Bitdefender, creator of the world’s best antivirus software, has joined a United Nations-led team to help fight cybercrime at the international level, where criminals operate in obscure corners of the increasingly complex online world and recognize no borders.
Bitdefender has become a partner to the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations' specialised agency - the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). IMPACT brings together governments, academia and industry experts to enhance the global community’s capabilities in dealing with the rising threat of cybercrime.
“When you’ve been in the business of online security as long as Bitdefender has, the battle against international cybercrime becomes more than just a job it becomes a calling,” said Catalin Cosoi, Bitdefender’s chief strategist. “So, of course, we are excited about joining ITU-IMPACT. It gives us a chance to further sharpen our own expertise, to help others and, we hope, inspire other private sector players to follow our example.”
As an official partner of the world’s first global public-private and multi-stakeholder alliance against cybercrime, Bitdefender will share information internationally on vulnerability of data and assist others in building the capacity for advanced threat detection.
ITU-IMPACT’s global partnershiptoday sees over 200 industry, academia and international organizationstogether with 145 partner countries spanning all continents. The global coalition seeks to help streamline international legislation, strengthen global security measures and develop worldwide strategies against cyber threats.
The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations' specialised agency - the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). As the world’s first UN-backed comprehensive alliance against cyber threats, IMPACT brings together governments, academia and industry experts to enhance the global community’s capabilities in dealing with cyber threats.
Based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, IMPACT is the operational home of ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA). IMPACT provides ITU’s 193 Member States access to expertise, facilities and resources to effectively address cyber threats, as well as assisting United Nations agencies in protecting their ICT infrastructures. For more information, please visit impact-alliance.org
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives,"Best Repair 2012" by AV-Test,"Editor's Choice" and "The Best Antivirus for 2013" by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software’s leadership status among security products.
More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software - and gossip.