Wednesday, October 07, 2009

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Focus on Cybersecurity

ITU has announced a partnership with the Intentional Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) to increase international cooperation.
"IMPACT... set up its Global Response Centre (GRC) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, earlier this year as the international community’s foremost cyberthreat resource, to proactively track and defend against cyberthreats."
The ITU Secretary-General spoke at the ITU Telecom World 2009 on the need for better coordination:
"ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun TourĂ© stressed the importance of cyberpeace, where nations collaborate in a global cybersecurity framework based on enlightened self-interest. "Every country is now critically dependent on technology for commerce, finance, healthcare, emergency services, food distribution and more. Loss of vital networks would quickly cripple any nation – and none is immune to cyberattack."

Cybersecurity in action at ITU Telecom World 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Russian FSB Arrests for Dagestan Intrusions

Axis Information and Analysis provided a short report on the arrest by Russian FSB (Federal Security Services) of an individual for politically motivated intrusions into the systems of various Russian republics:
"In the course of investigation the FSB employees managed to find cyber-criminals of the Ansar group of insurgents who had been engaged in hacker attacks with an aim of distribution of their ideas through the world-wide web, and the 27 y.o. hacker Albert Saayev. The FSB established his participation in breaking of some of the state information resources, including sites of authorities of the Chechen Republic, Dagestan and Ingushetia."
The article alleges that Mr. Saayev had previously been arrested and convicted of similar crimes.

Dagestan hackers suspected of cyber-extremism detained by Federal Security Service in Moscow