and communication technologies (ICTs) are creating new
opportunities in the delivery and enhancement of basic
services in the health, educational, business, finance and
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.
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.
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
the end of the three-day event, this seminar was expected to
achieve the following:
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
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.