RESOLUTION: JDC I/___(written by the chair when the resolution is introduced)
COUNCIL: Joint Defense Council
TOPIC: Assessing the current state of cyber-security and its implications for regional defense and economic interests
Alarmed by the lack of cyber-security demonstrated by recent cyber attacks: Qatar in September 2012, Saudi Arabia in October 2012,
Aware that steps are being made towards progress:
1995 Barcelona Project, created Institutional and Sector Modernization Facility (ISMF), in which Syria and EU began research and development on Syria’s ICT, Information and Communication Technology, standards. Syria’s Ministry of Communications and Technology implemented the ICT standards in 2003.
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) member since 1924, also a member of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) the cyber security executing arm of the UN, founded in 2008.
Delegates attend events sponsored by IMPACT, ITU, and INTERPOL concerning cyber security.
ITU Regional Workshop on Frameworks for Cybersecurity and Critical
Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) & Cybersecurity Forensics
Workshop, Doha, Qatar, 18-21 February 2008
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2009, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, November 2009.
Microsoft Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Seminar, IMPACT Global HQ, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, December 2009.
Meridian 2011 International Conference, Qatar, 24-26 October 2011
Connect Arab Summit, Qatar, 5-7 March 2012
World Conference on International Telecommunications
(WCIT-12) , Dubai, UAE, 3-14 December 2012
Realizing the international community has failed to address the nature of this problem,
Be it hereby resolved that the League of Arab States:
1. Continue an active role in ITU, IMPACT and INTERPOL;
2. Establish a Center for Training and... [continues]
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