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Mandate and lead roles

ITU‑T Study Group 17: Security
(Study Period 2017-2020)

ITU T Study Group 17 is responsible for building confidence and security in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). This includes studies relating to cybersecurity, security management, countering spam and identity management. It also includes security architecture and framework, protection of personally identifiable information, and security of applications and services for the Internet of things (IoT), smart grid, smartphone, software defined networking (SDN), Internet Protocol television (IPTV), web services, social network, cloud computing, big data analytics, mobile financial system and telebiometrics. Study Group 17 is also responsible for the application of open system communications, including directory and object identifiers, and for technical languages, the method for their usage and other issues related to the software aspects of telecommunication systems and test specification languages in support of conformance testing to improve the quality of Recommendations.

Lead Study Group Roles

Recommendations under the SG17 responsibility