Bangkok, Thailand (BBN)- The United Nations telecommunications agency has teamed up with a global coalition to address issues related to cybersecurity, including analyzing and sharing information on threats, early warning and emergency responses.
The effort by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Terrorism (IMPACT) is in keeping with the call made at the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society to build security and confidence in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), a UN press statement said.
The agreement signed by the heads of the two bodies on Thursday in Bangkok, on the sidelines of a major Asia-Pacific telecom conference, will operationalize the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) at IMPACT’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur.
The GCA is a framework for global cooperation for governments, international law enforcement authorities, the private sector, international organizations and civil society to make cyberspace more secure in an increasingly networked information society.
The joint effort by the ITU and IMPACT – an initiative which brings together governments, industry leaders and cybersecurity experts to enhance the global community’s capacity to prevent, defend and respond to cyberthreats – aims to provide real-time analysis, aggregation and dissemination of global cyber threat information.