The needs to protect core technologies, information systems, and etc. of SMEs and MSMEs including startups, businesses led by women and young entrepreneurs from illegal infringement accidents are rapidly growing in the 4th Industrial Revolution and digital transformation era. Therefore, it is highly recommended for the companies in APEC region to improve their cyber security protection capabilities in order to secure core technology information and enhance its competitiveness.
In this context, Republic of Korea proposes to hold ‘2020 APEC SME Cyber Security Forum’ in 2020 to discuss the current status of SMES, opportunities and challenges from the Internet and digital economy in APEC region and share useful knowledge of the latest trends of cyber security protection technology in order to make a safe and sound business ecosystem thrive in the region.
The forum consists of lectures of experts, best practices of leading companies, discussion session, and field visit. It will be a good opportunities for all the participants of the forum such as experts, entrepreneurs, SMEWG, and academia to learn how to enhance their cyber security protection capabilities of SMEs in the APEC member economies.