2019 Winner Profile

United Nations Development Programme

Paul Raines

COMPANY WHERE WON: United Nations Development Programme

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: UNDP sponsors global conferences on cybersecurity in order to train IT professionals in developing nations on cyber-incident response. The format of the conferences has been one day of presentations from IT leaders speaking on current topics of interest in cybersecurity followed by 2 days of training on how to organize and operate a cyber-incident response team. Previous years’ conferences were held in Istanbul, Marrakech and Podgorica. For its 2018 conference, UNDP is taking the bold step to hold a conference in Kiev, Ukraine which will specifically focus on attracting women IT professionals in developing countries to the cybersecurity profession.

INDUSTRY: Nonprofit