More than 4.9 billion people are now connected to the internet. This is particularly impressive given that only 7% of the world was online during the “Dot Com” crash. However, such broad use of the internet presents many challenges.
First and foremost, a third of the world’s population remains unconnected. Secondly, like any new frontier, the internet presents a variety of potential harms and security risks. In the USA alone, four in ten Americans have experienced online harassment, and a quarter have experienced more severe harassment such as stalking, physical threats, or sexual harassment.
In 2020, more than US$47 billion was lost to internet scams and fraud, and the number of reported scams increased to 266 million cases. Given that only 3-15% of consumers report online scams, the real figures are likely to be much larger. There has also been a significant escalation in cyber attacks and threats, from individual actions to so-called “hacktivist” groups and even state-sponsored attacks that impact governments, critical infrastructure, organisations, companies and industries, causing disruptions, and outages resulting in billions of dollars of damage.
eWorldwide Group has over 15 years of experience in cyber security, online safety and security. In 2007, we collaborated with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a member of the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) for Cybersecurity, drafting the child online protection concept document that was later ratified at the United Nations General Assembly. We apply transformation strategies and implementation roadmaps, typically coupled with policy reforms, standards and compliance to ensure that our solutions can be truly effective in improving online safety and security for all.
Marginalised communities are particularly at risk, which is why we prioritise online safety and security and have launched multiple initiatives in this area. Working with partners, we help national and regional governments and private sector to develop cyber policies and laws customised to meet the specific needs and threats of each group.
Recognising that we are living in dynamic times with ever-evolving physical threats, risks, and attacks, from terrorists, criminals and rouge agencies. We also provide Governments, law enforcement agencies, and the private sector comprehensive multi-dimensional security risk assessments examining the infrastructure, operational capability, information systems, and human capability. This approach allows us to customise and prioritise risk mitigation, capacity building, technology interventions, strategies, stakeholder engagement at the grass roots and policy formulation to address the specific needs and threats.
Examples of Our Work
The Internet continues to be a dynamic and incredibly powerful source of information with almost limitless capabilities for improving access to knowledge and connecting people around the world. It is also seen as a solution to addressing many social development issues by providing access to healthcare, remote learning opportunities, access to e-government services and innovative […]
Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group, officially launches the Child Online Protection Handbook for OIC Countries during the Cybersecurity Malaysia Conference, Malaysia.
Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group exchanges MoU with Deputy Minister Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Haji Fadillah bin Yusof to collaborate across the area of innovation and cybersecurityresilience, Malaysia.
Chairperson and CEO, Professor Abbasi participated as a panelist during the Secure Digital City session where she emphasized the need for more public and private sector collaboration to create integratedstrategies and plans to ensure secure and robust digital cities for the future – International Cyber Security Conference, Malaysia, 2010 Receiving Award from Datuk Haji Fadillah bin […]
Professor Abbasi joins the ITU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) of Cybersecurity. Geneva, Switzerland.
eWorldwide Group invited to join the ITU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) of Cybersecurity by Secretary General Hamadoun Touré, Geneva, Switzerland,
ITU Director, Dr Sami Al Bashir, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group, Professor Salma Abbasi and ITU Secretary General, Dr Hamadoun Touré sign MoU to jointly design and develop a global initiative, Child Online Protection (CoP) to keep children and young people safe online, Geneva, Switzerland.