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