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Cybersecurity Symposium
Where: Florianópolis Convention Center, Florianópolis, Brazil
When: 4 October 2004 (the day before WTSA-04)

The day before ITU's World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-04) gets underway, ITU will host a Cybersecurity Symposium. The event will address global concern on security in information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as providing a high-level overview of the subject using practical experiences to illustrate how specific threats can be dealt with.

With our increasing dependence on electronic communication networks, the importance of security cannot be overemphasized. The explosive growth in the use of this infrastructure has increased the reliance of organizations and individuals on the information stored and communicated using these systems. This has led to a heightened awareness of the need to protect data and resources.

Indeed, the recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) highlighted the importance of ICT security as well as global standards in its declaration of principles.

Standards development bodies have a unique ability to address security vulnerabilities. As well as the publication and development of many important security Recommendations, ITU-T has actively encouraged many open discussions on providing security guidelines and identifying threats and vulnerabilities. ITU-T's work on security covers a wide area. Work includes studies into security from network attacks, theft or denial of service, theft of identity, eavesdropping, tele-biometrics for authentication, physical security, security for emergency telecommunications and telecommunication networks security requirements. Over seventy ITU-T Recommendations focusing on security have been published.

This Cybersecurity Symposium will aim to cover some of the most important issues facing network operators, enterprises, governments and individuals today and explain how ITU-T can help to make the cyberworld a safer place. The Symposium will bring together senior managers from administrations, computer emergency response teams (CERTs), network operators and equipment manufacturers to discuss the current state of cybersecurity, and consider future approaches to ensure security in cyberspace.

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