All 10 Asean members concur on the need for a formal cybersecurity mechanism to facilitate coordination efforts across the region, outlining cyber diplomacy, policy, and operational issues.
Singapore has been tasked with creating the proposal for the framework, which then will be tabled for the Asean leaders for consideration, according to statement released by Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore (CSA). The move emerged from the third Asean Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity, held in conjunction with the Singapore International Cyber Week this week.
The Asean members concurred that a formal framework was necessary to decide on inter-related issues and recommended the mechanism be flexible and take into consideration various factors, such as economic conditions.
By Eileen Yu
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