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Strategic Pillars and Goals

The ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) is built upon five strategic pillars and made up of seven main strategic goals.

The Five Pillars: The Seven Goals:
  • 1
    Legal Measures
  • 2
    Technical and Procedural Measures
  • 3
    Organizational Structures
  • 4
    Capacity Building
  • 5
    International Cooperation
  • 1
    Elaboration of strategies for the development of a model cybercrime legislation that is globally applicable and interoperable with existing national and regional legislative measures.
  • 2
    Elaboration of global strategies for the creation of appropriate national and regional organizational structures and policies on cybercrime.
  • 3
    Development of a strategy for the establishment of globally accepted minimum security criteria and accreditation schemes for hardware and software applications and systems.
  • 4
    Development of strategies for the creation of a global framework for watch, warning and incident response to ensure cross-border coordination between new and existing initiatives.
  • 5
    Development of global strategies for the creation and endorsement of a generic and universal digital identity system and the necessary organizational structures to ensure the recognition of digital credentials across geographical boundaries.
  • 6
    Development of a global strategy to facilitate human and institutional capacity building to enhance knowledge and know-how across sectors and in all the above-mentioned areas.
  • 7
    Proposals on a framework for a global multi-stakeholder strategy for international cooperation, dialogue and coordination in all the above-mentioned areas.

Small image of the GCA as a five-part platform - click to enlarge

The Global Cybersecurity Agenda:
A Five-Part Platform



The legal measures, technical and procedural measures and organizational structures need to be undertaken at the national and regional levels but also harmonized at the international level. The last two pillars, capacity building and international cooperation, cross-cut in all areas (see figure below). In order to carry out its Agenda, ITU will fully engage its Member States and all the world's players in its activities. It will collaborate closely with its partners to identify current challenges, consider emerging and future threats, and propose global strategies to meet the goals of the Agenda.

The Global Cybersecurity Agenda will facilitate the implementation of activities aimed at meeting ITU Strategic Goals in this domain by developing and proposing forward-looking global strategies using a wide range of expertise and taking account of existing initiatives.





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Updated : 2009-06-19