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Triple Win of Information Security Education and Solidarity Initiative: “What is ISES, Why it is Paramount, and How to Implement”


Information Security and Education Initiative is running in its 4th year, and was  co-sponsored by the UNESCO participation Programme. The main target is to leverage the good of new ICT technology in LDCs (least developed countries), in order to bring prosperity and security.

At this time, the situation in LDCs is often not satisfactory, because any cyber attacker can steal without resistance and a fair chance to be caught. In addition, the attacker may use LDCs network to attack first nations, such that the attacker get away without reasonable prosecution. The latter fact clearly demonstrates that any support of security does not feel good only because of the support, but is also selfish for in respect to the security gain in the first world. This message is paramount and with ISES we want to trigger following processes:

• Stimulate large supplier in engaging in ISES
• Stimulate ISES activity with a large and situation tailored catalogue for bi- and multilateral support systems.
• Creating awareness of the diversity of approaches from policy level to strategic level all the way down to implementation level.
• Enhancing strong knowledge exchange and educational mutual support.
• Opening new opportunities to balance the gender issue.

The organization team (Prof. Bernhard Hämmerli, Prof. Konrad Marfurt, MSc Serah Francis and Raymond Morel (IFIP and Academy of Sciences) will stimulate with a few 7 minutes statements for ISES.

The main goal is the discussion afterwards with the audience. We want to learn from more countries the situation and methods and model which are used for information security and its education. With this exchange we will reach together stronger attention and a better position to organize support for LDC for good of all of us.


Prof. Dr. Bernhard M. Haemmerli

Speakers / panellists
  • Raymond Morel, IFIP
  • Prof. Konrad Marfurt, LUASA
  • Serah Francis, NTNU Norway
Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-business
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-learning

ISES core message are security, education and digital equity for a better (digital) economy

Link to the Sustainable Development Process
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Trust and Confidence, Digital Responsibility and Sustainable Development

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland