AROUND 50 policymakers, academics and key industry players gathered yesterday at the Cyber Security Forum Brunei 2018, co-organised by the Royal Brunei Technical Services (RBTS) and the Leonardo Company, to discuss views on the development of a cybersecurity framework in Brunei.
Held under the theme ‘Securing a Digital Future’ at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, the Cyber Security Forum Brunei 2018 focusses on the importance of ongoing efforts to combat threats to cybersecurity.
The guest of honour was Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Security Committee.
Also in attendance were Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Brunei Technical Services Colonel (Rtd) Muzri bin Haji Mokhsin.
The forum’s objectives are to create corporate awareness on cybersecurity and ensure that businesses are sufficiently equipped with information on online safety.
Additionally, the Cyber Security Forum Brunei 2018 provides comprehensive insight on the ever-evolving cyber- security issues, thus creating an environment for industry executives, government officials, advisors and investors to address the most important sector trends in a unified approach.
A keynote address on ‘Artificial intelligence and Big Data – Making Sense of the Future’ was delivered by Rob Bassett MC, the founder and CEO of Adarga AI, a software company building an advance artificial intelligence (AI) analytics platform that allows users to understand vast quantities of data sources to make faster and better decisions.
A talk on ‘Risk and Strategy’ was presented by Vice President Cyber Security and ICT Solutions from Leonardo Nik Beecher, underlining a well-defined strategy for security and assurance, which in turn ensures that security activities are targetted at national aims and suited to overall organisational business methods.
Jon Turner, from the Cyber Security Sales of Leonardo, meanwhile, spoke about ‘Threat Intelligence’, dealing with the development of a credible cyber defence policy and how cyber-security can reach high standards when a proactive, intelligence-led approach is applied.