Event Wrap: ASEAN Incident Response Forum

By on 17 Mar 2016

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Adli with students at the International Islamic University Malaysia.

APNIC’s security specialist, Adli Wahid, recently attended the ‘ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop on Operationalizing Confidence Building Measures for Cooperation during Cyber-Incident Response’ held in Kuala Lumpur from 2-3 March 2016.

Hosted by Malaysia and the European Union, the workshop discussions focused measures aimed at promoting transparency, cooperation and behavior to reduce the risk of conflict in the event of disruptive national or international cybersecurity incidents. Common themes in the conversations were building trust; private-public partnership cooperation; and capacity development.

More than 120 people attended the two-day workshop including officials representing governments, law enforcement, academia, business, the technical community and other security agencies. From the Asia Pacific region, there were representatives from Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Timor Leste.

APNIC activities included:

  • Adli Wahid gave a presentation on the roles of APNIC and regional NOGs in cybersecurity, as well as some of the key security issues facing the Asia Pacific community.
  • Adli acted as a facilitator at a security simulation exercise, held on the second day of the workshop.
  • Following the workshop, Adli delivered a half-day educational workshop on ‘Handling Internet Abuse’ for the Commercial Crime division of the Royal Malaysia Police.

While in Malaysia, Adli was invited to give a presentation to engineering students at a local university on cybersecurity. He also gave a public presentation to 250 people on cyber threat intelligence at the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission’s 2016 Network Security Industry Talk series.

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