Kaspersky had hosted 3rd APAC Online Policy Forum III with the theme “Greater Cyber-resilience through Cyber Capacity Building”.
“In the Cyber Age, as we experience an accelerated digital transformation, we’re facing security challenges that put a strain on cybersecurity resources. Investing in cyber talent and promoting security awareness and digital education for users are the keys to success in building cyber-resilient digital societies and economies,” says Kaspersky.
“With the continued rise in cyber threats and cybercriminal activities impacting communities, a new paradigm has emerged for global law enforcement. One of the key challenges that INTERPOL identified is the gaps in law enforcement cyber capabilities and capacity, nationally, regionally and globally. Whilst these remain criminal networks can expand their infrastructure and activities. To overcome this challenge, law enforcement must be a trusted partner beyond national borders and sectors. Being collaborative, inclusive and open will help us reduce the gaps, bridging the divides in capabilities and capacity,” adds Jones.
Hosted by the company’s CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, the virtual forum was joined by a high-level panel of speakers from the region including:
Craig Jones, INTERPOL Cybercrime Director
- Li Yuxiao, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies; and Secretary-General of the Cyber Security Association of China
- Seungjoo Kim, Professor of the School of Cybersecurity of Korea University; Head of the Department of Cyber Defense of Korea University; and Member of the Presidential Committee on the 4th Industrial Revolution
- the speakers have shed light on the cybersecurity gaps stakeholders in APAC should address urgently to build safer cyberspace.
Seungjoo Kim, a member of South Korea’s Presidential Committee on the 4th Industrial Revolution, cited success stories where countries are starting to beef up their cybersecurity policies and regulations alongside their intense drive towards a more connected society.
Kim notes, “As we enter the era of the 4th Revolution, cybersecurity is becoming more important than ever. For example, in the European Union, the regulations on automotive cybersecurity will be mandatory for all new vehicles produced from July 2024. As the importance of cybersecurity spreads across all areas, security experts are forced to have more in-depth domain knowledge than ever before. Now, it’s time for us to think about a more effective workforce development program to train security experts specialized in each industrial sector.”
Li Yuxiao, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies, echoes Jones’ points in terms of focusing on the long-term and joint building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace.
Li also specified that cyber capacity building in APAC should “focus on network infrastructure, be alert to the challenges brought by cyber security, and strengthen the development of personnel training system” as the region continues to harness the power of Industry 4.0.
For Kaspersky’s part, the global cybersecurity company has since been a trusted partner of INTERPOL.