ITU provides its members – particularly developing countries – increased cybersecurity capabilities at national level, helping build confidence and trust and making the digital realm safer and more secure for everyone. ITU provides specific guidance for members – ITU Cybercrime Legislation Resources – on legislating against the misuse of ICTs for criminal purposes – legislation aligned with regional and international practices.
ITU work in this area includes the following:
- Setting out clear security principles for IMT (3G, 4G and 5G) networks.
- Working across industry to build confidence and security in network infrastructure, services and applications.
- Focused work on these specific areas Broadband cable and TV, Future networks, with focus on IMT-2020, cloud computing and trusted network infrastructures.
- Helping members deploy National Computer Incident Response Teams – now established in: Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cyprus, Gambia, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Montenegro, Palestine, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zambia.
- The ITU Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 covers 193 Member States and the State of Palestine with analysis across five pillars:
capacity development measures;
and cooperation measures.
- ITU is conducting CyberDrills across 110 countries, improving cybersecurity readiness, protection, and incident response at regional and international levels. The 2021 Global CyberDrill programme builds readiness further through online events, webinars, training and interregional meetings.
- ITU organizes a range of activities to transmit expertise including:
- Regional cybersecurity forums
- Women in Cyber Mentorship Programme
- The Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy involving 20+ organizations that provides guidance and strategic thinking for national leaders and policy-makers
- The ITU Academy offers training: Lifecycle, principles and good practices of national cybersecurity strategy development and implementation