Office of the Spokesperson
On September 19, 2023, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma will chair the United States hosted event “In It Together: Action to Secure Cyberspace for All” on the margins of the 78th UN General Assembly, at the Lexington Hotel at 1:30 p.m. The event will be moderated by Ambassador at Large for Cyber and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick. Mr. Verma’s opening remarks will be open press. Participants will engage in a closed press roundtable discussion following these opening remarks.
The opening remarks of this event are open to the press. Pre-set time for cameras is 12:45 p.m. from the Interlude Room in the Lexington Hotel. Final access time for writers and stills is 1:15 p.m. from the Interlude Room in the Lexington Hotel.
Cyberspace and digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities for economic growth and development for all UN member states. At the same time, recent disruptive cyber attacks, carried out by criminals and nation states, demonstrate the risk that cyber vulnerabilities can pose to global peace and security. Practical actions are needed now to make all countries more secure and provide support to each other in responding to and recovering from significant cyber incidents. Since we are all in it together, this event will focus on actions UN member states can take to better secure cyberspace for all.
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