Cyber Intelligence Asia 2016 in Thailand. The fourth installment of the annual Cyber Intelligence Asia series organized by Intelligence-Sec took place in Bangkok on 22nd-23rd March 2016. This year’s Cyber Intelligence Asia features guest speakers from a dozen countries. Like its previous installments Cyber Intelligence Asia combines discussions on both private sector and government risk when it comes to data, operations, and money. The conference aspect of it is low-key and closed-door, being an exclusive gathering for professionals in cybersecurity. Cyber Intelligence Asia wasn’t complete without its marketing and networking aspect. Both speakers and their audience dined together and socialized. Exhibitors were also present and this year’s sponsors included Akamai Technologies, Arbor Networks, BlackRidge Technology, Custodio, and Parasoft.
Cyber Security & Government
Cyber Security is still a key initiative for many governments as many are still vulnerable to Malware, Phishing, Trojans and Website Defacing attacks. The event focused on the different types of attacks being faced to government computer systems. Asian nations are becoming much more advanced in dealing with cyber security threats and demonstrated this during the event with case studies of recent attacks on their government computer network. Government representatives also discussed how they dealt with the threat/attack and talked participants through their crisis management response to a cyber breach. With the complexity of cyber security and the sophistication of cyber-attacks today it is important for governments to share information amongst themselves to be ahead of the criminals. There is also a need for the public sector to share information with private sector organisations such as banks, telecoms and utility firms who are also being targeted by cyber criminals.
Cyber Security Event Speakers
The real payoff for participating in Cyber Intelligence Asia was its speakers list. Representatives from different regional institutions in ASEAN and East Asia gave talks for the specialist audiences. The speakers for this year were members of the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) from the Philippines, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) from Singapore, the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (CENTEC) from Thailand, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) from Cambodia, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology from Indonesia, IMPACT and Cybersecurity Malaysia, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) from Hong Kong, the National Institute of Informatics from Japan, the China Computer Emergency Response Team (CNCERT), and the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO) from the UAE.