The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) , in collaboration with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the Uganda Computer Emergency Response Team (UG-CERT), and with the support of AfricaCERT , has announced Monday, November 20, 2023 on its official website the organization of the Regional Cybersecurity Summit for Africa from November 20 to 23, 2023 in Uganda in the conference room, UCC House, Spring Road, Bugolobi, Kampala.
This summit is part of data protection, strengthening vital infrastructure and strengthening trust in digital transactions across the world and especially in African countries. Also, according to the organizers, ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 130, which highlights the need to strengthen the role of ITU in establishing trust and security in the application of ICT, constitutes the central principle and director of this Regional Summit on Cybersecurity.
Furthermore, the Regional Cybersecurity Summit will be devoted to security, critical infrastructure and cyber resilience. During this meeting, several other key resolutions will be discussed such as resolution 50 of the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA) concerning cybersecurity , resolution 58 of the WTSA advocating the creation of teams national computer incident response teams, with particular attention to developing countries and CMDT Resolution 69 which supports the formation of computer incident response teams (CIRT) , particularly in underdeveloped countries, while promoting their collaboration.
The summit is aimed at representatives of telecommunications regulators, national cybersecurity agencies, ministries, service and solution providers and sellers, academia, R&D institutions and other organizations working on issues related to IT security, as well as anyone from an ITU member country wishing to contribute to the work.
Over four days of sharing best practices, experiences and lessons learned on the basics of digital infrastructure security and the security of emerging technologies, participants will explore approaches to assess the cyber resilience of critical infrastructures in telecommunications networks. with a focus on infrastructure and application security for digital financial services. And also provide a platform for cybersecurity experts in the Africa region to strengthen their preparedness, resilience and coordination in response to safeguarding critical infrastructure and emerging threats in the cybersecurity landscape.