Asia Transnational Threats Forum: Cybersecurity in Asia

Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC

June 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

As the scale, frequency, and sophistication of cyberattacks increase in Asia, there is a growing urgency from the United States and our regional partners to address these threats and its impact on economic prosperity, democratic governance, critical infrastructure, and security. With state actors like North Korea increasingly using its cyberattacks to advance its objectives, it is imperative for policymakers to take full stock of the region’s true capabilities and intentions to effectively counter such activities. Moreover, the inherently asymmetric nature of the threat and the difficulty of attribution will require cross-border collaboration and engagement of private, public, and civic stakeholders to develop an effective and sustainable cybersecurity policy.

On June 14, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host distinguished U.S. and South Korean cybersecurity experts to articulate the capabilities and intentions of regional actors and examine government policies and best practices to counter the evolving cyber threat. This conference is part of the Asia Transnational Threats Forum, an interdisciplinary forum launched by the Brookings Korea Chair that harnesses the collective expertise of U.S. and foreign partners to tackle key strategic issues affecting all of Asia.

Following each session, panelists will take questions from the audience. Lunch will be provided to conference guests.

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Jung H. Park, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, Foreign Policy Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies 


Keynote Address 

Chris Painter, Former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, US Department of State 


Capabilities and Intentions of Regional Actors 

Priscilla Moriuchi, Director of Strategic Threat Development, Recorded Future 

Sangmyung Choi, Director and Senior Security Researcher, Harui Inc, Security Intelligence Research Team 

William A. Carter, Deputy Director and Fellow, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies 


Cybersecurity Policy: Best Practice and Shared Challenges 

James Baker, Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies 

Jong In Lim, Professor for Graduate School of Information Security at Korea University 

Michale Sulmeyer, Director for Cyber Security Project at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School 

Katherine Charlet, Director for Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 


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