SINGAPORE – Defence authorities and information security experts from around the world were scheduled to meet Thursday (Nov. 6) at an inaugural Asia Pacific roundtable in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hosting the event is global e-business and security certification organization EC-Council.
According to EC-Council president Jay Bavisi, the special invitation-only forum is urgent. “Information has become the number one weapon sought after by terrorists and criminals,” said Bavisi. “There is a dire need for authorities and corporations to work together to safeguard information as unfathomable damage will arise if information lands in the wrong hands.”
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills.
“Understanding this need, we have set up the ECC|RF as a platform for authorities and corporations to convene, discuss and develop strategies and defences to ward off escalating cyber terrorism and crimes,” said Bavisi.
Bavisi will chair the roundtable, themed Modern Defenses Against 21st Century Cyber Warfare & Cyber Crime. Co-chairing will be Lech J. Janczewski, associate professor of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
In addition, Bavisi said experts will include London Police cyber crime unit head Paul Wright, U.S. Army Red Team ex-chief Scott Applegate and Microsoft Asia Pacific senior investigator Anthony Fung.
James Aquilina, who sits on the EC-Council Honorary Council, said: “Criminals make extensive use of ever advancing computer technology to not only expand the scope of their illegal conduct, but also to avoid detection by law enforcement, whatever the jurisdiction.”
“The ECC|RF commitment to the exchange of information and cutting edge investigative techniques among public and private sectors alike is an important step in curbing the tide of today’s cyber crime,” said Aquilina.