KU CCSP holds a debate
Under the theme of the future of national cyber security policy in the era of the fourth industrial revolution and the cyber crisis, the group proposes core tasks and improvement measures in national cyber security policy for the incoming government.
The Korea University Center for Cyber Security Policy (Head: Prof. Lim Jong In) hosted a panel discussion under the theme: “Future of National Cyber Security Policy in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Cyber Crisis.” The debate was held at the International Conference Hall on the 20th floor of Korea Press Center on March 23, at 2:00pm.
The event was attended by more than 100 cyber security professionals and related policy researchers from the private and public sectors, including the military.
The session was sponsored by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (President: Keeseung Baik), the Korea Information Security Industry Association (Chairman: Hong Gi Yung), the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology (Chairman: Won Dong-ho), and the Korea Association of Chief Information Security Officers (Chairman: Lim Jong In), which are leading Korean information and security institutions representing the public and private sectors, as well as industrial and academic areas. Prof. Lim, head of the KU CCSP, proposed cyber security policy tasks and innovative measures that the incoming administration needs to address in the era of the fourth industrial revolution and cyber crisis based on the research findings of the center and opinions of experts from each field.
During the session, Prof. Kwon Hun-Yeong from the KU CCSP delivered a presentation titled “The Global Cyber Security Policy Trends in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” highlighting the significance and principles of cyber security policy, gave an analysis of recent trends in cyber security policies across major developed countries, and entailed implications for the directions of our cyber security policy.
His presentation was followed by Prof. Lim’s titled “The Core Tasks and Improvement Measures of National Cyber Security Policy for the Next Administration” with detailed suggestions. In particular, Prof. Lim’s proposal included six basic principles, six goals, seven components, and 14 key strategies for the policy while rendering several requirements and 12 questions for presidential candidates.
After his presentation, a debate session on the next government’s cyber security policy ensued and was presided over by Prof. Won-Woo Lee from the Law School of Seoul National University with panels of Prof. Wha Sun Jho from the Department of Political Science and International Studies of Yonsei University, Prof. Kwon Hun-Yeong of the Graduate School of Information Security of Korea University, Executive Secretary Choi So-young of the Korea Association of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), and Gang Yong-seok, division head of SK Infosec.
The panelists presented requirements of cyber security for the incoming government from the perspectives of the academia, business and security industries. Prof. Wha Sun Jho from Yonsei University pointed out, “Korea needs to shift its focus of cyber security policy from local governance issues towards macro-political landscape issues such as international order.” He added, “Korea needs to more actively engage in the discussions on setting global cyber security norms.”
Choi So-young, Executive Secretary of the Korea Association of CISO, stressed, “As the fourth industrial revolution poses both opportunities and threats to us at the same time, and the Internet of Things without guaranteeing security is nothing more than a ticking bomb, we need to establish national security measures.”
Gang Yong-seok, division head of SK Infosec, claimed, “From the perspective of the cyber security industry, voluntary cooperation based on opening, sharing, and transparency is essential to enhancing the capacity of the industry, and the cooperation should be driven by the private-sector, not the public-sector.”
Prof. Lim, President of KU CCSP, reiterated, “This session is quite significant in that amidst growing diverse cyber security threats witnessed in our society, the academia and related experts, not political communities, take initiative in presenting the directions of national cyber security policy for the next government and catalyzing social discussions.” He also added, “We will continue to work together with various experts and organizations to complete a national cyber security policy proposal for the next government. We are also committed consulting presidential candidates with their cyber security pledges and evaluation and offering advisory services to the next government on their cyber security strategies.”
※ The KU Center for Cyber Security Policy (CCSP) was founded on June 11, 2016 with the vision of establishing itself “as a leading global Cyber security think-tank.” Prof. Lim Jong In, former presidential special security advisor and former chairman of the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology, as well as other policy-related professors from the Graduate School of Information Security of Korea University, a leading information and security educational institution, took initiative in creating the center.