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Common Secure Conference

UNICC hosts an annual Common Secure Conference with the goal to bring its information security Clients and Partners Organizations together to increase the UN family circle of trust, share intelligence on cyber practices and provide feedback on UNICC Common Secure services. The multi-day workshop blends vendor and regional stakeholder sessions with feedback, presentations and input from participating Agencies as well as some public and open sessions.

Cyber criminals are collaborating more and more so cybersecurity professionals need to step up on sharing intelligence and information to keep pace with cyber criminals. Common Secure members can envision a UN family to collect and share information to keep our Agencies secure and aware.

Tima Soni, Director of Cybersecurity, UNICC

Common Secure Conference 2022

The Common Secure Conference 2022 is planned for October 3-7, 2022 at UNICC Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence in Valencia, Spain.

Please share ideas for presentations of the good work you are doing! If you would like to hear about specific topics or you would like to recommend  external talks, please reach out so that we can foster them. Kindly share ideas and topics with the Common Secure Staff at commonsecurestaff@unicc.org.

Common Secure Conference 2021

The Common Secure Conference 2021 was held virtually beginning 16 November and will span across two weeks – 3 days a week and no more than 3 sessions a day. The first week (November 16, 17 and 18) was open and included external guests and speakers to our community. The second week (November 22, 23 and 24) was reserved for the membership community’s internal discussions and presentations, where there were some outside invitees but internal to our world of the UN and international organizations. See conference news item.

Please share ideas for presentations of the good work you are doing for next year! If you would like to hear about specific topics or you would like to recommend  external talks, please reach out so that we can foster them. Kindly share ideas and topics with the Common Secure Staff at commonsecurestaff@unicc.org.

Common Secure subscribers were invited to the set of meetings. There were over 100 participants from more than 30 UN Agencies and other international organizations.

The agenda included a welcome from Sameer Chauhan, Director, UNICC and an opening from Tima Soni, Chief, Cybersecurity Section, UNICC. External speakers came from Interpol, Cloud Security Alliance, CyberPeace Institute, Adobe, Defence Branch and StrangeBee. Client sessions include speakers from Asian Development Bank, IAEA, UN Women, UNDP, UNICC, UNIDO, WFP and WHO. Other UN-related sessions include speakers from CERT-EU, INCIBE, Institucional Relations and Strategy, and the CyberPeace Institute. See the Agenda here.

Common Secure Conference 2020 was held virtually between November 17-19 and November 23-25. There were multiple 3-4 hour sessions on all days with a series of follow-up days on 2-3 February 2021 as well as 26-27 April 2021. Common Secure subscribers were invited to the set of meetings. There were over 100 participants from more than 30 UN Agencies and other international organizations.

The agenda included a welcome from Sameer Chauhan, Director, UNICC and an opening from Tima Soni, Chief, Cyber Security Section, UNICC. External speakers came from AWS, Microsoft, Securosis, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University and Purdue University. Client sessions included speakers from Asian Development Bank IAEA, ICC-CPI, PAHO,  UNDP, UNICC, UNICEF and WHO. Panel discussions included speakers from UNODC, CITI Bank and the Cyber Peace Institute.

Common Secure Conference in 2019 took place at the UNICC office in Valencia, Spain, to introduce the new CSOC Centre of Excellence. Participating Agencies included IFAD, PAHO, WFP, IMD, UNDP, OSCE, UNESCO, and ADB, IOM, WFP, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO, IAEA joined remotely – in addition to participation and presentations from the Computer Emergency Response Teams from the Spanish government and the city of Valencia. Participating partners included the Spanish CCN- CERT, Cynet, IBM, Microsoft, Qintel and the Valencia city Security Operations Centre.