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Internet Security Threat Report 2016

Symantec and International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

As real life and on-line become indistinguishable from each other, cybercrime has become a part of our daily lives. Attacks against business and nations hit the headlines with such regularity that they become anything but news, making us numb to the sheer volume and acceleration of cyber threats. 

The annual Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), examines all facets of the threat landscape; from targeted attacks to smartphone threats, from social media scams to the ‘Internet of Things’ vulnerabilities, from attackers targeting large corporations, small businesses and consumers, from tactics used by attackers to their behavior and motivations. The ISTR provides a thorough qualitative and quantitative examination of the threat landscape, an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity and commentaries on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam.

This session will introduce participants to the 2016 edition of Symantec’s ISTR report while highlighting the collaboration with ITU in building Member states’ capacity in cybersecurity through dissemination of relevant up-to-date information, amongst other.

Speakers / panellists
  • Introductory remarks by Luc Dandurand, Head of ICT Applications and Cybersecurity, BDT, ITU                                            
  • ISTR highlights & the threat landscape by Giampiero Nanni, Government Affairs, EMEA, Symantec
  • Questions and answers 


Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs

To build confidence in the use of ICTs, information on cyberthreats and trends in attacks is key. The Internet Security Threat Report is one of the main yearly reports that provides readers with not only details statistics of cyberthreats and recent attacks but also a better insight in emerging trends and future issues to be aware of.

Link to the Sustainable Development Process
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Information on the threat landscape assists technician as well as policy makers in better understanding how to respond effectively to cyberattacks and where to build resilience at infrastructure level through much needed sustainable and innovative efforts and solutions.

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland