More than 4.9 billion people are now connected to the internet. This is particularly impressive given that only 7% of the world was online during the “Dot Com” crash. However, such broad use of the internet presents many challenges.
First and foremost, a third of the world’s population remains unconnected. Secondly, like any new frontier, the internet presents a variety of potential harms and security risks. In the USA alone, four in ten Americans have experienced online harassment, and a quarter have experienced more severe harassment such as stalking, physical threats, or sexual harassment.
In 2020, more than US$47 billion was lost to internet scams and fraud, and the number of reported scams increased to 266 million cases. Given that only 3-15% of consumers report online scams, the real figures are likely to be much larger. There has also been a significant escalation in cyber attacks and threats, from individual actions to so-called “hacktivist” groups and even state-sponsored attacks that impact governments, critical infrastructure, organisations, companies and industries, causing disruptions, and outages resulting in billions of dollars of damage.
eWorldwide Group has over 15 years of experience in cyber security, online safety and security. In 2007, we collaborated with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a member of the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) for Cybersecurity, drafting the child online protection concept document that was later ratified at the United Nations General Assembly. We apply transformation strategies and implementation roadmaps, typically coupled with policy reforms, standards and compliance to ensure that our solutions can be truly effective in improving online safety and security for all.
Marginalised communities are particularly at risk, which is why we prioritise online safety and security and have launched multiple initiatives in this area. Working with partners, we help national and regional governments and private sector to develop cyber policies and laws customised to meet the specific needs and threats of each group.
Recognising that we are living in dynamic times with ever-evolving physical threats, risks, and attacks, from terrorists, criminals and rouge agencies. We also provide Governments, law enforcement agencies, and the private sector comprehensive multi-dimensional security risk assessments examining the infrastructure, operational capability, information systems, and human capability. This approach allows us to customise and prioritise risk mitigation, capacity building, technology interventions, strategies, stakeholder engagement at the grass roots and policy formulation to address the specific needs and threats.
Examples of Our Work
The eWorldwide Group (eWWG), a global leader in social innovation committed to creating a resilient and sustainable future, has issued a compelling call to action to address the critical digital disconnect and protect children and young people from the rapidly evolving online threats. The group’s latest report, “Digital Disconnect: Critical Gaps in the Guidelines for […]
eWorldwide Group, in cooperation with the IEEE, organized a webinar aimed at addressing the escalating risks in the digital world and fostering dialogue among regulators concerning online safety and regulations for children and young people. The discussion underscored the urgent need for regulations to keep pace with the ever-evolving digital landscape, and emphasised critical gaps […]
DATE: Monday, 26th June, 2023, 8.00am – 10.00am UK Time. Webinar link at the bottom of this post. The eWorldwide Group, in collaboration with IEEE and a distinguished panel of global experts, is pleased to announce an interactive webinar titled “The Evolving Role of Stakeholders to Build Holistic Digital Resilience to Safeguard Children and Young […]
eWorldwide Group in discussions with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Director, Strategy, Research and Intelligence, Raja Segaran and Head, Global Business Development, Mohd Rofizal Mustapa to leverage innovative digital technology models, solutions and practices to Asia and Africa to help fast-track inclusive SMART Digital Transformation.
eWorldwide Group visiting the state-of-the-art cybersecurity labs at APU and in discussions with Prof. Bah, Prof. Thang and Prof. Suan (Technical Department Heads) to explore collaboration in the areas of Ethical AI design, Innovations to support the Sustainable Development Goals and Human Resilience .
With the rapid advancement and integration of digital technology, and ‘personal data’ being treated as the ‘new oil’, it is vital that national education policies and curricula are updated to ensure that children are not only taught digital skills, but also how to holistically build human resilience in the expanding world of artificial intelligent systems
Prof. Abbasi’s lecture, ‘Building Human Resilience in the World of Artificial Intelligence’ was standing room only! Students were engaged and interested in understanding the role they could play at the global stage to create ethical AI systems to support humanity and stop wars!
eWorldwide Group in discussions with Cybersecurity Malaysia, Chief Executive Officer, Dato Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab and Head, International Engagement, Noraini Abdul Rahman exploring strategies to build greater resilience and security with emerging technologies, IoT and artificial intelligent systems across the Asia Pacific region.
Holistic digital resilience helps individuals, organizations, communities, and nations recognize and effectively manage the wide variety of risks emanating from natural disasters and extreme climate events, health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, and online threats. A clear lesson from COVID-19 is that the future will continue to be disruptivenew trends and shocks willcontinue to affect […]
A clear lesson from the COVID-19 crisis is that it is not guaranteed that the future will become less disruptive new trends and shocks will continue to affect people’s lives, which is why resilience-building is more crucial than ever. The response to this unprecedented crisis demonstrates another clear lessonthe importance of digitalization and digital resilience […]