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    Safeguarding a shared digital future

    Threats which start out in the digital domain can impact events in the physical world. There are no borders in the digital domain, thus international cooperation is imperative to build a framework that safeguards cyberspace and promote confidence and trust.

    This was said by Minister of Transport and Infocommunications, who is also the Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity, Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha.

    The digital domain has become an important part of everyday lives, making threats more serious and challenging, the minister added.

    He made these remarks in one of the ministerial round tables on ‘Safeguarding a Shared Digital Future’ at the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2022 and the 7th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (7th AMCC) at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore from October 18 to 20.

    The minister said that the COVID-19 pandemic had given plenty of lessons as it accelerated digitalisation.

    Among the lessons were to leave no person behind, to ensure a safe cyberspace and the need for new rules for a more digital world.

    Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha in a group photo with the Brunei delegation. PHOTO: MTIC

    The 7th AMCC is an annual ministerial-level dialogue for ASEAN ICT and cybersecurity ministers to discuss key cybersecurity issues in the region.

    During the 7th AMCC, Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary welcomed the growing and strengthening of regional collaboration in cybersecurity as the enabler to innovation, progress and sustainability.

    The minister reiterated the need to build capacity to strategise and enhance the cybersecurity ecosystem as well as to be both cyber ready and resilient.

    The 7th AMCC also focussed on the progress of the establishment of ASEAN Regional Computer Emergency Response Team as a means of raising cybersecurity capabilities.

    The meeting also reaffirmed the recognition the importance of a safe, stable and resilient cyberspace as a key enabler of ASEAN’s digital economy.

    The minister also observed and supported students from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) participating in the Singapore Cyber Conquest (SCC) on the sidelines of SICW 2022.

    SCC is a fixture of the SICW calendar where ASEAN higher learning institutes are invited.

    Also joining the SICW 2022 and 7th AMCC were Interim Commissioner of Cyber Security Brunei (CSB) Shamsul Bahri bin Haji Kamis, along with senior officials from the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications.

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