Multilateral and Regional Organizations


Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

OECD, “Malicious Software (Malware). A security threat to the Internet Economy.” Ministerial Background Report for the Seoul Meeting DSTI/ICCP/ REG (2007)5/Final.

The OECD and APEC are currently working on a report on malware entitled: “OECD-APEC Analytical Report on Malicious Software.” An update of the report is expected during the second meeting of the IGF in Rio de Janeiro in November 2007. The report will contain the following sections: (i) Background, Introduction, Main Points; (ii) Malware in brief; (iii) History, growth and trends; (iv) Economics of malware; (v) Existing prevention, response, and enforcement mechanisms; (vi) Successes and limitations in addressing malware; (vii) Recommendations and two appendixes: Appendix A–Business models, and Appendix B — Glossary of terms.

On April 22-23, 2007 the OECD jointly organized with APEC, a Workshop on Malware in Manila, Philippines. The workshop was conducted in two parts: a workshop and an analytical report. The OECD-APEC joint workshop brought together government, industry, Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), civil society, consumers, and others stakeholders who play a role in combating malware.

On September 5-6, 2005 in Seoul, Korea, the OECD and APEC jointly held a Workshop on Security of Information Systems and Networks. The workshop analyzed topics related to security and privacy of information networks. During this workshop, there was a panel on Spyware that analyzed an agenda of related topics such as: establishing common definitions/understanding, addressing related e-security threats, technical countermeasures, legal countermeasures, public awareness and cross-border cooperation between APEC and OECD members.


Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

APEC’s Telecommunications and Information Working Group, elaborated a Questionnaire on Spyware during its 31st Meeting on 3-8, April 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand.