Tighten PHL cybersecurity, Binay urges at Tokyo summit
The Philippines hopes to help enlarge an international network of experts in fighting cybercrime, by taking part in the SecureAsia 2012 cybersecurity conference in Japan.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, who flew to Tokyo Monday for the conference, said the event should also broaden the Philippines' familiarity with the issues of cybersecurity.
"I consider the Tokyo conference a welcome opportunity to broaden own familiarity with the more complex issues of cybersecurity, and enlarge the network of experts that our government could call on for assistance, in case of need," he said.
Expected to attend the “SecureAsia@Tokyo: Meeting the Challenges of a Dynamic Connected Future” meet are senior representatives from the academe, government and industry.
Binay said cybersecurity is a concern for all countries and not just for developed nations.
He noted the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum in Cambodia reiterated the need to intensify regional security in using information and communication technology.
The forum also recommended strategies to address emerging threats in cyberspace, and the enhancement of cooperation in bringing a culture of cybersecurity.
Also, Binay said that during his stay in Tokyo, he expects to meet with high government officials to discuss “ways and means of improving Philippine-Japanese relations, particularly in the area of investments, trade, and culture.”
He also said he hopes to entice private Japanese investors to the Philippines.
Binay said he is traveling with a small group of private businessmen who will be meeting with prospective Japanese investors and CEOs. — TJD, GMA News
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