8th APT Cybersecurity Forum (CSF-8)

24 October 2017 - 26 October 2017
Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) organized the 8th APT Cybersecurity Forum (CSF-8) from 24 to 26 October 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The forum was hosted by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan.

In the era of the digital society where people can fully utilize the capabilities of ICT, quality of our life will depend on how much better we are able to live together with digitalized data. This can be called "Data Driven Society”, where, at any point in the data lifecycle, there is innovation or the use of a new technology or service. As an example, this could be the use of IoT in data generation, Big data in collection, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in analysis, Blockchain in transmission and the use of the Clouding storage. However, cyber threats that hinder ICT development and innovation of data based service remain constant, and in terms of their intensity and vastness of damage to society, international cooperation and collaboration are required in addition to individual, enterprise and domestic efforts.

Cybersecurity is one of the work items of the Strategic Plan of the APT for 2015-2017, which is at present in its final year. In these connections, the 8th APT Cybersecurity Forum (CSF-8) is being organized under the topic “Cybersecurity on Data Driven Society”, to address the security aspects of data utilization in the digital society including personal data protection and privacy issue. It is also expected to discuss current trends and threats -as seen by government, industry, and society- in facilitating an enabling environment/framework where there is a reasonable balance between utilization and protection of data. 

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