WTDC-14 Highlights: Issue N°5, 2 April 2014 : ITU presents Global Cybersecurity Index

Measuring Cyber-readiness; promoting capacity building & knowledge sharing high on the agenda

Cyber criminals are often one step ahead of the field in the battle to prevent misuse of information and communication technology.

In response, more must be done as challenges to cybersecurity such as denial-of-service attacks, identity and data theft, and destructive malware proliferate and become more sophisticated

This was the message delivered by ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau Director Brahima Sanou, at a special event on “Measuring Countries’ Readiness and Building Capacity on Cybersecurity” held on the sidelines of ITU’s sixth quadrennial World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC10-14) currently in session in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (see the archive of the event’s webcast).

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