Following a UN demand (through the ITU, UN’s specialized agency for telecommunications, in charge of global cybersecurity coordination), Cybersecurity Trends was first created in March 2015 by the Romanian-Swiss NGO – Swiss WebAcademy, in partnership with AGORA, Romania’s leader in IT media. The challenge was to edit quarterly an awareness-raising journal, in a Public-Private Partnership initiative and non-commercial neutral spirit, accessible to the broadest public distribution possible, as it is delivered for free online. Unintentionally, Cybersecurity Trends became the first journal of its kind where State institutions, analysts, academics and security companies share with the public the latest threats, awareness topics and solutions to prevent them. Since its birth, the journal received contributions of European top specialists and the UN has continued to provide its backing ever since.
In the very year of its birth, the journal was awarded the title “Best practice example for the European Continent” by the ITU, which endorsed it by writing in each issue a permanent section