ITU, Trend Micro tackle cyber crime

Trend Micro and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are partnering to fight cyber threats.
The partnership was sealed during the ITU Telecom World held in Bangkok recently.
The two organizations vowed to better equip ITU's 193 member states and more than 700 private sector organizations and academic institutions with the tools to combat cybercrime.
Under the agreement, Trend will provide institutional expertise and research to the ITU, in addition to resources from the company's Internet Safety for Kids & Families initiative. This includes global threat reports, access to a worldwide network of TrendLabs researchers and threat alert updates.
Raimund Genes, CTO, Trend Micro, said the open and ongoing exchange of research, resources and technology will play an important role in helping ITU inform key stakeholders about current and future cyber threats.
Alerts will be activated as needed in real time via ESCAPE, ITU's secure communication portal that disseminates important information, including details about global implications and mitigation procedures for high-impact threat incidents.

“As part of our emphasis on connecting the world through a seamless communications system, it is important to make sure that cyber threats don't undermine our cause,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Toure.
Cybersecurity is a key area of interest for ITU. At the ITU Telecom World 2013, ITU and its partners ABI Research, Nuix, High Tech Bridge, The Cyber Guardian, Symantec, the Regional Cybersecurity Centre (RCC), and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) put together the Cybersecurity Pavilion to showcase and disseminate information on cybersecurity-related activities.
It has also launched with ABI Research the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), which will measure each country’s level of cybersecurity development and capability.