Fortifying Cybersecurity for a Seamless ASEAN Connected to the World

Bangkok Post | July 01, 2019

Fortifying Cybersecurity for a Seamless ASEAN Connected to the World
“Seamlessly connected” is how ASEAN aspires to facilitate and expand people-to-people interactions among its diverse population and build a common community with a shared sense of ownership. Beyond transportation linkages, ASEAN views digital connection as indispensable in this endeavour. At least, its online community should enable people to be more connected, and build bonds beyond the borders of ASEAN. But in reality, not everything in the digital world is trustworthy. Fake news, spam mail and malware are some of the contaminated data that can spread easily from one corner of the world to another in just a click. Cybersecurity has therefore become a new cause of common concern among ASEAN Member States. There is an urgency for ASEAN to work together to speed up its preparation to cope with the Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR that will disrupt every aspect of our lives. Compared to other categories of security, cybersecurity affects us much more directly than we can imagine. The internet enables us to transact almost anything online while the advent of big data has made it possible to digitize, store and analyse every bit of our personal data from womb to tomb. A breach into the system will inevitably compromise our privacy and safety.

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