First Ever Cybersecurity Skills Summit

The Youth IGF has come up with the idea of organising the first ever European Cybersecurity Skills Summit. Microsoft Corporation is the diamond sponsor of the event.

says Daniel W. Seiler, Deputy Head of the Office of the Special Envoy for Cyber Foreign and Security Policy, Bern.

The idea of the Summit is based on recommendations that emerged from a large consultation led by the Youth IGF in 2020. It involved youth, business and policy actors that tried to understand the cybersecurity market, its challenges and approaches in addressing the cybersecurity skills gap in Europe.

The Summit supports the Paris Call and the implementation of the National strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks. The Summit also supports the implementation of the European Skills Agenda, as a part of Europe’s Digital Decade, .

The Summit

The main goal of the Summit is to create better opportunities for young people in the cybersecurity area by helping to eliminate the cybersecurity skills gap

says Yuliya Morenets, Youth IGF Founder.

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