Event Wrap: 2015 Cyber Offense and Defense Exercise, Taiwan

By on 14 Dec 2015

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Every year, Taiwan’s National Communication and Information Security Taskforce organizes a national level cyber security exercise to increase preparedness of the government’s networks and critical infrastructure against cyber attacks and cyber crimes.

This year, APNIC received an invitation to attend the 2015 Cyber Offense and Defense Exercise (CODE 2015) and concluding workshop, held in Taipei from 23 to 25 November 2015.

The event brought together local and international subject matter experts to share lessons learned and practical suggestions for running tabletop exercises. APNIC was the only non-government organization invited by the Information and Communication Security Technology Center – a parent organization of the Taiwan National Computer Emergency Response Team.

Participants in the post-exercise workshop included representatives from government (including the Vice Premier), banks, utilities and ISPs, and local experts.

APNIC activities included:

  • Adli Wahid observed and provided feedback on the outcomes of the tabletop exercises
  • During the workshop, Adli participated in a panel discussion about different ways of building scenarios and artifacts for cyber exercises, where he highlighted that exercises can also be used to create awareness on IPv6 or routing security in addition to using the drills to validate standard operating procedures
  • Adli also presented on the “Cyber Role Play Incident” he was part of at the RightsCON 2015 Southeast Asia Conference held in the Philippines earlier this year
  • As part of the event, Adli had the opportunity to meet different stakeholders in the Taiwan cyber security ecosystem including representatives from the government sectors, managed security providers, CSIRTs, academia and law enforcement agencies.


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