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2012-07-02 23:01:27

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), with the support of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT), Jordan are organising the first UN-backed cross border cyber drill designed to test the Arab region´s cyber response capabilities and improve readiness and reaction in the event of a theoretical future cyber attack. The drill forms part of an ITU-IMPACT Arab region...

2012-01-27 11:00:00

Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has officially been appointed as the Patron of the Global CyberLympics, which is the World´s first series of international team ethical hacking championships. With that appointment, Dr. Toure will become Chair of the Global CyberLympics Advisory Council (GCAC). Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 EC-Council's Global CyberLympics organizing committee is pleased to announce the official...

2011-12-04 08:00:00

United Nationsâ specialized agency the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) yesterday held the worldâs first cross border drill exercise by an international organization and a United Nations agency. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 United Nationsâ specialized agency the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral...

2011-05-26 12:35:01

Keynote address will urge global industry to collaborate to break broadband infrastructure bottlenecks and promote social and economic developmentSingapore, May 26, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr. Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is the latest high-profile luminary to confirm their attendance at Asia's flagship information and communication technology (ICT) event - CommunicAsia2011. Dr. Toure will deliver a keynote address on 22 June at the...

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2011-01-27 08:12:59

Worldwide Internet usage has ballooned reaching an impressive 2 billion users, the UN telecommunications agency's head said on Wednesday. The number of mobile phone subscriptions has also reached a symbolic threshold -- five billion, Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU), told AFP. "At the beginning of the year 2000 there were only 500 million mobile subscriptions globally and 250 million Internet users," Toure said. "By the beginning of...

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2010-10-19 10:15:00

The number of people using the Internet has doubled over the past five years, and the number of text messages sent worldwide has tripled since 1997, according to statistics published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Tuesday. The ITU, the information technologies and communication arm of the United Nations (UN), reports that the use of short messaging services, or SMS, has jumped from an estimated 1.8 trillion in 2007 to 6.1 trillion in 2010. Furthermore, the agency...

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2009-05-20 14:43:48

The U.N. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is establishing new guidelines to protect children from cyberbullying, online sexual predators and fraudulent online commerce, the agency said Wednesday. "We must do everything in our power to create a healthy online environment for our children," an AFP report quoted Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union, as saying. The ITU is also trying to maintain confidence in the Internet as a tool for...

2008-06-30 09:02:22

By Eric Pfanner There are exchanges where you can buy and sell stocks, futures, pork bellies, wine and even pollution allowances. Why not an exchange for the trading of digital bits and bytes? "That is my dream," said Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency based in Geneva that sets international communications standards. The exchange would let telephone networks, mobile operators, satellite providers and other...


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