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International Telecommunication Union

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is an internal United Nations international organization specialized in telecommunication issues. ITU is composed of 193 Member States, including 700 bodies in the IT field, representing various categories of actors. The ITU mainly deals with practices and techniques of three sectors: allocation of radio frequencies and management of satellite orbits and technology access (ITU-R9); development of IT technical standards (ITU-T); and the support to improve global access to ICT (ITU-D). ITU’s Constitution and Convention decrees the global binding framework on international communications while defining the Union’s structure.




ITU National Cybersecurity Strategy Guide

This Guide helps States in the process of creating or reviewing national cybersecurity strategies. The document is divided into 9 sections providing a global and national context related to cyberspace and cybersecurity importance.


Global Cybersecurity Agenda

This document, created in 2007, provides a framework for international cooperation aiming at improving security and trust in ICTs. It encourages cooperation between all relevant actors and support for existing initiatives. The document is divided into 5 specific areas of work.


QUESTION 22-1/1: Securing information and communication networks: best practices for developing a culture of cybersecurity

This ITU-D STUDY GROUP 1 final report, contains the best practices for developing a cybersecurity culture. It contains examples of implementation for national systems, public-private partnerships, importance of CIRTs and other aspects related to ICT management.


Understanding Cybercrime: Phenomena, Challenges and Legal Response

This document analyzes the methodologies nations can use to deal with cybercrime.


Overview of Cybersecurity Information Exchange

This document presents the best practices for the exchange of information in the field of cybersecurity (CYBEX).


Cybersecurity Guide for Developing Countries

This Guide facilitates the exchange of information and best practices on cybersecurity.


Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy: Strategic Engagement in Cybersecurity

This Guidee, prepared with help from government agencies and the private sector, indicates the elements that make cybersecurity strategies effective.


Global Cybersecurity Index

An Analysis on 5 levels (legal measures, technical measures, organizations, capacity building and cooperation) of various States’ cybersecurity.


ITU National Cybersecurity/CIIP Self-Assessment Tool

This is an initiative to assist ITU Member States to develop a national cybersecurity approach and to protect their critical infrastructures (CIIP).




World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum

This International forum facilitates the implementation of the WSIS guidelines. The forum also admits the exchange of information and knowledge to strengthen partnerships between participants.


ITU-ENISA Regional Cybersecurity Forum

It is a Meeting platform to strengthen regional cooperation and discuss cybersecurity measures, with particular attention to national CSIRT and CERT.


Regional Cybersecurity Summit (5th)

This Summit was held in Egypt in November 2016 and was organized by ITU-ARCC. With the theme "Boundless Collaboration, Boundless Protection", it focused on collaboration in cybersecurity.


World Conference on International Telecommunications

This Conference was held in Dubai in December 2012, with the aim of reviewing the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR).


World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

This Summit was held in two different meetings between 2003 and 2005 in which the processes for the creation of a fairer information society started. During these meetings, a series of measures were adopted, including the "Declaration of Principles for achieving an information society" and the "Tunis Agenda for the Information Society".


"Combatting Cybercrime: Tools and Capacity Building for Emerging Economies" Toolkit

This Toolkit aims to help legislators and all actors interested in the fight against cybercrime with 3 types of resources: a toolkit, an assessment tool and a virtual library.


CIRT Programme

Set of initiatives to assist the creation of national CIRTs in the States.




United Nations Group on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

This Group within the United Nations led by ITU and UNODC, works to enhance coordination and collaboration in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity.


ITU Regional Cybersecurity Centre

It is a Structure with the aim of strengthening cybersecurity at the regional level. The first center was created in Oman in 2013.


ITU-T Study Group 17

It is a Study group that deals with aspects of ICT security, periodically releasing cybersecurity publications.

last update: 31-Aug-2020
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