News Risk Management21 Nov 2018

Japan and ASEAN to share information about cyber attacks

21 Nov 2018

Japan and the ten member countries of ASEAN will create a dedicated website for sharing information on cyber attacks, reported the Nikkei Asian Review.

The website will enable the rapid dissemination of material related to attacks suffered and techniques and effective response. The goal is to help ASEAN countries better cope and contain the damage, and will be accessible via two-step verification only to officials overseeing cyber security.

According to Japanese officials, many servers in the ASEAN region have inadequate security, making them easy targets for cyber attacks, said the Nikkei report. There is concern that a powerful attack like the WannaCry ransomware of 2017 could spread quickly through the region and compromise diplomatic or military information.

In the past, Japan and ASEAN have held conferences on cyber security, such as in 2009, where Japan shared information on protecting critical infrastructure like power and transportation.

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