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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Archive for 4 giugno 2014

Missing Children Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 giugno 2014

Information posters about missing children on the wall at a charity in west LondonBrussels. New data provided by Missing Children Europe at the “When every minute counts” conference for International Missing Children’s day (25 May) held today in Athens shows that runaways make up 50% of missing children cases recorded by 116 000 missing children hotlines across Europe followed by parental abductions with 36% and unaccompanied migrant minors with 2%.Criminal abductions by third parties that are often given more publicity by media make up only 2% of missing children cases.
Data was also collected from 116 000 missing children hotlines in Europe that responded to 630.724 calls in 2013 and dealt with over 5000 cases of missing children. 116 000 hotlines are now operational in 27 out of 28 EU member states as well as Serbia and Albania. Lack of financial resources, lack of support from the government and lack of awareness of the service were reported as the key challenges faced by 116 000 hotlines in 2013. This data is also supported by the fact that 59% of hotline workers are volunteers and that 36% of survey respondents from countries where a 116 000 missing children hotline was availabledid not know which number they would call if a child went missing1.In an effort to raise awareness of the 3 most overlooked groups of missing children, Missing Children Europe will be unveiling a photo exhibition aptly called  “Missing Children: Out of Focus” as part of the event in Greece today. The exhibition will feature artistic images of 3 real stories of missing children cases representing runaways, parental abductions and unaccompanied migrant minors. The conference will also raise awareness on the tools available to support missing children and their families, with a specific focus on cooperation between national stakeholders involved in Child alert systems across Europe. Speaking about the conference, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, President of Missing Children Europe and UN Special Rapporteur on Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography said, “Luckily, many missing children are found within the first 3 days after the disappearance. But this doesn’t mean that the problem is solved. Once returned to the place from which they have run away, they may again be confronted with the same situation of conflict, abuse or neglect and run away again. The more often they run, the higher the risks they take to survive. In other cases however, the children are never found, or found too late. US statistics tell us that, when children are murdered following an abduction, they are murdered within the first hours after the disappearance. In those rare cases, every minute, every second counts”.About a dozen European countries have set up national Child alert systems to be able to rapidly alert the general public in extreme cases of missing children. However cross border cooperation can be very limited. The “When every minute counts” conference aims at sharing existing best practice on setting up Child alert systems and promoting better cooperation between cross border cases of missing children.

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Cybersecurity and Corporate Governance Challenges are Featured Topics at ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM Conference in Barcelona

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Cyber-SecurityRolling Meadows, IL, USA Cybersecurity challenges ranging from the global skills shortage to increasingly sophisticated threats are plaguing enterprises today and will be featured topics at ISACA’s European Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS)/Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Held 28 September-1 October 2014, the conference will bring global experts together to examine advances in assurance, risk and cybersecurity, and provide guidance to help attendees face these challenges. Keynote Speaker Simon Singh, Ph.D., scientist, encryption expert and best-selling author, will give his most advanced insights on encryption for cybersecurity and data privacy, and will demonstrate an original World War II-era Enigma encryption machine in his opening address, “Cracking the Cipher Challenge.”  “I am looking forward to ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM 2014, where I will be talking to the delegates about the rich and vital history of information security,” said Singh. “This goes back many centuries, and includes moments when cracking codes changed the course of history.”Closing Keynote Speaker Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of the Olympus Corporation and author, will discuss how he worked his way up over 30 years at Olympus to become CEO, only to be dismissed two weeks later, after blowing the whistle on the company’s US $1.7 billion accounting fraud. He will discuss leadership and ethical capitalism in his address, “Corporate Governance in the Real World.”ISACA—a nonprofit global association serving more than 115,000 information systems (IS) governance, assurance, risk and security professionals, will offer more than 40 sessions in four tracks at the conference:  Assurance, Cybersecurity, Risk and Privacy/Compliance. Session topics include responding to cyberattacks, big data, Internet of Things and cloud adoption.
ISACA is the exclusive host sponsor of the Global CyberLympics World Finals, which will be held concurrently with the conference. Global CyberLympics is an international online cybersecurity competition that tests the skills of information security and assurance professionals in teams of four to six people in areas including ethical hacking, computer network defense and computer forensics. Global CyberLympics is run by EC-Council Foundation, a nonprofit ethical hacking organization established in 2011.

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