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Joint Press Release with the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications The Ninth ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting to be Held

On October 20 and 21, 2016, the ninth ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting (hereinafter referred to as the “policy meeting”) will be held in Tokyo. At the policy meeting, participants will exchange views toward cooperation and collaboration between Japan and ASEAN Member States concerning policies in the field of cybersecurity.

1. Objective

The policy meeting aims to enhance worldwide cooperation and collaboration activities between Japan and ASEAN Member States concerning cybersecurity policies, an issue indispensable for safe socioeconomic activities, thereby contributing to the improvement of regional cybersecurity levels and fostering stronger relations and wider exchange between Japan and ASEAN.

2. Outline of the meeting

1) Date:
October 20 (Thurs.) and 21 (Fri.), 2016
2) Responsible Organizations of Japan:
National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
3) Co-chairs:
Japan: Prof. Ryozo Hayashi, Director of the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Meiji University
Singapore: Mr. Hoo Ming Ng, Cyber Security Agency (CSA)
4) Expected attendees:
Director-generals, deputy director-generals, and other officials from ministries and agencies related to economy, investment, and information and communications in ten ASEAN Member States; representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat; director-generals, deputy director-generals, and other officials from the Cabinet Secretariat, MIC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and METI of Japan

3. Major topics (tentative)

  1. Current situation of cybersecurity in Japan and ASEAN Member States, and joint awareness raising activities for enhancing cybersecurity
  2. Progress in cooperation programs concerning cybersecurity
  3. Future cooperation activities in the field of cybersecurity, etc.

Release date

October 7, 2016

Reference:

The policy meetings have been held eight times as follows:
First meeting: February 2009, Tokyo;
Second meeting: March 2010, Bangkok, Thailand;
Third meeting: March 2011, Tokyo;
Fourth meeting: November 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
Fifth meeting: October 2012, Tokyo;
Sixth meeting: October 2013, Manila, the Philippines;
Seventh meeting: October 2014, Tokyo; and
Eighth meeting: October 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

Participating countries: 10 ASEAN Member States of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Related Information

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