Sberbank to hold Global Cyber Week

Jan 17, 2019
  • Global Cyber Week will include OFFZONE, a technical conference, and the International Cybersecurity Congress (ICC).
  • Taking place for the second time, the ICC will be the key event of Global Cyber Week.


17 January 2019, Moscow – In 2019 Sberbank will hold its first Global Cyber Week, an international cybersecurity week which will take place in Moscow on 17-21 June.

Global Cyber Week will kick off with OFFZONE, a conference on practical cybersecurity, on 17-18 June. The conference will include a CTF (capture the flag) competition during which participants will tackle various cybersecurity tasks, attack each other’s services, and defend their own infrastructure.

On 19 June an international online cybersecurity risk management training session will be held, which will let major global companies, including from the financial sector, check how prepared they are to fend of attacks on infrastructure.

The International Cybersecurity Congress (ICC) will be the key event of Global Cyber Week and run from 20-21 June. The ICC is a cross-industry platform for global dialogue between representatives of government agencies, international business leaders and key experts on the most pertinent and acute issues of cybersecurity in the context of globalisation and digitalisation.

The first ICC took place on 5-6 July 2018 in Moscow. It brought together more than 2,200 participants and around 700 companies from over 50 countries. The ICC was also attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Ensuring cybersecurity is a national task, and to address it we need to combine the efforts of law enforcement agencies, the business community, NGOs and citizens,” said Mr Putin in his address at the ICC.

CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Herman Gref commented: “Last year we created a forum to bring together the global community against the backdrop of growing cyberthreats. It’s clear that work to shape a secure global cyberspace are only just beginning, and to successfully combat cybercrime we need to develop effective international cooperation at a corporate level. That is why we have decided to not only make the ICC an annual event, but also organise Global Cyber Week – a comprehensive set of events involving different formats.”