This seminar will discuss cybercrime and cybersecurity issues in the Indo-Pacific region. It will firstly outline cybercrime and cybersecurity trends in the region, especially in Australia and in the ASEAN countries and then discuss challenges that governments are facing in dealing with these issues. Research has shown that developing countries in ASEAN, such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar, are now becoming hubs of cybercrime targeting the region. Developed countries such as Australia are now putting resources in building resilience, cyber capacity and cyber security awareness in the region. Using an Australian Government funded cyber capacity building project as a case study, this seminar will discuss issues relating to cyber capacity building in the region and provide suggestions to improve security.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Lennon Chang is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University. He is the Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society which he co-founded in 2012. He is also the founder of Cyberbaykin: Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness campaign. He is currently holder of a Taiwan’s MOFA Fellowship program.
Dr. Chang is interested in researching crime and governance of cyberspace – cybercrime, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare. He is particularly interested in the regulation and governance of cyberspace in the Asia-Pacific region. His research is highly topical and he has been invited by the governments of Canada, Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong to discuss his research findings with senior national security, foreign policy and policing staff.
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.