CybersecNatLab at the Webinar: Malaysia-Italy cooperation on cybersecurity, on Tuesday 13 April 2021

CybersecNatLab at the Webinar: Malaysia-Italy cooperation on cybersecurity, on Tuesday 13 April 2021

Italy was granted in 2020 the status of Development Partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and is looking forward to establishing closer cooperation with all countries of the Region and promoting new opportunities for business. In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) would like to organize with Malaysia a thematic Webinar with the goal to enhance our bilateral relationship on cybersecurity technologies, by emphasizing their growing role in selected fields of common interest.

The Webinar is structured in three presentation panels

  • Panel 1 Italian cyber opportunities: from academia to cutting-edge industries” will introduce the debate by focusing on the role of academia, research, and innovation as fundamental pillars for a reliable cyberspace. The panel provides information on how Universities and research centres, involved in the development of cybersecurity technologies, interact with public institutions and private companies to ensure the development of new capabilities. In particular, the Cybersecurity National Laboratory of the Italian Inter-University Consortium for Informatics-CINI will highlight how Italy develops the training of young talents, stimulating their interest in IT security issues, with the aim of expanding the national ‘cyber-defender’ community, intercept new talents, and create new career paths.
  • Panel 2 Cyber defence for naval assets” deals with the specific topic of maritime cybersecurity, which is becoming a key issue in an increasingly interconnected world, requiring appropriate solutions to help marine and offshore operators as well as shipyards, ports and terminals authorities assess and control cyber risks.
  • Panel 3 Cyber security for critical infrastructures” will detail the protection of data and networks in respect to telecommunications, energy and critical infrastructures, since a vulnerability in the defences of the State in these sectors can affect the security of all vital branches of the civil society.

The participation of leading Italian companies in the specific sectors of Panels 2 and 3, as well as in the following B2Bs, will elucidate activities and cybersecurity strategies, providing a complete ecosystem of integrated tools and applications to face complex cyber threats and attacks against information and operational systems. Italian companies are, in fact, end- users of sophisticated solutions for cyber-protection, and at the same time, producers and exporters of advanced technologies, which position Italy among the most important players in the world cyber market.

The event will last approximately 1.30 h and will be broadcasted by the Italian Trade Agency Fiera Smart365 virtual platform. Virtual B2B meetings will follow and will be available for two weeks after the Webinar.