GENEVA -- A global opinion survey to assess trust of online transactions and awareness of cybersecurity measures was conducted by ITU in conjunction with World Telecommunication Day, celebrated on 17 May to commemorate the founding of ITU in 1865. The theme chosen this year - Promoting Global Cybersecurity - aims to highlight the serious challenges of ensuring the safety and security of networked information and communication systems.
The announcement of the results of the survey coincides with the launch of an ITU Cybersecurity Gateway portal at www.itu.int/cybersecurity . These efforts also highlight work being carried out as follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Line C5 dealing with "Building confidence and security in the use of ICT", for which ITU is the facilitator/moderator.
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