The Charter of Trust gathers virtually for its 2nd Collaboration Week of the year

Between 14 and 24 June, representatives from Partner companies around the world gathered virtually for the Charter of Trust’s second Collaboration Week of the year. Principle Taskforces came together with the aim of further building up the strategic priorities of the Charter of Trust. The Charter of Trust also had the opportunity to welcome global cybersecurity experts, whose vibrant and insightful presentations fed into the overall discussion.

From 14 - 24 June, the Charter of Trust gathered virtually for its 2nd Collaboration Week of the year - Eight days of high-level keynotes, workshops and strategy sessions

Public and private organisations around the globe are increasingly witnessing a sharp rise in cyberattacks, even more so since the beginning of the pandemic. The recent Kaseya ransomware supply-chain attack highlights once again the need to increase cybersecurity efforts across all sectors. Collaboration and knowledge exchange are key pathways for the industry and other organisations to share best practices and collectively raise resilience against a growing and complex threat landscape.

Over the course of two weeks that were filled with working sessions and discussions , Charter of Trust Partners met in taskforces each dedicated to one of the 10 Principles. The Principle Taskforces that were active during this Collaboration Week included:  Principle 2 “Responsibility throughout the digital supply chain”, Principle 3 “Security by default”, Principle 6 “Education”, Principle 7 “Certification for critical infrastructure and solutions”, and Principle 8 “Transparency and response”. The Principle Taskforces took stock of the work done since the previous Collaboration Week in January 2021 and set concrete objectives for the coming months leading towards the next Collaboration Week in 2022.

Charter of Trust Partners discussed ongoing developments and cooperation initiatives with Associated Partners within the Associated Partner Forum (APF). The APF welcomed CyberNB and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as new members of the APF. Among the other Associated Partners present were Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Hasso Plattner Institute and Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).

One of the key highlights of the Collaboration Week is the series of keynote speeches provided by an impressive line-up of top cybersecurity experts which sparked discussions within the taskforces on the various challenges and opportunities currently faced by the sector. The Charter of Trust was pleased and honoured to host:

  • John Hering, Senior Government Affairs Manager, Digital Diplomacy at Microsoft
  • Annalaura Gallo, Senior Consultant, APCO
  • Philippe Blot​, Lead Expert on Certification, the ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity)
  • Adam Montville​, Chief Product Architect for Best Practices at the Centre for Internet Security​
  • Gill Thomas, Director of Engagement, Capacity & Resilience Program, Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)
  • Alejandro Fernandéz-Cernuda, Director of Engagement, Internet Integrity Program, Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)
  • Kayle Giroud, Partnership Associate Director, Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)
  • Katerina Megas, Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for IoT Program, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Barbara Bell Cuthill​, Deputy Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for IoT Program, NIST​ (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Nicola Sanna, ​President of the FAIR Institute & CEO, RiskLens
  • Julian Meyrick, Managing Partner & Vice President, Security Strategy Risk & Compliance, Security Services, IBM
  • Jens Meier​, Chief Executive Officer, the Hamburg Port Authority​
  • Dirk Slama​, Vice President at Robert Bosch GmbH & Chairman, the Digital Trust Forum (DTF)

Stay tuned for additional events to further advance the synergetic nature of the initiative!