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Cyber Threats Masterclass for media professionals

Cyber crime and the use of the internet for terrorist purposes - Application deadline 2 October

The rapid progress of information technology has been one of the key drivers for global development in the last years. However, these advances have generated new threats for the increasing connected world.

Within this constantly evolving cyber landscape, knowledgeable and accurate journalism, and responsible public information are needed more than ever to frame ethical debates surrounding new digital trends and complex security issues. To deepen the understanding of these challenges, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) organizes a specialized course on cyber security from 1 to 2 December 2016.

The Cyber Threats Masterclass (course information) will be held at the United Nations Campus in Turin.

In particular, the course also addresses:

  • Evolution of the digital society and modern vulnerabilities
  • Understanding cyber warfare, cyber terrorism and cyber espionage
  • Online crimes against property and persons
  • Terrorist use of the Internet
  • Using big data analytics for reinforcing security
  • How to recognize and communicate cyber-threats/facts
  • Discussing freedom of the press and cyber security
  • Securing journalists, protecting sources and media infrastructures

The Masterclass is organized within the framework of the UNICRI Journalism and Public Information Programme on New Threats, focusing on new threats to states and citizens, in particular those associated with the onset of globalization and technological advances.

The new edition of the Cyber Threats Masterclass will be led by renowned international experts in the field of cyber crime, terrorist use of the internet and the role of media.

The programme is intended for journalists, chief information officers, public information and risk communication professionals, and those who want to specialize in public information and journalism.

Upon completion of the course UNICRI grants a certificate of participation.

Deadline for applications: 2 October 2016 (23:00 CET)

E-mail: Tel.: (+39) 011 6537144