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ASEAN Japan Cybersecurity Policy Meeting

Interim Commissioner of Cyber Security Brunei (CSB) attends ASEAN Japan Cybersecurity Policy Meeting

The 13th ASEAN Japan Cybersecurity Policy Meeting was held online and co-hosted by Japan and Cambodia. It was attended by senior officials from Negara Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and the ASEAN Secretariat.

The annual meeting discussed the activities and achievements of the three working group meetings held earlier this year, in addition to future cybersecurity cooperation and collaboration activities between ASEAN and Japan.

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Kenichi Takahashi, Director General for National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity Japan (NISC)mentioned the importance of the implementation of Cyber Norms amongst ASEAN-Japan especially with the background of increased online activities and hence increased cyber threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar sentiment was also voiced by the host and co-Chair of the current meeting, Mr. H.E. Sinawong Sang, Undersecretary of State, Cambodia.

At the meeting, participants provided country updates on the promotion of their respective national cybersecurity policies and strategies, and reports of collaborative activities in 2020. Brunei, as co-lead of Joint Awareness Raising collaborative activities together with Singapore, also reported on joint awareness activities for the year.

Shamsul Bahri Hj Kamis, Interim Commissioner of Cyber Security Brunei (CSB) updated on the recent formation of Negara Brunei Darussalam’s national cyber security agency, which operates under the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications. Also in attendance were two representatives from Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT), Mohd Zeremy Mohd Wazery and Caroline Ho.

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