About the event
The 2nd WSIS Action Line C5 facilitation meeting was held 14-15 May
2007 at ITU Headquarters (Room C) in Geneva, Switzerland from 9:30-17:30
on both days.
A special lunch session briefing on the Convention on Cybercrime
organized by the Council of Europe took place on the 15th from 13:30–15:00.
The meeting was open to all stakeholders and held in conjunction
cluster of events 14-25 May surrounding
and Information Society Day (May 17th).
Based on the first facilitation meeting held in May 2006, work programmes
in three focus areas have been initiated, in addition
to ongoing activities in the area of spam and related threats.
- Focus Area 1 (National Strategies) involves the development
of a generic model framework or toolkit that national policy-makers
could use to develop and implement a national cybersecurity programme.
- Focus Area 2 (Legal Frameworks) considers capacity-building
on the harmonization of cybercrime legislation, the Council of Europe's
Convention on Cybercrime, and enforcement.
- Focus Area 3 (Watch, Warning and Incident Response) looks
at information-sharing of best practices on developing watch, warning
and incident response capabilities.
- Focus Area 4 is dedicated to spam and related threats.
The guiding themes for this second facilitation meeting were: progress
by stakeholders in implementation activities in these focus areas, consideration
of future framework discussions to improve international cooperation
and coordination in the above domains as well as future work plans.
For background on WSIS Action Line C5, please see
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