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Cambodia pledges cooperation in push for inclusive cyberspace

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The 6th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC) and Singapore International Cyber Week 2021 (SICW) held via video conference on October 6. SUPPLIED

Cambodia pledges cooperation in push for inclusive cyberspace

Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth said Cambodia is ready to join with ASEAN member states toward a safe and inclusive cyberspace.

Vandeth made the remarks while attending the 6th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC) and Singapore International Cyber Week 2021 (SICW) held via video conference on October 6, the ministry said in a press statement.

“Minister [Vandeth] reaffirmed Cambodia’s commitment to collaborate with ASEAN member states toward an open, inclusive, safe, and secure cyberspace,” it said.

According the statement, the 6th AMCC and SICW 2021 were held under the theme “Living with Covid-19 – Reimagining digital security risks and opportunities”, to exchange best practices and strengthen regional cooperation on building a secure and resilient cyberspace.

Vandeth also discussed the recent adoption of the Policy Framework on Digital Economy and Society Framework 2021-2035 by the Cambodian government.

“The minister stated that the policy vision is to develop a vibrant digital economy and society with the Digital Security Committee at the core to protect consumers, respond to risks, threats and attacks, and maintain national security,” the statement said.

Vandeth stressed several areas of cooperation including strengthening and improving cyber capability through capacity building, cyber exercise and cyber-drill, and increasing collaboration in sharing information on cyber threats.

He also said Cambodia is committed to cooperation in harmonising the Critical Information Infrastructure standards and regulations, and developing a framework for data governance, data classification, and cross-border data flow.

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