Brunei attends ASEAN meet on cybersecurity strategy

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BRUNEI Darussalam and other ASEAN member states on Tuesday exchanged views on key areas of cybersecurity priority for ASEAN along with the possible elements for inclusion in an ASEAN cybersecurity strategy.

This was among the topics discussed during the ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC) in Singapore, said a press statement from the PMO yesterday.

Representing the sultanate was Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dato Paduka Hj Hamdan Hj Abu Bakar.

“The meeting also touched on the possibility of an ASEAN Cybersecurity Centre as a means for closer ASEAN cooperation such as the sharing of best practices and information, along with the best way towards its implementation,” the statement said. Chairing the meeting was Singapore Minister for Communication and Information and Minister in-charge of Cybersecurity Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.

The programme also included an Expert Panel Session discussing international law and cyberspace.

The key outcome that transpired from the meeting was the firm commitment of ASEAN member states, in enhancing regional cooperation in order to strengthen the region’s cybersecurity sector.

Prior to the AMCC, the Brunei delegation on Monday also attended the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW), which was opened by the country’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The event was not only attended by ministers of ASEAN member states, but also policy makers, technology experts, professionals and innovators.

The Brunei Times