‘Cyber Attacks in Times of Conflict Platform #Ukraine’ awarded Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security

GENEVA, Switzerland – 23 November 2022 – The annual Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) awarded the CyberPeace Institutes ‘Cyber Attacks in Times of Conflict Platform #Ukraine’ the 3rd Prize for Innovation in Global Security.

The Award was presented during an online ceremony and in the context of GCSP Innovation Day. The GCSP announced the winning results of its search to reward the most inspiring, innovative, and ground-breaking security contributions of the year.

The GCSP received a total of 157 project submissions in 2022 for the prize. After a strict evaluation process by the prize jury, the final three award recipients were selected.

The CyberPeace Institute is highly appreciative of the Award, which included a GCSP Certificate of Excellence.

The ‘Cyber Attacks in Times of Conflict Platform #Ukraine’, provides insights on how cyberattacks, incidents and operations, since the invasion of Ukraine impact civilians.

Since the military invasion in February, the Institute has been documenting cyberattacks related to the armed conflict.

The CyberPeace Institute launched this publicly accessible platform in June 2022, and since then has aggregated and analyzed data on more than 700 cyberattacks affecting some 22 sectors in 35 countries.

The Institute is tracking cyberattacks that target critical infrastructure essential for the survival of the civilian population and civilian objects, and targets that have been impacted by cyberattacks as a result of the war and its associated economic and geopolitical context. 

In armed conflicts, monitoring the harm to civilians is critical.This is the aim of the Platform for which are received this Prize.

“The CyberPeace Institute is very grateful to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, for awarding us with this Prize for Innovation in Global Security. I accept this prize on behalf of the Institutes CEO, Stéphane Duguin, and our extended team of researchers, analysts, developers, communication experts and volunteers who’ve worked tirelessly on this project” stated Emma Raffray, Chief Research and Analysis Officer, CyberPeace Institute.

The jury for the 2022 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security included:

  • Ambassador Gabriel Lüchinger, Head of the International Security Division at the FDFA Secretariat, Bern, Switzerland
  • Lt General (Retd) André Blattmann, Former Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces
  • Ms Angela Kane, Senior Fellow at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  • Professor Jane Royston, Entrepreneur and member of the Swiss Science Council
  • Ms Lauren Anderson, Founder and CEO of LC Anderson International Consulting and former FBI Executive
  • Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
  • Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and Honorary Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford University

Last year, the annual Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) awarded the CyberPeace Builders program the 1st Prize for Innovation in Global Security prize ceremony.

In 2020, the Cyber 4 Healthcare, the CyberPeace Institute’s initiative to bring free cybersecurity assistance to healthcare professionals globally, was awarded 2nd place among 127 contestants in an innovation competition organized by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

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