Day 1

The Future of Cyber Volunteering Across the Atlantic

Session complexity:
10:45 - 11:35

Low-level cyber attacks on under-resourced organizations like nonprofits, school districts, municipalities, and small businesses continue to devastate these organizations on a regular basis, and have for years. These community organizations face phishing and email scams, financial fraud, data breaches and leaks, and ransomware extortion, impeding local access to critical services and threatening public trust in the institutions they rely on for daily life.

Numerous community-based efforts in the United States have sprung up to assist with this inequity, offering low or no-cost services to organizations in need and leveraging local talent. These include higher education-based cybersecurity clinics and Security Operations Centers (SOCs), non-profit hosted cyber volunteering programs, state incident response corps, and more.

Join us for this panel as we explore cutting-edge cyber volunteering programs in the U.S. and around the world and compare the American and European strategies for protecting community-based organizations. Panelists will discuss novel initiatives to protect these organizations, and what the future of cyber aid looks like around the world.