The Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva co-sponsored this year's "The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge", an annual cyber policy competition for students across the globe to compete in developing national security policy recommendations to tackle a fictional cyber catastrophe. The event took place in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), focussing this year on a possible cyber-attack on European networks. Competitors will provide recommendations balancing individual national approaches and a collective crisis management response, considering capabilities, policies, and governance structures of NATO, EU, and individual nations.
It is with sadness that the EU Delegation to South Africa takes note of last night's terror attack in Paris leaving one police officer dead and two others seriously injured. The attacker was shot on the scene while a second man, suspected of being linked to the shooting, reportedly surrendered himself in Belgium.