The World Bank’s Digital Development (DD) Global Practice cordially invites you to a seminar on “Securing Critical Infrastructure.” This seminar is part of the World Bank’s ongoing Cyber Resilience Event Series.
Rapid digital transformation of critical infrastructure (CI) sectors (e.g., finance, energy, health, transport, telecom) has also introduced new cybersecurity risks that can undermine the safety, security, and resilience of these sectors and the continuous and reliable delivery of essential services. The combination of increased digital dependency and its related risks to CIs requires governments to strengthen their institutional, regulatory, and operational capacity and adopt policies, strategies, and technical measures to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of their critical sectors.
The event will start with opening remarks by a senior government counterpart from Sierra Leone, where there have been significant efforts to increase the country’s cybersecurity and resilience, and a keynote address on the importance of protecting critical infrastructure from cybersecurity-related risks. This will be followed by a panel of senior cybersecurity experts from partner organizations who will discuss available approaches, tools, and mechanisms to support critical infrastructure protection (CIP) and share insights, challenges, lessons, and recommendations on cyber-capacity building. The event aims to catalyze knowledge partnerships and operational engagements in order to scale up critical infrastructure protection (CIP) efforts and investments.
9:00am – 9:05am
Welcome Remarks by Casey Torgusson, Global Program Manager, World Bank
9:05am – 9:15am
Opening remarks Mariama Yormah, Coordinator of the Sierra Leone National Cybersecurity Coordination Center (N3C)
9:15am – 10:05am
|Panel Discussion: “Moving Forward with Partners” moderated by Anat Lewin, Digital Safeguards Business Line Lead, World Bank|
10:10am – 10:15am
Closing Remarks by Anat Lewin (5 min)
- WHEN: June 21st, 2023
- WHERE: 1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA - Room: MC-C2-350 & via Zoom