[Wgco] [Outreach_com_2015] IG Weekly Brief : United Nations & GIFCT v/ terrorism content online; Africa Union-China cyber cooperation; More youth online; Wannacry stopper arrested; Russia bans VPNs; China leads broadband access; EU's new cybersecurity centre...

Olusegun H. Olugbile solugbile at gmail.com
Sat Aug 5 15:37:47 EDT 2017

Dear Lo,

Nice one! At a time my country Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday
told the military elite to be on the cutting edge of technology to defeat
cyber hackers and terrorists and create a better future for the citizenry.
He gave the charge in his address at the Silver Jubilee and graduation of
133 military and para-military participants of the Course 25 of the
National Defence College, Abuja. The acting president, whose message was
titled: “The Battle has Changed,” noted that the nation was today facing
new challenges and character in warfare, terror and all manners of
insurgency. According to him, terror groups and cyber criminals had used
modern technologies to spread useless ideologies and defraud the people and
the country cannot afford not to use the same strategies to respond to
insurgency. “I challenge the elite of our armed forces that if militants,
terrorist groups and internet hackers are constantly re-inventing
themselves taking advantage of emerging technologies, you have no reason
whatsoever not to be at the cutting edge of technological warfare.
“You must consistently redefine your role in national security
architecture,” he said.

Your update is being syndicated with my article on 'OPEN LETTER TO MR
ACTING PRESIDENT'' in response to the Acting President Message. I used the
opportunity of the Letter to communicate the IGF plan on organizing
 Cybersecurity main session and IGF 2017 values to his message. It's being
published in the national newspaper.

I'll send the newspapers link to you soon.

Well done Lo.

Best Regards.

Segun Olugbile

President, Global Network for Cybersolution - GNC  (www.gncafrica.org)
Member, National Cybercrime Advisory Council, Presidency (www.cert.gov.ng)
Member, Nigeria IGF Multi Stakeholders Advisory Group (www.nigf.org.ng)
Technical Advisor to ECOWAS on West Africa IGF (www.waigf.org)
Member, African Multi-Stakeholders Advisory Group  (www.afigf.org)
Member, Global IGF Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group to UN Sec. Gen. (
Fellow, European School of Internet Governance (www.eurossig.eu)
Member, African Information & Communication Technhology Alliance (
Managing Partner, Continental Project Affairs Associates (www.cpaa.com.ng)


*GNC | 5th floor (Olujinmi Chamber floor) NICON Insurance Plaza, Central
Business District, Abuja, FCT - Nigeria*

*CPAA | 72(b) Kwame Nkruma Cresent, Asokoro District Abuja-FCT |** Tel: 234
803 701 7537, 818 180 6044   *

*Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous
preservers of youthful looks - Charles Dickens*

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 7:13 PM, Mamadou LO <alfamamadou at hotmail.com> wrote:

> This week; The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution
> Wednesday urging all countries "to act cooperatively to prevent
> terrorists from acquiring weapons" including via the internet or social
> networks. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) set up
> by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter the threat of
> terrorist content online hold its first meeting on 01 August in San
> Francisco.
> The 22-year-old British security researcher who discovers the "kill
> switch" that stopped the outbreak of theWannacry ransomware has been
> reportedly arrested in the United States after attending the Def Con
> hacking conference in Las Vegas.
> Data released by ITU show that 830 million young people are online,
> representing 80 per cent of the youth population in 104 countries. ITU’s ICT
> Facts and Figures 2017 also shows a significant increase in broadband
> access and subscriptions with China leading the way.
> The African Union and China are seeking to deepen collaboration on
> Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development especially in
> the building of a secure, open and peaceful cyberspace while the European
> Commission's vice president and EU digital chief, Andrus Ansip, wants to
> set up a new cybersecurity centre in a bid to certify the security level of
> technology products.
> On digital economy, BRICS reached a consensus specifying emerging
> industries characterized by the internet, digitization and intelligence
> have deeply changed traditional business model.
> On access, Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law that
> prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet
> proxy services while Apple remove VPNs from APP store in China.
> On artificial intelligence, "Just days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk pointed
> out that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a potential risk to
> humanity, Facebook decided to pull the plug on one of its AI systems that
> started to speak in their own language".
> On net neutrality, "Democrat senators are urging the Federal
> Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the public comment period on its
> proposal to scrap the net neutrality rules".
> On Internet of Things, "the Senate introduced the “Internet of Things
> (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017”, which aims to bolster the
> security of government-acquired IoT devices".
> On Fake news, "Facebook is to step up its efforts to fight fake news by
> sending more suspected hoax stories to fact-checkers and publishing their
> findings online".
> On events, we note LACIGF 2017.
> Below, informations on thoses subjects and events as well as documents
> ICANN, domain name, encryption..
> * See review in full here *http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/
> profiles/blogs/ig-weekly-brief-un-amp-gifct-v-terrorism-content-online-
> africa
> _______________________________________________
> Outreach_com_2015 mailing list
> Outreach_com_2015 at intgovforum.org
> http://intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/outreach_com_2015_intgovforum.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://intgovforum.org/pipermail/wgco_intgovforum.org/attachments/20170805/06045e47/attachment.html>

More information about the WGCO mailing list