NRD Cyber Security (NRD CS), a specialized cyber security company, based out of Lithuania, became an ITU-D Associate of Study Group 2 on "ICT applications, cybersecurity, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation". The role of ITU-D Study Groups is to develop Reports, Guidelines and Recommendations which are used as input for the implementation of policies, strategies, projects and special initiatives in ITU Member States.

“ITU-D Study Group 2 is important for the development of secure digital environment globally, not least because building confidence and security in the use of ICTs is on the Group’s agenda. This is a complex issue that requires multidisciplinary, multinational cooperation and ITU-D Study Groups provide an effective platform for such collective efforts”, commented the CEO of NRD CS Dr Vilius Benetis.

He also explained that this partnership is part of NRD Cyber Security long-term strategy.

“At NRD Cyber Security, we seek to contribute to cyber security capacity building around the world, including the countries where we have permanent and project offices – in Europe, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. For that purpose we collaborate with our partners GFCE, ITU-D, FIRST and others. For example, NRD Cyber Security experts are currently participating in ITU-D project in Cyprus – establishment of a national cyber security incident response team - CSIRT-CY“, said Dr Benetis.

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. The Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) fosters international cooperation and solidarity in the delivery of technical assistance and in the creation, development and improvement of telecommunication and ICT equipment and networks in developing countries.

As the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology, ITU brings together 193 Member States and more than 700 Sector Members and Associates from industry, NGOs, international and regional organizations, as well as some 150 academic institutions. In doing so, ITU provides a unique, trusted and global multi-stakeholder platform for partners from the public and private sectors to address major ICT issues. 

About NRD Cyber Security

NRD CS is cybersecurity technology consulting, incident response and applied research company as well as facilitator of Norway Registers Development AS mission of creating a secure digital environment for states, governments, corporations and citizens. NRD CS focuses on building CSIRT teams for different government bodies and commercial organisations. NRD CS is controlled by INVL Technology - Nasdaq Vilnius listed closed-end investment in IT businesses Company. INVL Technology managed companies operate as a cluster and implement joint projects in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information: www.nrdcs.lt

About ITU-D Study Groups

Information from https://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D/CDS/sg/index.asp?lg=1&sp=2014&stg=2.

ITU-D Study Groups provide an opportunity for all Member States and Sector Members (including Associates and Academia) to share experiences, present ideas, exchange views, and achieve consensus on appropriate strategies to address ICT priorities. ITU-D Study Groups are responsible for developing Reports, Guidelines, and Recommendations based on input received from the membership. Information is gathered through surveys, contributions and case studies and is made available for easy access by the membership using content management and web publication tools. The Study Groups examine specific task-oriented telecommunication/ICT questions of priority to developing countries, to support them in achieving their development goals. 

Outputs agreed on in the ITU-D Study Groups, and related reference material, are used as input for the implementation of policies, strategies, projects and special initiatives in Member States. These activities also serve to strengthen the shared knowledge base of the membership. Sharing of topics of common interest is carried out through face-to-face meetings, online e-Forum and remote participation in an atmosphere that encourages open debate and exchange of information and for receiving input from experts on the topics under study.

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