By Emeka Aginam
How best to come upÂ with appropriate legal frameworks for Cyber security among commonwealthÂ Â nations will take center stage at the planned cyber security forum organized by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in partnership with theÂ United Kingdom department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the UK Governmentâ€™s Office of Cyber Security (OCS)
Billed to hold June this financial year in London, the capacity building event is expected to cover other key areas including theÂ State under threat, Individuals and children under threat,Â Cyber security through International cooperation,Â Organisational structures for effective Cyber security and Technical responses to Cyber security
In keeping with their pastÂ events, CTO secretariate said thatÂ conference will provide an integral forum for international collaboration of a diverse group of highly knowledgeable ICT speakers and stakeholders from around the world to share their knowledge in cyber security development and promotion. These include ministers, regulators and operators.
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, ICT regulators, ICT operators and manufacturing businesses, and civil society organisations.
The CTO supports the international communityâ€™s objective to help bridge the digital divide and achieve social and economic development, by delivering to developing countries unique knowledge-sharing programmes in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
With its headquarters in London and members based in Europe, the Caribbean, Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, CTO has been at the centre of continuous and extensive international communications development funding, co-operation and assistance programmes. CTOâ€™s mission is to promote the use of ICTs to reduce global poverty and help its member countries to meet their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).