Submitted Proposals


Organization: ICT Strategies, mCADE llc
Title :
Cyber Security: building a framework for Cyber Security: beyond awareness to practical approaches
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.
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Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.

Co moderators will facilitate the workshop,  and 4-5  experts will be invited to present a wide range of perspectives  and experiences in addressing cyber security. Discussions  are underway with  panelists drawn from the following :

Executive from Carnegie Mellon - under discussion
Marco Gerke, Professor/expert
Michael Lewis,  Deputy Director, Q-CERT [under  discussion]
Invited government officials from: Vietnam, Egypt
Invited experts from Latin America, African ISP, Malaysia
Jim  Dempsey, CDT [addressing  privacy issues ] 
      

Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.
World Information Technology  Services  Alliance (WITSA)- represents major ICT associations in over  60 countries,  the majority of whom are  from  developing countries.
DIPLO Foundation - NGO /civil society community
Michael Lewis, Deputy Director, Q-CERT [Under Discussion]- technical community
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) - Intergovermental organization
An invitation has been issued to a government to also join in the  planning-we are awaiting acceptance
Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
Yes. we are intending to  ensure diversity of  views  and perspectives regarding both the challenges and the  potential approaches to address them. The workshop will address a  full  range of perspectives and  experiences in  addressing  cyber  security
issues and challenges. the  Panelists will outline national and  international level challenges,
including the issues  of  privacy and security. Panelists will  also  address specific case 
examples within their experience; initiatives underway in a number of  countries and regions, and at the international level.
Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.
 
 During  the Athens inaugural IGF,  the theme of security emerged as  a  primary theme  for the IGF.  Security  of the Internet and the applications and services it transmits remains a concern  of much interest and with much impact to all users and providers/builders of the Internet instructure and applications that rely on it.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.

During  Rio 2007, WITSA helped to organize a workshop with  GIIC and i-GrowthGlobal.  WITSA regularly  organizes regional  and international events, ranging  in size from 100-300 people,  and also organizes an international World Congress that  hosts several thousand people every two years.

Both Diplo and ITU regularly develop and  host major meetings ranging in  size from dozens to hundreds of  attendees

Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?

during  Rio 2007, WITSA assisted in organizing a workshop on access. A report was submitted.
ITU organized several events

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