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Cybersecurity Publications

​Cybersecurity Publications



Trend Micro "Targeted Attack Trends", 2H 2013 Report

​​​​​This half-year report presents the various targeted attack campaigns observed and investigated based on customer cases and research. 



Internet Security Threat Report 2014 by Symantec

​With a foreword by the ITU Secretary General, the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2014 provides a comprehensive compilation and analysis of the threat landscape evolution. ​



Trend Micro 2014 First Quarter Roundup Report

​This Trend Micro quarterly report underlines the existing and emerging malicious cyber activities observ​​ed during the first quarter of 2014. Full report...



Question 22-1/1

​​Securing Information and Communication Networks. Best practices for Developing a Culture of Cybersecurity.




Trend Micro 2014 Cyber Threat prediction

​​​A report from Trend Micro on 2014 Cyber threat predictions, with a foreword from ITU Secretary-General, to give Member States foresight in future Cyber-attack trends. 



Trend Micro "How To Manage Online Privacy" E-Guide

​Who has never seen an online ad popping, just a few minutes after searching for the exact same item? Nowadays, criminals aren’t ​​the only one tryin​​g to use information about users of the Internet, a lot of companies are also “mining” the web. It is then really important to be aware of the fact that private online information can easily go public if certain precautions are not taken.  In this regard, the Trend Micro E-guide “How to manage your privacy online” brings attention to the different ways that are used to access to private information and gives some tips on how to prevent these leakages. Full report...



Trend Micro "Putting An End To Digital Clutter" E-Guide

​The Trend Micro E-guide “Putting an end to digital clutter” introduces the concept of digital decluttering: in digital life as in real life, keeping a clean and well organized environment is the key to be more efficient but also to remove potential security risks. 

The guide will recommend some steps to start acquiring good habits, both in terms of “technical aspects” like how to regularly clean up your computer and behavior for example on social networks.  Full report...


Trend Micro 2013 Annual Security Roundup Report

​The 2013 Annual Security Roundup provides useful information on the evolution of cybercrimes. Malware in 2013 targeted victims in many regions of the world with the key purpose of getting money hence cashing on digital information. Get to know the trends in mobile threats, targeted attacks, exploits and vulnerabilities and what happened to digital life security issues. Full report...



Trend Micro E-Guide on Mobile Privacy

​Tablets and mobile phones have tremendously become a huge part of our normal day-to-day activities. Access to user information both for legitimate and malicious purposes is no longer uncommon in the age of mobilization, since people do just about everything using a mobile device.  In this regard, the TrendMicro E-Guide “The Who, What, Why and How of Mobile Privacy” aims at giving suggestions and guidelines on how to protect privacy from mobile threats. Full document...



Trend Micro "How to protect Data in Mobile Devices" E-Guide

​​​The E-Guide “How To Protect Data In Mobile Devices” highlights the importance of protecting data in mobile devices. Many times, people do not realize how much data is in their mobile device. Ordinary practices such as sending email, accessing social media, and banking online can encourage criminals to steal someone’s identity in order to access information related to credit card numbers, addresses, and contact details, among others.  The Guide will recommend several actions that should be taken into consideration to ensure data protection in mobile devices. Full document...



SG'S FOREWORD ON SYMANTEC INTELLIGENCE QUARTERLY REPORT​

​​​​​ITU Secretary General presents to you his foreword on the Symantec Intelligence Quarterly report with the aim to increase Member States' awareness on the latest trends of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.



SG'S FOREWORD ON SYMANTEC INTERNET SECURITY THREAT REPORT
​​​Aiming at raising awareness of the Member States on today's trends of cyber threats and vulnerabilities, ITU Secretary-General presents his foreword on the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report which was published on May 2013. ​
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ALERT​​

​​​​​​​​IMPACT and ITU have been organizing the Applied Learning for Emergency Response Teams (ALERT) among the ITU’s Member States to enhance their national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)/Computer Incident Response Team’s (CIRT) communication and incident response capabilities. Emphasizing on collaboration and readiness for potential cyber threats, the cyber drills and accompanying workshops are one of the tools to deliver the success of the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA).​



Cybercrimes/e-Crimes: Assessment Report

​​​This report is an assessment of the analysis of the enacted cybercrime legislation in the 6 Caribbean countries. This include the challenges faced and possible measures to enhance the related legislation so as to ensure a steady and regular flow of communication and availability of internet related services.



Cybercrimes/e-Crimes: Model Policy Guidelines & Legislative Texts

​This report explores the ​​“Harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures​” project which is carried out in the Carribean countries. Various model Policy Guidelines and Legislative Texts will also​ be discussed in this report.​



Electronic Crimes: Knowledge-based Report (Assessment)

​​​​This report delves into the current cyber-crime landscapes, adequacy of legislative instruments and recommendations by international experts. 



Electronic Crimes: Knowledge-based Report (Skeleton)

​​​​This report documents the achievements of the regional activities carried out under the ICB4PAC project, Capacity Building and ICT Policies, Regulations and Legislative Frameworks for Pacific Island countries, ​officially launched in Fiji in November 2009. These include the enactment of substantive criminal law, procedural law, electronic evidence law and also include the possible liability of internet ​service providers.




Computer Crime and Cybercrime: Southern African Development Community (SADC) Model Law

​​​The present document represents an achievement of a regional activity carried out under the HIPSSA project (“Support to the Harmonization of ICT Policies in Sub-Sahara Africa”) officially launched in Addis Ababa in December 2008. 




ITU-IMPACT Infopack

ITU-IMPACT's Global Responce Center is designed to be the foremost resource centre for cyber threats in the world. Working with leading partners from academia, governments and industrysuch as Symantec Corporation, Kaspersky Lab, F-Secure, Trend Micro, Microsoft and ABI Research, the GRC provides the global community with a near real time aggregated early warning system for cyber threats.​​



Readiness Assessment for Establishing a national CIRT

​ITU and a team of experts from IMPACT, carried out readiness assessment of Cybersecurity situation in five least developed countries in the South Asia to review the institutional and regulatory framework, existing critical information infrastructure, and identify areas of improvement and recommend suggestion for establishing a Computer Incidence Response Team (CIRT). The objectives of the CIRT assessment study were to assess the capability and readiness to build a sustainable national CIRT, based on an analysis of stakeholder attributes with relevance to security incident response needs of the concerned countries.​​



IMPACT (International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats)

​​This document reports on the activities of the last recent months developed by the ITU IMPACT in coordination with the Member States. In order to respond properly to the five areas identified by the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA), as well as to follow up on ITU’s work to assist countries in developing Cybersecurity capabilities, ITU is working with IMPACT to make the following resources available to ITU Member States: 

• Global Response Centre 
• Training and Skills Development
• Centre for Security Assurance and Research
• Centre for Policy and International Cooperation
As ITU’s Cybersecurity executing arm, IMPACT provides ITU’s 193 Member States access to expertise, facilities and resources to effectively address cyber threats, as well as assisting United Nations bodies in protecting their Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) infrastructures.


ITU/UNODC Cybercrime:The global challenge

​Combination of existing training material and courses, pr​oviding countries with wider access to a range of knowledge and tools; Access to region-specific experience, through combination of two broad networks of field offices in all regions; A comprehensiv​e approach combining crime prevention, criminal justice and cybersecurity, covering all applicable legal and technical standards. 




ITU National Cybersecurity Strategy Guide

​This document is a reference model for national Cybersecurity strategy elaboration. It discusses what constitutes a national Cybersecurity strategy and it seeks to accomplish and the context that influences its execution. The Guide also discusses how States and other relevant stakeholders such as private sector organisations can build capacity to execute a cybersecurity strategy and the resources required to address risks. . As national capabilities, needs and threats vary, the document recommends that countries use national values as the basis for strategies for two main reasons. Firstly, culture and national interests influence the perception of risk and the relative success of defences against cyber threats. Secondly, a strategy rooted in national values is likely to gain support of stakeholders such as the judiciary and private sector. Lastly, since cybersecurity is a branch of information security, the documents seeks to adopt global security standards.



ITU Publication on UNDERSTANDING CYBERCRIME: Phenomena, Challenges and Legal Response
​As cyber-threats can originate anywhere around the globe, the challenges are inherently international in scope and it is desirable to harmonize legislative norms as much as possible to facilitate regional and international cooperation. To assist countries in understanding the links between cybersecurity, the building of confidence and security in the use of ICTs, and cybercrime, ITU has developed, and is in the process of developing, a number of tools. One such tool, which ITU has developed together with an expert, is the ITU publication titled “UNDERSTANDING CYBERCRIME: Phenomena, Challenges and Legal Responce”. The Guide can serve to help developing countries better understand the implications related to the growing cyber-threats and assist in the assessment of the current legal framework and in the establishment of a sound legal foundation, if this does not yet exist​.



Cybersecurity Guide for Developing Countries

​This Cybersecurity guide for developing countries has been prepared for facilitating the exchange of Information on best practices, related to Cybersecurity issues and to meet the stated goal of the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) to "enhance security and build confidence in the use of information And communication technologies (ICT)". The guide is intended to give developing countries a tool allowing them to better understand the economic, political, managerial, technical and legal Cybersecurity related issues in the spirit of the Global Cybersecurity Agenda. The purpose of it is to help countries get prepared to face issues linked to ICT deployment, uses, vulnerabilities and misuses. The content of the guide has been selected to meet the needs of developing and, in particular, least developed countries, in terms of the use of information and communication technologies for the provision of basic services in different sectors, while remaining committed to developing local potential and increasing awareness among all of the stakeholders. ​​



ITU National Cybersecurity/CIIP Self-Assessment Tool

​​Information infrastructures have long been subject to national policies, procedures and norms. National government agencies and institutions exist to implement and oversee these activities, and the responsibility for the operation and management of information infrastructures has traditionally been shared among government, owners and operators, and users. Protection of the information infrastructure (formerly the PSTN network) has been a longstanding concern of member states and the work of the ITU is testimony to this concern. However, the use of information systems and networks and the entire information technology environment have changed dramatically in recent years. These continuing changes offer significant advantages but also require a much greater emphasis on security by government, businesses, other organizations and individual users who develop, own, provide, manage, service and use information systems and networks (“participants”). Increasing interconnectivity, the growing intelligence at the edges of the network, and the expanding role of information infrastructures in the economic and social life of a nation demand a new look at existing measures for the enhancement of cybersecurity...




ITU Botnet Mitigation Toolkit​
​​​​​​'Botnets', or as the media calls them, 'Zombie Armies' or 'Drone Armies', and their associated malware have grown over the years into a multimillion dollar criminal economy, a risk to government, critical infrastructure, industry, civil society and to the broader Internet community.
Botnets are coordinated groups of several thousand computing devices (such as PCs, laptops and even the new generation of mobile devices such as 'smartphones'), all infected with the same virus or other malware. Their collective computing power and Internet connectivity is harnessed into a collective whole and remote controlled for the performance of malicious and criminal activities.
Botnets are an illegal and unethical application of the concept of Distributed Systems, which has existed since at least 1970, in which multiple computing devices cooperate to achieve an integrated result...