaviors, and measuring them rigorously – as well as the programmatic informing of user user alerting and safety systems. Senior researchers from universities, industry laboratories and other sectors will present their findings on measuring, informing and evolving ICT users’ behaviors. APWG will also convene the national curators of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaigns from Switzerland, USA, Japan and Spain to share their wisdom on the development of their own cybersecurity awareness campaigns.
In 2017 and beyond, APWG seeks to inspire key nations’ governments and private-sector stakeholders, global commercial enterprises and multilateral treaty organizations to adopt scaled approaches to upgrading ICT user behaviors in enduring ways – and to maintain them in public-health models of intervention. At this year’s cybersecurity awareness symposium, APWG and its collaborators will be announcing new resources and tools to inform that effort and, we hope, catalyze it for the long term.
United Nations Vienna International Center
2016 APWG Bern Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness Messaging