Asia Pacific Cyber Security Salon

15 June 2021 | 16:00 - 17:30 (UTC +8)

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The cybersecurity threat is global, yet the mitigation and defense mechanisms remain national and, at best, regional. As sophistication grows in how we tackle cyber-related threats, so should a more closely aligned regional and eventually, international approach emerge. This first APAC session in the Cyber Security Salons regional series will analyse approaches to cybersecurity in the region, drawing on experience from several key country regulators, industry, and cybersecurity experts.

Key questions to be addressed will include:

  • What is the state of cyber security cooperation between governments and agencies in the APAC region, and where is improvement necessary?
  • How can we enhance trust and information sharing across regions, countries, and sectors?
  • How are cyber policies developed at national level, feeding into regional cooperation?
  • What are the principal threats that stakeholders in the region are dealing with?
  • What role should industry be playing in supporting regional cooperation, and how can the market for cyber security be developed in the region?
  • What are the expectations of our experts that cooperation at regional level will influence and support global approaches to cyber security? To what extent does the NESAS support such cooperation development?


Participants will come from national ministries, regulators, telecommunication operators, universities, telecommunication equipment manufacturers, research and design institutes, software developers and other interested stakeholders. Alongside the panel, the audience will have the opportunity to pose their questions and comments.


Note: All sessions below are UTC +8


Visiola Pula
Cybersecurity Senior Analyst, Cullen International

16:00 – 16:15

Keynote Presentation: Cyber Security – The Importance of Coordination
and Cooperation

Atsuko Okuda
Regional Director, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

16:15 – 17:15

Panel Discussion: Supporting the Digital Transformation in APAC –
Connecting the dots towards common cyber security standards

Mohamed Anwer Mohamed Yusoff
Head of Industry Engagement & Collaboration, Cybersecurity Malaysia

Intan Rahayu
Director of Identification on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Critical Information Infrastructure, BSSN Indonesia

Atsuko Okuda
Regional Director, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Dr Pongpisit Wuttidittachotti, Ph.D
Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) committee, ISACA-Bangkok Chapter committee, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

Wu Rong
Huawei 3GPP SA3 Prime, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

17:15 – 17:30

Audience Q&A