Press Release: ITU calls for global collaboration to tackle Cybersecurity threats
ITU Telecom World 2012 to provide platform to examine core global cybersecurity issues
Geneva, 31 May 2012 – ITU today called for greater international co-operation between governments and the ICT industry to tackle the global nature of today’s cybersecurity threats. The recent discovery of the highly complex Flame malware by Kaspersky Lab reinforces the need for a co-ordinated response. Flame was discovered by Kaspersky Lab experts following a technical analysis requested by the ITU into an unknown piece of malware which was deleting sensitive information.
International co-operation is a key element of ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA). ITU is fully engaging its Member States and all the world’s players in its activities, collaborating closely with its partners to identify current challenges, consider emerging and future threats, and propose global strategies to meet the goals of the GCA. A core element of GCA is the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), an international public-private initiative – whose membership comprises of 142 countries – dedicated to enhancing the global community’s capacity to prevent, defend and respond to cyberthreats.