Common Secure Conferences

ICC hosts an annual Common Secure conference with the goal to bring its information security Clients and partners together to increase the UN family circle of trust, share intelligence on cyber practices and provide feedback on ICC Common Secure service.

The Common Secure Annual Conference scheduled for Istanbul in September 2020 has been postponed to the week of 10 May 2021 at a venue yet to be determined.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the UNDP CDN Conference and the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) Technical Colloquia.

The first day of the joint event will be for Common Secure subscribers only, but subsequent sessions are open for public attendance where we encourage you to join us. This includes training based on the FIRST curriculum.

Submission deadline extended and we are happy to receive interest and presentations at


The two-day workshop typically blends vendor and regional stakeholder sessions with feedback, presentations and input from participating Agencies. In 2019, the conference was held in June in Valencia, Spain this year at ICC’s Centre of Excellence in Valencia, Spain. See related article.

ICC inaugurated its Common Secure Operations Centre here in Valencia  in March of 2019 with five Clients: UN Women, UNESCO, OCHA, PAHO, WFP and ICC as well.

Cyber criminals are collaborating more and more so cyber security 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, Chief, Cyber Security Section, ICC

Member Agencies including IFAD, PAHO, WFP, IMD, UNDP , OSCE, UNESCO, while 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.