Bitdefender Joins UN-Led ITU-IMPACT to Fight Cybercrime

March 2013


Bitdefender shares expertise with world's first private-public partnership against cyber crime

 

Bitdefender, creator of the world’s best antivirus software, has joined a United Nations-led team to help fight  cybercrime at the international level, where criminals operate in obscure corners of the increasingly complex online world and recognize no borders.

Bitdefender has become a partner to the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations' specialised agency - the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). IMPACT brings together governments, academia and industry experts to enhance the global community’s capabilities in dealing with the rising threat of cybercrime.

“When you’ve been in the business of online security as long as Bitdefender has, the battle against international cybercrime becomes more than just a job – it becomes a calling,” said Catalin Cosoi, Bitdefender’s chief strategist. “So, of course, we are excited about joining ITU-IMPACT. It gives us a chance to further sharpen our own expertise, to help others and, we hope, inspire other private sector players to follow our example.”

As an official partner of the world’s first global public-private and multi-stakeholder alliance against cybercrime, Bitdefender will share information internationally on vulnerability of data and assist others in building the capacity for advanced threat detection.

ITU-IMPACT’s global partnershiptoday sees over 200 industry, academia and international organizationstogether with 145 partner countries spanning all continents. The global coalition seeks to help streamline international legislation, strengthen global security measures and develop worldwide strategies against cyber threats.

 

 

About IMPACT

The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations' specialised agency - the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).  As the world’s first UN-backed comprehensive alliance against cyber threats, IMPACT brings together governments, academia and industry experts to enhance the global community’s capabilities in dealing with cyber threats.

Based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, IMPACT is the operational home of ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA).  IMPACT provides ITU’s 193 Member States access to expertise, facilities and resources to effectively address cyber threats, as well as assisting United Nations agencies in protecting their ICT infrastructures. For more information, please visit impact-alliance.org


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