APT Symposium on Cybersecurity 2019 (APT-SC 2019)

08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) organized the APT Symposium on Cybersecurity 2019 (APT-SC 2019) from 8 to 10 October 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The symposium was hosted by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysia.  

The APT Symposium on Cybersecurity 2018 was firstly held in Seoul, Republic of Korea with the active participation from APT members and stakeholders. Considering the interest and need of the members on cybersecurity issues, the 42nd Session of the Management Committee of the APT (MC-42) agreed to hold the APT Symposium on Cybersecurity in 2019.

The objective of the APT Symposium on Cybersecurity 2019 was to bring APT members to a common platform for a dialogue on cybersecurity issues and to provide them an opportunity to share and address key issues of concern, as well as to facilitate intra-regional collaboration as required. Industry leaders and other key stakeholders also share their views on various cybersecurity issues facing the sector.

The specific objectives were to:

  • Assist members to collaborate to build and strengthen trust and confidence in the use of ICT;
  • Provide a platform to exchange information on implementation of polices/regulations in cybersecurity measures, including best practice or guidelines. To share experiences and lessons learned in the field of cybersecurity;
  • Share information on the cybersecurity threat landscapes in the digital economy environment and suggest plausible solutions;
  • Discuss and share knowledge and experience in secure entity of digital identity and protect from identity theft;
  • Raise awareness and exchange knowledge in critical information infrastructure protection
  • Discuss and share knowledge and experience in managing cybersecurity in smart cities and use of blockchain technologies in cybersecurity.
  • Address data privacy issues while keeping free and secure flow of information including cross-border; and
  • Encourage initiatives through international collaboration towards the secured cyberspace in Asia-Pacific. 

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