Cybersecurity is a quickly evolving issue, and the Asia-Pacific region is an epicenter for wide-ranging and emerging threats. This panel of experts covered a lot of ground in explaining the fundamental vulnerabilities, and the nascent technologies which presents both concerns as well as advantages. They also addressed some of the strengths and weaknesses of various players including state-sponsored security, the dark web, and the kudo-driven culture of hacking among the youth. Finally, the panel received questions about blockchain, quantum computing, cryptocurrencies, and the importance of promoting cyber security career pathways for bright minds in colleges, high schools and even middle schools.
The evening started with the 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. reception that featured a light meal, drinks, and excellent conversation. At 6:30 p.m, guests gathered for this YCAPS-JUMP Seminar in Yokosuka’s Honcho Community Center near the U.S. Navy Base’s main gate.
Mr. Michael Johnson, Far East Cyber Security Director, U.S. Naval Facilities Command Cyber Security Director for Yokosuka, Atsugi, Misawa, and Okinawa Japan, along with Singapore, Korea, and Diego Garcia.
Special Agent Brandy Phillips, Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Others experts to be announced.
Cost: Free of charge.
Location: Honcho Community Center in Yokosuka (Sogo Fukushi Kaikan Hall). The hall is located between the main gate of the U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka and the Shopper’s Plaza and is a few minutes’ walk to Shiori, JR Yokosuka, and Yokosuka Chuo train stations.
Co-sponsored by JUMP and Temple University’s Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies.
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