ITU Partners With Tech Firms to Increase Internet Security for Developing Countries

ITUCryptosoft announced a partnership with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations agency, to establish increased global Internet security standards focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). The alliance with the ITU, will focus on education and training in countries with less resources reports CIO East Africa

“Developing countries are adopting IoT technologies at a very fast pace; securing these connections will help ensure improved global cyber security,” says Ryan Johnson, founder of Neo Globe Consulting, the technology consulting group facilitating the partnership.

Neo Globe will help jumpstart joint projects to equip global governments and telecom companies utilizing Cryptosoft’s security expertise. One possible project is the world’s most in-depth Internet of Things (IoT) cyber security profile and readiness survey. Another includes preparing cryptography-focused training labs for national cyber defense teams in developing countries.

“With the influx of Internet-connected devices impacting our daily lives, it’s crucial that security standards are put into practice,” says Al Sisto, the Chairman at Cryptosoft. “Users should feel at ease that their personal data is safe, no matter where in the world they live.”