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Thursday, June 13 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Business for Better Cybersecurity: How the private sector can promote economic growth and digital rights

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The digital economy is fostering economic growth and democratizing opportunities for emerging market businesses, but growing cybersecurity threats jeopardize long-term economic growth and customers’ digital rights. Despite this, conversations around cybersecurity best practices and policies are still relatively absent from mainstream policy discussions. This panel will invite speakers from the private sector, civil society, and government from around the world to discuss the role of business in leading engagements around improved cybersecurity policy and practices in emerging markets. Speakers will present on how their countries have engaged on related cybersecurity issues and the ramifications for growth and digital rights. This will be followed by a moderated discussion on best practices for implementing strong cybersecurity protections in emerging market businesses, common challenges, policy approaches, and advocacy strategies. The session will conclude by opening the panel for audience questions.


Hanna Wetters

Program Officer, Africa, Center for International Private Enterprise


Thursday June 13, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm BST
Oya 1 (Laico)