Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Minister Clark to speak at Singapore International Cyber Week

Digital Economy and Communications Minister, David Clark will travel to Singapore on Monday to attend International Cyber Week, where he will host a session on regional cyber security.

Singapore International Cyber Week runs from 18 – 20 October and is one of the biggest events on the international cyber security calendar. It is an opportunity for New Zealand to engage with a range of regional and international partners during a time of geopolitical volatility.

“Singapore is an established leader in the field of cyber security, both in the Indo-Pacific region and globally,” Minister Clark said.

“I am looking forward to this opportunity to engage with my Singaporean and ASEAN counterparts, to strengthen our cooperation and to demonstrate New Zealand’s support for their important cyber security efforts.”

This year’s theme is ‘Digital Security: A Shared Responsibility’, with participants set to explore ways to strengthen collaboration between countries, and address the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape.

“Singapore International Cyber Week is convening at an important time, when increasingly different views of appropriate state behaviour in cyber space have created an uncertain and volatile cyber landscape,” said Mr Clark.

“Russia’s ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine and deployment of malicious information campaigns have elevated tensions further and increased the need for open dialogue and responsible governance.

“Finding common ground between states and establishing trusted partnerships with industry has never been more critical for the future of cyberspace,” he said.

As New Zealand is an ASEAN Dialogue Partner, Minister Clark has been invited to attend and speak at a Special Session with ASEAN Ministers on regional cyber security.

He will also meet with a range of Ministerial counterparts and industry representatives.

He will return to New Zealand on Friday, 21 October.

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