ASEAN DEFENCE COOPERATION PREPARES TO GO ONLINE
Honolulu, Hawaii, Apr 2014. Wikimedia Commons
By Adam Leong Kok Wey
East Asia Forum-Dec 1, 2018
In the face of increasing cyber threats and attacks in some Southeast Asian states, ASEAN formally initiated a cyber security working group in 2016. The formation of this working group was an important step towards regional cooperation in tackling cyber threats. Yet cyber attacks, especially cyber crimes and cyber espionage, continue at an increasing rate. Terrorists’ increasing use of cyber technology to conduct intelligence operations, information warfare and sabotage poses one of the greatest contemporary security risks to ASEAN members.
First published in: East Asia Forum