EWI Hosts Virtual UN IGF Workshop on ICT Supply Chain Security

News | December 21, 2020

On November 12, the EastWest Institute (EWI)—in cooperation with the Association des Utilisateurs des Systèmes d'Information au Maroc (AUSIM), the ICT Authority of Kenya and Kaspersky—hosted a virtual workshop on "Assurance and Transparency in ICT Supply Chain Security" at the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Moderated by EWI Senior Program Associate Dr. Andreas Kuehn, the workshop invited international experts from government, tech industry, academia and civil society to discuss how trust and security in global ICT supply chains can be strengthened to enhance security, safety and stability in cyberspace. The workshop focused on the challenges that governments in the Global South and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face as they often lack the capacity and resources to manage ICT supply chain risk effectively.

Speakers included: Dr. Philipp Amann, Head of Strategy, Europol EC3 European Cybercrime Centre; Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia; Dr. Salah Baïna, Professor, ENSIAS Engineer School of Computer Science and System Analysis, Morocco; Dr. Katherine Getao, CEO, ICT Authority Kenya; and Anastasiya Kazakova, Public Affairs Manager, Kaspersky.

Please find a recording of the panel here. A report and a commentary of the workshop are also available.