SICW Conversations (Policy)
7 October 2021 (Thursday)
9.45pm to 10.45pm (GMT +8)
“Governments & Tech MNCs: Regulate or Collaborate for Cybersecurity?”
Today, established tech companies own and operate a large segment of the digital infrastructure used by critical information infrastructure owners, governments, enterprises, and citizens. Tech MNCs are at the forefront of tech development and there are much that governments can learn from tech MNCs about emerging tech domains and their implications on cybersecurity. Global cybersecurity incidents, such as the Microsoft Exchange Server security breach, have shown that the impact tech MNCs have on cybersecurity is non-trivial. Neither governments nor the tech MNCs have all the answers to cybersecurity issues. Instead, better government-tech MNCs cooperation on cybersecurity issues is needed.
This session will explore the opportunities, benefits, dilemmas, and trade-offs in the engagements between governments and tech MNCs on cybersecurity risk management. The panellists will speak about how governments and tech MNCs can address existing gaps in cybersecurity cooperation between both sides and progress towards a trusting two-way relationship.
|Ms Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
|Mr Brandon Wales
Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), United States of America
|Mr Peter Moore
||Regional Managing Director
for Asia Pacific Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
|Dr Lu Chuanying
Centre for American Studies, Institute for Global Governance Studies
|Ms Jane Lo