ASEAN, the common refrain goes, moves slowly, especially on sensitive issues that touch on sovereignty and security, where the pace of consensus-forming adjusts to fit the comfort level of the most hesitant member state.
Six years ago, in 2013, we managed to reach agreement on establishing a direct line of communication between Russia and the US in the event of cyber incidents.
Israel launches a cyber hotline to enable businesses report suspected hacking.
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 recent announcement at the Singapore International Cyber Week 2018 (SICW 2018) that the Republic would propose a mechanism to enhance Asean cyber coordination highlights the group’s willingness to chart a way forward on rules for state behaviour in cyberspace.
State-actors are likely behind Singapore’s biggest ever cyber attack to date.
Representatives from government and NGOs discuss online sexual exploitation of minors.