Cybersecurity is a risk that faces everybody, and none more than the Information Society. The more connected we are, the more vulnerable we become – and the only defence is to be sure that the providers of technology solutions are trustworthy and ethical.
Those that provide ICT solutions must be held to a standard where they provide safe solutions that do no harm. This is increasingly important in the age of the Fourth Industrial revolution with the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning, all of which have the power to make everyone’s lives easier, and can provide economic opportunity, but come with a concomitant risk.
The workshop speakers will explore the risks, and because it all comes down to the people who provide the products and services, the following questions will be examined:
AI is a technology that could make the world a better place, but there are many risks (internet Society Policy Paper 26 April 2017). What are some of the risks, and how can we mitigate against them?
The workshop will conclude by exploring the partnerships that can be built between governments, civil society organisations and IFIP to ensure the provisioning is trustworthy and ethical.
Mr. Mike Hinchey, President IFIP
Ms. Brenda Aynsley, Chair, IFIP IP3
Mr. Stephen Ibaraki, Vice-chair, IFIP IP3
The session looks at the provisioning of trustworthy and ethical ICT solutions and platforms, and confidence and security in using the systems. The focus on people relates to capacity building. We explore the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies as the enabling environment.
Securely harnessing the power of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies results in an improved economy and new opportunities for growth. Trustworthy provisioning delivers resilient ICT infrastructure.
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