NEC announced that it will be providing cyberattack defence training for officials from governmental cyberdefence institutions in six Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
The countries are Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam, according to a press statement by NEC on 17 February 2017. The first round of training is scheduled from 20 February to 3 March 2017.
The defence training will take place in Japan over a three-year period. It aims to improve incident response, including the early discovery and detection of damage, as well as the implementation of countermeasures to targeted cyberattacks on ASEAN countries.
Training sessions feature lectures on the latest threats and security measures. There will also be drills similar to the Cyber Defence Exercise with Recurrence (CYDER), which are practical cyberattack defence drills that have been conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan since 2013.
These drills will be carried out in environments that simulate targeted attacks on governmental organisations. This provides opportunities for learning how to address cyberattacks through actual experience with a series of incident-handling processes.
In addition, there will be tours to cybersecurity-related facilities in Japan. These tour programmes will be conducted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST).
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