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

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