The Tech Against Terrorism Project is holding a startup workshop in New York during the week of the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembley (UNGA). The aim of the workshop is to reach out to the tech startup community in New York & discuss responses to the terrorist use of online platforms & services.
Tech Against Terrorism is a global campaign designed to help fight the terrorist exploitation of technology, in support of the knowledge-sharing component of theGlobal Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.Together with leading tech companies, our focus is on building practical tools to help startups develop responses to the exploitation of their services, whilst reinforcing the importance of human rights & protecting fundamental freedoms. To this end, we are engaging with startups around the world to identify their concerns & the best ways in which we might be able to provide assistance. Our partners include major tech companies such asFacebook,Google,TwitterandMicrosoft, & startups includingSoundCloud,TransferWise,JustPaste.itandYellow.
The New York workshop is designed to educate startups on the nature of the threat & the ways in which their platforms might be susceptible to exploitation, to learn what particular vulnerabilities firms' might have identified, & to ascertain the best means for the Tech Against Terrorism team to provide support.
Our aim is to get as many tech startups from New York attending. In particular we're interested in startups that providesocial media, communications, data storage, fintech or block chain services- as these are the areas that can provide propaganda & operational applicability for terrorist groups.
This event will also afford networking opportunities with representatives of some of Tech Against Terrorism's major industry partners.Tickets for this workshop are free but are subject to availability. Please email us on email@example.com with your name & affiliation & we will contact you to confirm your space/provide the venue location.
Please visit our website onwww.techagainstterrorism.orgfor more information or getin touch with the Tech Against Terrorism team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.We hope to see you in September!
Tech Against Terrorism is being implemented by the ICT4Peace Foundation for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED), pursuant to UN Security Council resolution 2354 (2017) & the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee.