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Action Line C5 (Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs) – National Cybersecurity Strategies for Sustainable Development

| May 5, 2016

Developing comprehensive national cybersecurity strategies is really about aligning agendas and aligning a country's economic vision with its national security imperatives. Countries' development initiatives and many of the digital agendas that these nations are currently pursuing are founded on bringing about high-speed communications to every citizen and to every last mile in order to be that platform for commerce, to generate and drive innovation, to enable new forms of communications and education for citizens, and overall drive economic health and well-being. Countries are connecting each and every part of their society, whether it is their transportation system, electric grid, agriculture systems, etc. to the Internet in order to enable and drive that productivity, efficiency, as hopefully GDP growth along with the modernization of their core society.

Those digital agendas are generally being pursued differently and separately from the countries' cybersecurity agendas, and they are not in aligned....

The full text of Melissa Hathaway's remarks may be downloaded below.

To watch a video of Melissa Hathaway's presentation: visit  https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Media/RP/Webcast/Archived/

5 May 2016:  ITU Scroll down to: Action Line C5 (Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs) (Room Popov1)

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For Academic Citation: Hathaway, Melissa. “Action Line C5 (Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs) – National Cybersecurity Strategies for Sustainable Development.” News, International Telecommunication Union, May 5, 2016.

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