ITU and the Global Cyber Alliance signed a joint declaration to cooperate for a safer and more secure information society.
Under the agreement, the two organizations will explore the possibility of developing mechanisms, tools and services to help ITU Members improve their level of preparedness and response against cyber threats.
ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said, “Through our work, more and more people around the globe are connecting to the digital economy every day. We must strive to ensure it is a safe and secure environment that benefits all. This innovative joint initiative will make great strides to do just that.”
Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau and Mr Philip Reitinger, President and Chief Executive Officer at Global Cyber Alliance signed the declaration.
“Cybersecurity will continue to be a big challenge as we use technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. The impact could go far beyond simple hacking or data breach,” said Sanou.
“As with most ICT issues, the solution is often imbedded in the problem. I am pleased to see that this cooperation adds to our on-going collaboration with stakeholders in the ICT sector to work together to create an enabling environment for the future,” added Sanou.
“The partnership with the ITU provides the Global Cyber Alliance with an opportunity to bring solutions that will reduce cyber risk to the world. Participation with ITU expands our reach around the world, allowing us to advance our initiatives and bring more scale to what we do,” said Reitinger.