February 9th, 2015

BT to host the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2015

LONDON, 09 FEBRUARY 2015 – BT will host the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2015 organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) under the theme “Securing Cyberspace for Social and Economic Development”. The event will take place in London on 22 – 24 April 2015 at BT’s headquarters in London.

“We are delighted that BT has agreed to partner with us for the second consecutive year for this important event. Over the last few years, cybersecurity has rapidly become a key issue for governments across the world, requiring them to take action to protect citizens, infrastructure, intellectual property and cyberspace from cyberthreats. This event will contribute to building capacity among key decision makers from across the Commonwealth and beyond to tackle cybercrime in a holistic and concerted manner.” said Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary-General of the CTO.

Mark Hughes, President of BT Security said: “Cybersecurity is critically important and BT is pleased to be hosting the Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2015. As the threat landscape continues to evolve at pace, it is important that governments and companies invest in cybersecurity and educate their people in the IT department and beyond. The stakes are too high for cybersecurity to be pushed to the bottom of the pile. This is why we see conferences like this as critical.”

Since 2010 when the first annual Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum was held, this event has been a key platform for collaboration across the Commonwealth and beyond for both public and private sector stakeholders to exchange ideas, share knowledge and build relationships to improve the safety, security and resilience of cyberspace. In previous years, the event has attracted participants from around 30 countries.

More Information

For more information please contact:
Marcel Belingue, Senior Manager, Head of Membership & Communications
44 (0) 208 600 3800
44 (0) 208 600 3819