Cyber security experts head for Seoul

03 October 2013

Academics from the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School will be taking part in a key international conference this month.

Professors Sadie Creese, Ivan Arreguín-Toft, Marco Gercke and David Upton will be participating in the Seoul Conference on Cyberspace on 17-18 October. This will bring together around 900 delegates from 90 countries, including ministers and other high-level participants from governments, regional and global organisations and the private sector.

Professor Creese says she is looking forward to introducing the new centre to a global audience. “We are aiming to understand what works and what doesn’t in terms of capacity building, in order to make sure cyberspace can be better protected. It’s therefore very important for us to engage with a wide range of international partners, and policy-makers worldwide will be able to benefit from our research."

The Seoul conference follows on from events held in London and Budapest, and has a central theme of ‘Global Prosperity through an Open and Secure Cyberspace - Opportunities, Threats and Cooperation’. Professor Creese will be speaking on the panel discussion on capacity building, one of the main conference agenda items, along with economic growth and development; social and cultural benefits; cyber security; international security and cyber crime.

Sadie Creese and Michael Goldsmith also travelled to pre-workshops in Seoul and Washington DC last month, specifically focused on capacity building.