Perspectives

UK-Asia Tech Powerhouse Conference

Ria Thomas spoke on the panel "Cybersecurity and UK-Asia collaboration" on Wednesday 12th June.

With the threat of a cyber-attack and the level of disruption it could cause increasing as businesses and society become increasingly tech-embedded, international cooperation is needed to combat a threat that does not discriminate by border or by sector. Asia is particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, having a high take-up rate of technology and low cyber security capability. Issues at the forefront of regulation, such as privacy and data flows, complicate the matter further. 

The UK and Asia are well-placed to collaborate on this critical issue, given their growing tech links and the increasing export of cyber security services from the UK, a global leader in the sector. They lead the race to eradicate some of the most damaging cyber security threats facing businesses and to better protect consumers.

This panel discussed the benefit of cyber-security collaboration across the two sides at the forefront of technological innovation and explore how UK and Asian businesses can be involved.

Panellists:

Natalie Black, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Asia Pacific, UK Department for International Trade

Ioan Peters, Associate Managing Director, Cyber Risk, Kroll

Please see full details of the whole programme here.


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