Event Wrap: APCERT 2016, Tokyo

By on 14 Nov 2016

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The Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team held their 14th Annual General Meeting and Conference, APCERT 2016, in Tokyo, Japan from 24 to 27 October.

APCERT is a regional forum for CERTs and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) located in the Asia Pacific region, with an aim to strengthen partnership among its members by enhancing information sharing and cooperation for incident response. These objectives were reflected in the theme of this year’s meeting “Borderless Cooperation, Seamless Action – towards a cleaner, greener cyber space”.

Hosted by Japan’s own local CERT, JPCERT/CC, the conference included over a dozen workshops, the Annual General Meetings, closed meetings and breakout sessions. The event also coincided with the 20th Anniversary of JPCERT. JPCERT is one of the founding members of APCERT and is active in promoting regional cooperation.

APNIC’s involvement in this event follows on from the MoU signed with APCERT last year in Kuala Lumpur, during which time both organizations have been working closely to promote security in the region.

APNIC activities:

  • Adli Wahid and Kleé Aiken attended several meetings and workshops during the four-day event, including the Cyber Green Workshop and APCERT’s Annual General Meeting.
  • Adli shared APNIC’s 2016 security-related activities with the APCERT Steering Committee and discussed other potential areas for collaboration next year, including training and joint events.
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