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ITU and High-Tech Bridge join efforts to secure government websites

November 19, 2013

High-Tech Bridge and UN agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), announced the use of ImmuniWeb® as part of the toolset to ensure that the governmental websites of ITU’s Member States are secure. The official announcement will take place at ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok, which takes place from 19-22 November 2013.

With government websites under constant threat of attack, the ITU has put together a bundle of security tools and services to evaluate security and provide protection to its 193 Member States’ websites.

ImmuniWeb® is a web application that provides security assessment solutions with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model. The ImmuniWeb web security scanner is a unique hybrid of an automated vulnerability assessment and an accurate manual web

ITU Secretary-General - Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure
ITU Secretary-General - Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure
application penetration test performed in parallel by security experts.

"This partnership with High-Tech Bridge, within the framework of the ITU-IMPACT initiative, will assist Member States, in particular developing and least developed countries, to use these tools to improve the security of their websites and counter cyber threats and related vulnerabilities," said ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Toure.

Ilia Kolochenko, High-Tech Bridge CEO, comments: "Web application security is one of the weakest links in corporate information security today. In our experience at High-Tech Bridge, almost 90 per cent of security incidents directly or indirectly involve insecure web applications. Many government institutions don’t have enough resources to prioritize information risks and this is why government websites often become the victims of hackers. ImmuniWeb® SaaS from High-Tech Bridge is a unique solution that will enable governments to evaluate the state of their web resources security in a fast, simple and affordable manner. ImmuniWeb® is a perfect decision-making tool that can help even non-technical people to understand their information security risks and properly remediate them. We are proud to be partner of ITU and to be able to deliver our security solution to the governmental and state websites."

High-Tech Bridge CEO - Mr. Ilia Kolochenko about ITU-IMPACT initiative on Telecom 2013

ITU Telecom World 2013 is the platform for high-level debate, innovation showcasing and networking for the global ICT community. High-Tech Bridge will present ImmuniWeb SaaS to the participants at ITU Telecom World 2013, where High-Tech Bridge is an official partner and exhibitor.

About ITU
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology. For nearly 150 years, ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and established the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to new-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology and converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world.

About High-Tech Bridge
High-Tech Bridge SA is a leading provider of information security services, such as penetration testing, network security auditing, consulting and computer crime forensics. In 2012 Frost & Sullivan has recognized High-Tech Bridge as one of the market leaders and best service providers in the ethical hacking industry. High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab helped various software vendors improving security of their products, including such vendors as Microsoft, IBM, Novell, McAfee, Sony, HP, Samsung, OpenOffice, Corel, OpenX, Joomla, WordPress, UMI.CMS, and hundreds of others.

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