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    CEO-CTO-Cybersecurity-2010 CEO-CTO-Cybersecurity-2010 Presentation Transcript

    • CYBER SECURITY FORUM 2010 P resentation by: Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah CEO, CTO London, UK June 17, 2010
    • CTO: 100 Years of ICT Experience
      • From Past….
        • 1901: Pacific Cable Board: an ICT infrastructure consortium
        • 1930s-70s: Accounting Rates Settlement Organisation
        • 1960s on: Owned by Telcos of newly Independent states
        • 1975-Present Capacity Building and Training for Telco professionals
        • Newly created regulators joined in the mid-90s and after 2,000
        • 2002: Constitution converted it into an inter-governmental organisation
      • To Present…
        • Simultaneously owned by governments , regulators, ICT companies, suppliers and other stakeholders, Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth. Focus now broadly on ICTs, especially using PPPPs.
        • Today, Cybersecurity is one of key issues for CTO
    • CTO Membership structure
      • Full Member Countries (FMC)
      • All Commonwealth countries are considered members
      • But those that contribute to the Management Budget are considered Full Members
      • FMCs appoint members to the CTO Council
      • 40 FMCs
      • Sector Members
      • Open to Non-Commonwealth countries, territories and ICT entities
      • Around 70 Sector Members including operators and industry partners
      • Rwanda was a CTO Sector Member before joining the Commonwealth
      • Government of Southern Sudan is currently a Sector Member
    • Mission
      • Offer the highest quality programmes for capacity development, knowledge sharing and information services
      • Expand and diversify the partnerships between governments, businesses and other organisations to reduce global poverty and achieve the MDG’s for ICT
      • Help bridge the digital and knowledge divide in the five key sectors of food & agriculture (e-nutrition), education (distance learning), health (telemedicine), e-government and e-commerce
      • Facilitate the successful development of ICT’s to support socio-economic development objectives of member governments
      • Assist stakeholders to tackle challenges of ICT development of which Cybersecurity is of primary concern
    • What we do
      • National and regional ICT Policy Planning programmes
      • Training and capacity building in policy, regulation, technology and business development
      • Advisory and consultancy services
      • International and regional conferences and seminars
      • Research and studies
      • Information and publication services
      • Range of support services, including dispute resolution and international recruitment support
      • Special Focus on Universal Access and Rural Communications
      • Created African Universal Service and Access Agencies Association
      • Launching 2010 Commonwealth Telecom Dev Fund (CTDF)
    • Global Cybersecurity Agenda
        • The Global Cybersecurity Agenda: launched 2007 by ITU
        • The CTO took part as member of the High Level Experts Group
        • GCA was built on five pillars:
        • Legal (Legislative &Regulatory) Measures
        • Technical (Standardisation) Measures
        • Organisational Structures (esp. in-country)
        • Capacity Building
        • International Cooperation
        • After one year of deliberations, the GCA issued a report in August 2008 with important recommendations
        • This CTO Cyber Security Forum facilitates Harmonisation
    • CTO & Cybersecurity
        • CTO promotes ICT-enabling Governments, Companies & Societies
        • Without Robust Cybersecurity Frameworks, there is great risks to Governments, Companies, Communities, & Individuals, and prospects for ICTs to help create a global village
        • How Can Stakeholders Collaborate To Give Sufficient attention to Cyber- Security??
        • What can organisations such as the CTO do?
        • We can Undertake Research and Study Specific Aspects
        • We can help in Advocacy Programmes
        • We can Advise Governments, Companies and other entities
        • We can Help to Build capacity and to train professionals
        • We can Facilitate Knowledge –Sharing and Best Practices
        • Yes, We Can !!
    • Cybersecurity Forum 2010
      • Based on the CTO’s mandate, core competencies and its unique network of policy makers, regulators and operators, the event aims to:
      • Create awareness of the many facets of Cyber Threats
      • Alert stakeholders of the need for robust Cybersecurity frameworks
      • Build capacity of key decision makers to improve Cybersecurity
      • Promote best-practice & international cooperation in Cybersecurity
      • Facilitate PPP partnerships (4Ps) between different stakeholders, to enable the flow of information, expertise and resources
    • Future activities
      • Following this Forum, the CTO plans to:
      • Act as a platform to disseminate information and to facilitate interactions on the subject
      • Build elements of Cybersecurity into CTO’s work programme
      • Gain the ownership of our stakeholders for this Forum, including the Governing Council
      • Continue to evangelize on relevant topics
      • Make the Cybersecurity Forum an annual event, in London or elsewhere
    • Invitation & Conclusion
      • Consider partnering with the CTO in aspects of your operations
      • Consider becoming a CTO member: enjoy all the benefits
      • Help us develop Training Content on Cyber-Security & offer Courses
      • Work with Us in Joint Programmes to Advise our Members
      • Help Us in Advocacy Programmes with Law makers, etc
      • Enjoy the Networking Opportunities Afforded by this Forum
      • Find out who is doing what when and how in Cyber-Security
      • Take part in any continuing interactions through the CTO
      • Attend next year’s and future CTO Cybersecurity Forums
      • And please visit our website at
      • Some CTO Contacts
      • Bashir Patel
      • Director of Programmes and Business Development Email: [email_address]
      • 44(0)208 600 3802
      • Lasantha De Alwis
      • Corporate Secretary/Senior Manager, Programmes
      • Email: [email_address]
      • 44(0)208 600 3814
      • Marcel Belingue
      • Senior Manager, Programmes
      • Email: [email_address]
      • 44(0)208 600 3816
      • Samuel Fletcher
      • Manager, International Events & Corporate Communications
      • Email: [email_address]
      • 44(0)208 600 3809