2018 Winner Profile

United Nations Development Programme

Paul Raines

COMPANY WHERE WON: United Nations Development Programme

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: UNDP’s cyber-incident response team significantly upgraded its capabilities to become an international model of best practice. First, it developed a system that pinpoints potential compromises by comparing known malware indications with the security traffic feeds from UNDP’s 177 offices. Second, it developed a threat intelligence and web site scanning capability to identify potential risks to the organization. Third, they improved readiness by developing in-house exercises and participating in capture-the-flag competitions. Finally, the cyber-security team sponsors annual international conferences to train IT personnel from developing nations. Thus, in short time UNDP has become a center of excellence among non-profit international organizations.

INDUSTRY: Nonprofit