SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A global partnership for cybersecurity — initiated and led by South Korea with 32 other countries as member nations — was officially launched on Monday, the Seoul government said.
The Cybersecurity Alliance for Mutual Progress (CAMP) held its first general meeting at a Seoul hotel with the participation of dozens of figures from both home and abroad, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said.
The alliance is a global platform committed to ensuring a safer cybersecurity environment and to forge partnerships for mutual prosperity in cybersecurity, the ministry said.
“The most active activity of the CAMP is that South Korea devotes to the shared global growth of new emerging countries and advanced countries,” the ministry’s No. 2 official Choi Jae-you said during the opening ceremony, expressing hope that Seoul will take aggressive initiative in the information security industry.
One of the main goals of the partnership is to share information on cybersecurity issues to track the latest cybersecurity trends and strategic national policies, the ministry said.
Meetings and conferences will be held annually to create an interactive international community among member nations, officials said, so that they can freely discuss and find solutions.
Earlier, South Korea unveiled a five-year master plan, “K-ICT 2020,” aimed at developing the country as a global power in the information security industry. Under the project, the Seoul government will focus on “globalizing” its cybersecurity and other information protection technology.