New CIRT in Burundi

12th November 2012: The Director of the ITU Development Bureau and the Director General of the Telecom Regulatory body of Burundi sign an important agreement, providing for Burundi to receive technical assistance from the ITU on the establishment of national cybersecurity capabilities, namely a Computer Incident Response Team  (CIRT).

Burundi has provided a financial contribution to the BDT, in order to facilitate the implementation of the project, which will start in January 2013.This is the tenth country investing in this ITU programme and BDT together with IMPACT has performed assessments on national CIRTs and cyber exercises in more than 40 countries during the past 2 years.

The signature of this agreement, together with the others, is a confirmation of the level of trust that ITU-IMPACT is accorded by Member States.

More on Cybersecurity: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/cyb/cybersecurity/wwir.html

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