Cyber crime is an escalating problem globally and is causing growing concern in the Asia Pacific region following a wave of attacks affecting Japan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Governments, businesses and citizens are all being targeted and it is costing them billions of dollars. A survey reported in the Financial Times recently calculated that cyber attacks cost Asia Pacific companies $81bn in 2015.
The second FT Cyber Security Summit Asia Pacific, part of a global series of cyber security events that started in 2014, will bring together senior business executives, politicians, thought leaders, security and technical experts, consultants, researchers and others to discuss this pressing issue. The central theme of the summit will be the cyber threats facing businesses in the region – especially those in critical national infrastructure industries, such as banking – and the steps they are taking to improve security.
Other topics covered will be the role of defence departments and national intelligence agencies in preventing and detecting cyber terrorism; a close look at the risks facing China, the region’s biggest economy, and what it is doing to counter them; how the so-called “internet of things” is causing massive security headaches because of the proliferation of billions of internet-enabled devices; and how law enforcement agencies across the region are having some success in to deterring cyber criminals but finding it much harder to apprehend and prosecute them.
Moderated by Financial Times journalists, the summit will address the current and emerging threats in cyberspace in the region and the best ways of dealing with them. Book your place now.