Developing global paradigm-shifting partnerships and cooperation between Global EPIC members
Leveraging cybersecurity to enable economic development opportunities
Global EPIC soft-landing program
Offering companies and entrepreneurs low risk entry for a trial period in one of the Global EPIC ecosystems
Promoting economic development through cybersecurity
GlobalEPIC (Global Ecosystems Partnered in Innovation and Cybersecurity) was founded to network and grow international cybersecurity innovation ecosystems and co-create, and adopt, world-changing solutions to high-impact cybersecurity challenges, both current and emergent.
Cybersecurity threats are a global challenge that disrupts local, national, and international innovation.
The scale and maliciousness of such threats continue to evolve, largely unimpeded, and hardly a day goes by without news of yet another successful attack, suggesting that our current approach to cybersecurity is failing. Isolating cybersecurity as its own domain ignores its inherent importance to all sectors and levels of society. Consequently, new approaches need to connect the cybersecurity and economic development realms, in order to take full advantage of the global and local benefits of cyber and cyber-enabled technologies.
Across the globe, ecosystems that bring together academia, industry, and government operate to respond to cybersecurity threats and enable economic development opportunities. These ecosystems have largely developed independently driven by local objectives. Each ecosystem is anchored on a keystone organization. Increasingly, the leaders of these keystones are becoming aware that the challenges of cybersecurity require global paradigm-shifting partnerships and cooperation that reflect regional and local imperatives. Hence, EPIC focuses on both co-creating globally and benefitting locally. Underpinning this perspective is a conscious attempt to globalize – localize the global and globalize the local.
Cybersecurity ecosystems focus on cybersecurity and wealth creation within their local communities and on an international scale.
Our member ecosystems span industry, academia, and government, with a consistent focus cultivating on economic development opportunities through public-private partnerships in cyber. Interested in joining our community of experts? Visit our Join Us page for more information.
“The economy of data security is thriving around the world. Global Epic shines a light on the opportunity for global economic growth through this industry- in local and regional economies. Through this process, it has also created a community of world leading practitioners who collaborate for individual and collective success.”
“I expect important economic benefits, such as job creation, revenue enhancement and investment … companies must scale globally and securely to succeed.”
"Global EPIC commences a new era, on which the being and doing at the local level would turn into a sustainable and well-orchestrated operation at the global one.”
"GlobalEPIC allows companies in our locality to open up new global markets. We are enthused by the economic opportunity that developing the talent pipeline, research base, community of innovators and investment environment represents.”
A Sampling of the Value Offered by Global EPIC.
With over 30 Cybersecurity Hubs, Global EPIC represents a variety of stakeholders/stakeholder configurations, cultures, geographies, and levels of maturity. Information sharing between Keystones can provide valuable resources to both established and up-and-coming organizations. Examples include soft landing services; shared operational tools, facilities, knowledge, and experience; and connectivity with local stakeholders.
Global EPIC's unique Spiral Roadmap and Public-Private Partnership model will help its members grow in a sustainable quantifiable manner, with the goal of surveying more communities worldwide.
Global EPIC will create development programs to enhance the skillsets and knowledge of individuals operating in specific scenarios (e.g., pathways), and is the first professional organization specializing for economic development professionals focused on cybersecurity.
Global EPIC will allow companies to better anticipate emerging issues, understand coming trends, and investigate theories of new technologies, in order to be better prepared for inevitable cyber-attacks on the horizon.
Global EPIC by the Numbers