Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BT to host the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2015

Plans have been advanced by British Telecoms (BT) to host the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2015 organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) under the theme “Securing Cyberspace for Social and Economic Development” reports DigitalSENSE Business News.

Confirming the event will take place in London between April 22 and 24, 2015 at BT’s headquarters in London, to DigitalSENSE Business News ,the Secretary-General of the CTO, Professor Tim Unwin, said  that they were delighted that BT has agreed to partner for the second consecutive year for this important event.  

“Over the last few years, cybersecurity has rapidly become a key issue for governments across the world, requiring them to take action to protect citizens, infrastructure, intellectual property and cyberspace from cyberthreats. This event will contribute to building capacity among key decision makers from across the Commonwealth and beyond to tackle cybercrime in a holistic and concerted manner.” said Professor Unwin.

Also commenting, the President of BT Security, Mark Hughes, said in a press statement available to DigitalSENSE Business News

 “Cybersecurity is critically important and BT is pleased to be hosting the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2015. As the threat landscape continues to evolve at pace, it is important that governments and companies invest in cybersecurity and educate their people in the IT department and beyond. The stakes are too high for cybersecurity to be pushed to the bottom of the pile. This is why we see conferences like this as critical,” Hughes explained.

DigitalSENSE Business News recalls that since 2010 when the first annual Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum was held, this event has been a key platform for collaboration across the Commonwealth and beyond for both public and private sector stakeholders to exchange ideas, share knowledge and build relationships to improve the safety, security and resilience of cyberspace. In previous years, the event has attracted participants from around 30 countries. 

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) +Srinandhan Srinivasan 

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