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1 ITU Carla Licciardello Policy Analyst

2 Where are we coming from Specialized agency of the UN for telecommunications and ICTs

3 Some more info about ITU

4 What we are talking about?

5 Everyone if affected

6 The importance of Cybersecurity Security is about subjectively perceived threats/risks. From industrial age to information societies - Increasing dependence on the availability of ICTs - Number of Internet users growing constantly (now 40% of world s population) Statistics and reports show that cyber-threats are on the rise - The likely annual cost to the global economy from Cybercrime is estimated at more than $455 billion (Source: McAfee Report on Economic Impact of Cybercrime, 2013). Developing countries most at risk as they adopt broader use of ICTs - E.g. Africa leading in Mobile-broadband penetration: almost 20% in up from less than 2% in 2010 (Source: ITU ICT Statistics) Need for building cybersecurity capacity - Protection is crucial for the socio-economic wellbeing of a country in the adoption of new technologies Source: Symantec 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 6

7 Handling Cyber Security over the years Ministry of Finance Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Interior Ministry of Telecommunications/ ICTs Ministry of Telecommunic ations/icts Ministry of Education Ministry of Health Ministry of Defense 7

8 Multitude of Global processes/forums: Sample Snapshot ISO/IEC ITU Study Groups and forums OHCHR forums UN Governmental Group of Experts Global Forum On Cyber Expertise HRC forums The London process Internet Governance Forum OASIS Annual Garmish Forum UNODC forums UNGA Discussions in various committees UNESCO forums UNODC forums IAEA forums Wuzhen Summit UN Governmental Group of Experts East West Institute Annual Summits World Economic Forum processes 8

9 WSIS Action Line C5 : Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs WSIS entrusted ITU as sole facilitator for WSIS Action Line C ITU launched the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA). A framework for international cooperation in cybersecurity 9

10 ITU s Role as a Technical Agency Building Trust in Networks Neutral Global Convener Technical Assistance / Capacity Building Developing Technical Standards Serving as a Global Knowledge Base 10

11 Holistic Approach- Five areas of action Legal Measures - Legal Measures Strategy - Adequate and harmonized legal frameworks Capacity Building Technical/Proce dural Measures Committed to Connecting the World - National Cybersecurity Goals and Framework - International Cybersecurity Standards - Secure Government Infrastructure - Global Technical Collaboration International Cooperation Organizational Structures - Government Coordination - National Focal Point - National CIRT - Public-Private Partnerships - Cybersecurity Skills and Training - Culture of Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Innovation - Enhanced collaboration (multistakeholder, Bi/Multi lateral) - Inter-Agency Collaboration 11

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13 ITU National CIRT Programme: National CIRTs - first line of cyber-response ITU is working with Member States to facilitate the deployment of capabilities to build capacity at national and regional level, in addition to establishing National Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs). CIRT assessments conducted by ITU in 65 countries CIRTs currently in operation and established with the support of ITU in 11 countries CIRT projects under execution with ITU in 4 countries 11 cyber drills conducted by ITU with participation of over 100 countries 92 Countries with no CIRTs 13

14 ITU Study Groups A platform for information exchange between ITU Member States and Sector Members (industry, academia etc.) ITU-T Study Group 17 : Security Standardization work on cybersecurity; Over 300 standards (ITU-T Recommendations) relevant to security ITU-T Study Groups 5 and 20 Smart Cities & IoTs and Security ITU-D Study Group 2 Question 3/2: Securing information and Communication networks: Best practices for developing a culture of Cybersecurity 14

15 Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative Children s use of the internet* More than one in three 3-4 year-olds use the internet 91% of children live in households with internet access A greater proportion of children aged own smartphones than adults Risks and evidence: Cyberbullying, Sexual images/sexting, Grooming and Harmful content and much more * OECD countries Small group of entities Building the partnership network Working together on project-basis Joining forces to develop and implement an action plan today Working together to maximize impact Setting the global vision for child online protection Enhancing synergies to achieve our goals The Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative Tools and Guidelines Capacity Building and Education Laws and Legislations Technology Solutions Awareness and Advocacy 34 Partners

16 Building a global multistakeholder partnership Founding Member and Co-initiator of CSIRT Maturity initiative Best practices in cybercrime legislations, joint technical assistance to Member States, information sharing Tap into expertise of globally recognized industry players and accelerate info sharing with ITU Member States Collaboration on Study Group 2 Question 3 and in Cyberdrills Collaboration with ABI Research The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) Capacity building initiatives, joint consultations and more. Collaboration with FIRST To share best practices on computer incident response, engage in joint events, facilitate affiliation of national CIRTS of Member States Collaboration with Member States Regional Cybersecurity Centres Joint activities to combat the proliferation of SPAM 8 JUNE 2015 : MoU to jointly enhance Cybersecurity capacity in the ECOWAS region 16

17 UN-wide cooperation mechanisms UN-wide Framework on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime (2013) Developed by ITU and UNODC together with 33 UN Agencies. Enables enhanced coordination among UN entities in their response to concerns of Member States regarding cybercrime and cybersecurity UN System Internal Coordination Plan on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime (2014) Developed through close coordination of different UN agencies/bodies building on the UN-wide Framework on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime upon request by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon Designed as a guide to improve the internal coordination activities of the UN system organizations on related matters 17

18 Are we far from this?

19 19 Thank You itu150.org

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