Date: Thursday 12 July 2012
A new international plan to tackle cyber crime has been launched.
The plan was developed by cyber security researchers, and industry and government experts who gathered for the Second World Cyber Security Summit at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University in Belfast in March.
The summit was attended by more than 80 invited participants from around the world, including Chief Scientific Advisor from the UK Home Office, Professor Bernard Silverman and Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky.
The summit report contains strategic recommendations under four main research themes critical to the on-going creation of cyber security defences.
The collective strategy includes the following elements:
CSIT Principal Investigator Professor John McCanny, said: “The success of the inaugural 2011 World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit is reflected in the fact that even more of the biggest names in global cyber security attended this year’s event.
“The annual summit is unique in that it brings together cyber security experts, researchers and government policy makers from around the world for two days to identify, map out and ultimately combat the biggest threats to online security.
“Ultimately our objective is to help make the Internet of tomorrow a safe and secure platform which is vital for global economic growth and societal development.”