UNICC Wins CSO50 Information Security Award

10 April, 2017


Common Secure, CISO-as-a-Service, ICT Security Operations and OneICTBox

UNICC Continuous Security Improvement Suite (CSI)

UNICC has recently developed a set of solutions to improve its information security management capabilities provided to its United Nations Partner Organizations, to meet the needs of the UN’s cyber security strategic goals concerning growing cyber threats. Several of the solutions have fully implemented solutions, while others are in pilot stage, all with measurable results or early findings.

The UNICC Continuous Security Improvement Suite (CSI) project includes 1) One ICTbox, a rapidly deployable modular infrastructure for UN field offices with built-in security controls, 2) Common Secure, a cyber security information sharing/threat analysis community network, 3) Common Connect, a common trust for UN Agencies to collaborate and share information assets, and 4) Information Security Governance and Operations (UNICC CISO-sharing, IS advisory support and operational solutions for smaller UN Agencies to implement and manage ISMS standards and processes.

With growing cyber security threats worldwide and decreasing ICT budgets in many UN Agencies, Partners requested a new approach, new tools and new processes to support flexible arrangements by the development of a cyber security knowledge hub at UNICC, with its expert, certified staff and 45 years of experience working within the United Nations landscape, with its particular privileges and immunities. As a result, the UNICC CSI project was born.
Simon Jones, Director, UNICC

About the CSO50 awards

The Annual CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for information security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. Nominations for the CSO50 Awards are scored on a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges including security leaders, industry experts, and academics.

About CSO

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For more information on UNICC’s CSI programme, please contact [email protected].