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August 16, 2018

28 August: ITU workshop on advanced cybersecurity attacks and ransomware

By ITU News

An ITU workshop in Geneva on 28 August will discuss the evolving cybersecurity landscape and new threats to be mitigated as cyber attacks gain in sophistication. The workshop responds in particular to the increasing prevalence of malware designed to hold victims’ data ransom.

The workshop will explore attack scenarios – investigating cases such as CryptoLocker and WannaCry – and associated protections employed by industry and government, including threat-intelligence sharing to prevent the contagion of attacks.

The findings of the workshop will feed into ITU’s standardization expert group responsible for ‘building confidence and security in the use of ICTs’, ITU-T Study Group 17, which meets 29 August to 7 September 2018.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge and open to all.

Industry’s view will be presented by industry association ETIS, research organization TNO, and companies including Bi.Zone, China Mobile, EclecticIQ, Hauri, Kaspersky Lab, Symantec, 360 Technology and ZTE.

Views on national cybersecurity will be presented by Japan’s National Institute of ICT, Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, and the UK National Cyber Security Centre; as well as Computer Incident Response Teams such as China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team / Coordination Centre.

ITU, OASIS and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 4 will share insight into related standardization activities, with a view to determining where ITU-T Study Group 17 could contribute to further standards collaboration in cybersecurity.

“All industry sectors and public-sector bodies are innovating with the help of ICT. This ICT ubiquity increases the gravity of the cybersecurity challenge,” says Heung Youl Youm, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 17. “Cross-border and aimed at important assets, intelligent cyber attacks demand a coordinated global response. ITU-T Study Group 17 is promoting this coordination.”

For more information on ITU-T Study Group 17, visit the group’s homepage.

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28 August: ITU workshop on advanced cybersecurity attacks and ransomware

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