APCICT supports the 2009 Asia Pacific Information Security Training organized by the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) on 11-15 May 2009 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Governments, military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals, and private businesses amass a great deal of confidential information about their employees, customers, products, research and financial status. Most of this information is now collected, processed and stored on computers and transmitted across networks to other computers. The 'always on' connectivity enabled by broadband access makes it particularly important for users to actively protect their security and privacy in the online environment. According to a report by OECD, over 30 percent of Internet users in the European Union do not buy online because of security concerns, and in China, about 70 percent of users experienced a virus attack.
To strengthen human capacity in this critical area, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT), a subsidiary body of ESCAP, is supporting the 2009 Asia Pacific Information Security Training organized by the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) on 11-15 May 2009 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
This five-day training programme will see the participation of 30 security experts and ICT senior officers from 20 Asia Pacific countries. In addition to enhancing their incident response capabilities to mitigate and minimize damage from attacks on information systems and breaches of information security, participants will also have the opportunity to share and explore security issues pertinent to their country experience, as well as discuss strategies for strengthening national capacities and promoting regional cooperation in information security and privacy.
KISA, the organizer of this workshop, is also the author of the APCICT Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders module on Network and Information Security and Privacy.