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ITU/EU (ENISA) Regional Seminar on Cyber Security for CEE, CIS and Baltic States

Riga, Latvia - 25-27 May 2005

Purpose of the event 

 

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are creating new opportunities in the delivery and enhancement of basic services in the health, educational, business, finance and government sectors.  However, the benefits of the Information Society to governments, businesses and citizens can only be fully realized if security and trust concerns are addressed and solutions are put in place to deal with cyber crime, enforceable legislation, identity management, data privacy and the protection of critical information systems.

The high reliance on ICTs as an enabler for social and economic development and the speed with which critical information systems and data can be accessed, manipulated and destroyed has put cyber security on the top of the agenda as one of the main challenges to the emerging Information Society and the knowledge-based economy. Within the framework of its mandate in the Istanbul Action Plan Programme 3, ITU and the Government of Latvia have organized a regional seminar on Cyber Security for CIS, CEE and Baltic States. This seminar provided a forum for Member States and Sector members from the region to discuss and exchange views on the main cyber security threats and challenges faced by countries in the region. Countries had the opportunity to present national initiatives in cyber security policies, strategies and legislation.

At the end of the three-day event, this seminar was expected to achieve the following:

Increased awareness and exchange of best practices amongst countries in the region on solutions and initiatives that have been successful in addressing some security and trust issues for e-applications and Internet Protocol networks.

Facilitating the formulation of common views and strategies on cyber security as inputs to WTDC06, WSIS process and WSIS thematic meeting scheduled for end of June 2005.

 

 

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