US and South Korea to work more closely on cyber security enhancements

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By Larry Banks

South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced at the weekend that vice minister Choi Jae-Yu had met with Dr. Reginald Brothers, the under-secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security recently to forge closer cooperation in the field of cyber security.

South Korea and the United States came to an agreement on closer cooperation for joint development of cyber security technology, sharing information on cyber threats, as well as policy coordination in the field.

The cyber emergency response teams (CERTs) of both countries plan to developer their information sharing systems to better cope with fast evolving cyber threats in future.

The Korean vice minister visited the United States’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) on March 2nd to benchmark a cyber threat response system in the US and discuss how to work with it. The NCCIC is a US agency in charge of monitoring and controlling cyber security situations. The vice minister and under secretary also agreed to hold regular meetings in the interest of policy coordination for joint responses to cyber emergencies.


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