From COVID19 to cyber affairs: countering cybercrime, protecting your business and building economic prosperity

07.10.2020 • 09.00
a cura di UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Live Talk in inglese


During COVID19 we experienced the largest working from home moment in history. The increasing use of e-commerce and online activities exposed individuals and companies to a multitude of new (and old) crime threats.

Cybercriminals and cybercrime became reality to all.

How can policy-makers and law enforcement work with public/private partnerships to counter cybercrime? What are the newest cybercrime trends and what can we expect in the near future?


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Neil Walsh

Neil Walsh joined the United Nations in January 2016 and is Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Department. With staff in six continents, Neil leads the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s strategic response to cybercrime, money laundering, terrorist  financing and counter-proliferation  financing by delivering political & policy advice and capacity building around the globe.  

Neil aids Member State preventive diplomacy and advises UN Senior Leadership, including the Secretary-General, General Assembly and the
Security Council, on related matters. Prior to joining UNDOC, Neil served for over 15 years within the UK National Crime Agency countering international serious organised crime and terrorism including long-term postings to Europol HQ in The Hague and Malta. Neil’s broad work experience includes Head-of-Governmentpolicy-making and extensive covert operations with partners around the world countering cybercrime, terrorism, money laundering, online child sexual exploitation, drug trafficking, human trafficking and weapons proliferation.

Neil is 40 years old and comes from Belfast, Northern Ireland and is married with 4 young children. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology & Criminology and an M.Sc. in Criminal Investigation. He is also an experienced paramedic. In his spare time, Neil advocates for bowel cancer (colorectal cancer), brain haemorrhage, liver failure and pulmonaryembolism awareness and prevention (he has survived all of these conditions)