Press Release: Burkina Faso President announced as new Chairman of IMPACT Advisory Board

Global Cybersecurity efforts further reinforced through ITU-IMPACT’s growing network of early warning and international cyber response facilities

Geneva, 25 October 2011 – Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, has been appointed Chairman of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), which serves at the executing arm of the ITU in the area of cyber security.

Mr Compaoré takes over from former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who served as founding Chairman of the IAB. The handover ceremony was held today at the ITU Telecom World 2011 event in Geneva, in conjunction with the second IAB meeting.

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