Modern information and communications technologies (ICTs) now underpin just about all human activity, from transportation, water and power networks, to industrial processes and supply chains, emergency services, healthcare, education, food distribution chains, and financial services.
But while technology brings many benefits, this dependence has given rise to the need to protect against potential threats posed to the everyday lives of people and States alike.
Cybersecurity and cybercrime are multidimensional issues involving different disciplines, skills and technologies. Strengthening security in the information society is a shared responsibility in which all stakeholders (governments, private sector, international organizations, civil society) have vital roles to play.
Chair: H.E. Mr. Lazarous Kapambwe, President of ECOSOC and Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations
Moderator: Gary Fowlie, Head, ITU Liaison Office in New York
Dr. Hamadoun Tour, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union
Fortunato de la Pea, Vice-Minister for Science and Technology, Philippines, and Chair, Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) – via video-link
Cheri McGuire, Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec
Mohd Noor Amin, Chairman, Management Board IMPACT Malaysia
Deborah Taylor Tate, ITU Special Envoy and Laureate for Child Online Protection, United States Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Ret.)