Princeton, NJ, September 24, 2012 — NIKSUN® Inc., the world leader in real-time and forensics-based cybersecurity and network monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce that NIKSUN's World Wide Security & Mobility Conference (WWSMC) will be held in Taiwan and Japan this week.
Modeled after the successful Summer 2011 NIKSUN WWSMC in Princeton, New Jersey WWSMC has had several successful events in Princeton, Denmark, and India. NIKSUN WWSMC now comes to Japan and Taiwan to involve and feature keynote addresses from prominent researchers and leaders from industry, government, and academia, as well as expert panel discussions and case studies with participants from all over the world.
NIKSUN’s WWSMC Taiwan and Japan conference is a timely event, given the recent news in both countries. On September 7, 2012 a Japanese military panel ruled to define cyberspace as "a 'territory' where various activities such as information gathering, attack, and defence occur, on the same way as land, sea, air and space."
“While careful to state that online attacks should be considered on a case-by-case basis, the panel made clear Japan's right to respond to hostile attacks against its infrastructure,” reported Jay Alabaster with CIO. “It called for a new cyber-military group that would exist separately from the country's existing ground, sea and air forces.”
Also this month, the Taiwanese government announced its plans to increase spend on cybersecurity defense tactics by expanding its Communication Electronics and Information Bureau (CEIB) and creating a facility designed to simulate cyberwarfare.
According to the Taipei Times on September 3, 2012, the country's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said there has been increasing numbers of cyberattacks targeting it which can be traced back to China. Taiwan’s MND believes this will continue as China's defense strategy emphasizes on superiority in cyberwarfare and its capability to launch countermeasures against a stronger enemy, the article added.
“In the International arena, both Taiwanese and Japanese governments are battling with escalating threats to not only their own national security, but that of the entire world,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi, NIKSUN Founder, Chairman, and CEO. “NIKSUN’s WWSMC in Taipei and Tokyo this week promises to be a catalyst that will vastly improve their focus and efforts, to the benefit of all.”
For more information, visit NIKSUN's website at www.niksun.com
About NIKSUN’s WWSMC
Cybersecurity and Mobility challenges continue to create daily headlines and impact the way people connect and communicate. In response, the NIKSUN World Wide Security & Mobility Conference (WWSMC) brings together global technical leaders from industry, government and academia to foster an interactive and informative learning experience, ultimately solving the unique security problems facing nations today.