I recently returned from a 3-in-1 cybersecurity conference held in Taipei.
Held at the International Conference Center of National Taiwan University Hospital,18-20 August, the conference provided a great opportunity to meet local security practitioners and learn from presenters from all over the world.
The conference included the following three events:
- Cloud Security Alliance Taiwan (CSA Taiwan 2015)
- Honeynet Conference (HoneyCon 2015)
- Incident Response Conference (IRCON2015).
Different events, similar themes
Obviously cybersecurity was the main focus of the conference. Although each event had a different niche and to a certain extent different target audience, there were certain topics discussed across all three events.
For instance there was a lot of discussion on security of the Internet of Things, mobile malware, advance persistent threats (APT), and best practices for information sharing. I’ll be writing a separate blog posts reviewing some of the presentations I saw.
I was invited to deliver the keynote at the IRCON2015 – hosted by TWNCSIRT, National Applied Research Labs and co-hosted by TWCERT/CC, TWNCERT and TrendMicro.
I took the opportunity to invite the audience to think about the state of cybersecurity today and the challenges faced by security response teams. Furthermore, I encouraged CSIRTs to start engaging with the other communities, such as the NOGs.
Visit to TWNCERT
Finally I also took the opportunity to visit my colleagues at TWNCERT. They are responsible for the government networks & infrastructure and a member of APCERT (steering committee) and FIRST. They shared with me some of the initiatives they are currently leading and experience in handling security incidents.
Overall it was a great experience and I must thank once again the organizers and my friends at TWCSIRT and TWNCERT for the amazing hospitality. I hope to participate again next year.
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