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What is the role of philanthropy in advancing cyberpeace?

4 May 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Nonprofits, civil society organisations, charities, and donors are under attack. As the recent attack against the ICRC has shown, data breaches have real consequences.

The proliferation of cloud-based technologies coupled with the move to remote work during the pandemic has dramatically increased the attack surface for cybercriminals. Overall, more than 50 per cent of NGOs now report that a cyberattack has targeted them. One of the reasons is that nonprofits often possess valuable data about donors, clients and employees but may be less likely than for-profit organisations to have modern cybersecurity programs in place.

These factors combine to create a perfect storm for both philanthropies and nonprofits trying to keep up. To thwart malicious actors, organisations in the philanthropy space need to focus on standard security practices and their unique vulnerabilities, from the bottom to the top.

What kinds of attacks are nonprofits facing? Why ensure proper cybersecurity programs is critical for nonprofit funders? How could philanthropy actors contribute to changing cyberspace and shape cyberpeace?

Those questions will be addressed by Fabien Leimgruber and Ottavia Galuzzi from the CyberPeace Institute, along with Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio, from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy (University of Geneva).

Please submit your registration to participate before 11:00 CEST on 3 May 2022.

4 May 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9
Geneva, 1202 Switzerland
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