Global Cybersecurity Forum 2022

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The cyber landscape today is more complex than ever. It touches every facet of our lives and transcends borders. With the ever evolving socioeconomic and geo-political considerations that shape global Cyberspace, there are unique opportunities that we must prepare for and grasp.

The Forum, founded by Saudi Arabia’s National Cybersecurity Authority, is returning for its 2022 edition under the theme: Rethinking the Global Cyber Order.

The first sub-theme, geo-cyber evolution, focuses on understanding the evolving international cyberspace order. Sessions will explore focus areas such as geo-technological competition and conflict, and opportunities for a stable and peaceful cyberspace.

Under the second sub-theme, disruption frontier, current, and future cybersecurity threats will be mapped and harnessing future technologies as solutions will be explored.

The third sub-theme, cyber economics, determines how leveraging market forces, incentives, and economic governance shape cyberspace. These sessions will look at the economics-based dynamics that influence behavior in cyberspace, double click into the collaborative, proactive actions public and private sectors can take to advance innovation in cybersecurity, and analyze the psychology of cybercriminals.

In order to examine the human dimensions of cybersecurity and how it intersects with the workforce, the fourth sub-theme, future of cyber work, will feature sessions on how to attract, retain, and foster highly skilled talent through understanding challenges and incentivization and the different dimensions of competition.

The final sub-theme, no one left behind, seeks to bridge global cyber divides and ensure that cybersecurity benefits and supports all people and societies. Sessions will identify key challenges women face in cybersecurity and how to address root causes, how to foster greater diversity and inclusion, and how to ensure children globally can safely benefit from the opportunities presented by the cyberspace.

Taking place under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the GCF will bring new perspectives and thought leadership, driving collaboration, innovation, and investment across industries.

As an action-oriented forum, the event will bring together the best minds from government, the private sector, civil society, and academia to catalyze socio-economic change towards a safer Cyberspace and advance the global cybersecurity agenda.  

The Forum will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9-10th.

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