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    ITU-ATU Workshop on Cybersecurity Strategy in African Countries to Hold

    Date published: 21 July 2016
    Source: ITU

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in cooperation with the African Telecommunication Union (ATU), will organize a three-day workshop on "Cybersecurity Strategy in African Countries" at the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan on July 24-26. Training sessions on information sharing and on national strategy will take place during the workshop on July 26.

    The workshop will be followed by the second ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Study Group 17 Regional Group for Africa (SG17RG-AFR) meeting for ITU-T members from the African region from 27 to 28 July at the same venue. Both events are hosted by the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) of the Republic of Sudan.

    The main objective of the workshop is to build capacity and to share experiences and best practices in countries and to provide information regarding the status of implementation of existing cybersecurity strategies, to identify any gaps and to yield a way forward. It will bring together leading specialists in the field from developing countries, ITU Member States, regulatory agencies, policy makers, private sector (service providers, telecommunication operators, manufacturers and solution providers), academia, standardization organizations, forums and consortia.

    Participation is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates, ITU Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country which is a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations.

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