[Pangyo Tech] President Yoon visits Pangyo Information Protection Cluster

President Yoon Suk-yeol strongly expressed his government’s commitment to strengthen cyber security and raise the pride of workers in the field of personal information protection on the 13th.

President Yoon, who attended the 11th Information Protection Day ceremony held at Pangyo Information Protection Cluster, stressed that cybersecurity is key to national security and explained the government’s policy direction to strengthen cybersecurity in South Korea.

Regarding responding to the global rise in cyber security threats, President Yoon said, “We will strengthen the cybersecurity response system in which the private and public sectors closely cooperate and establish a comprehensive information sharing analysis system between the private and public so that we can efficiently prevent and respond to cyber security threats.”

He added, ” We will advance cyber military strength and technology to respond to a landscape in which wars tend to turn into hybrid warfare and strengthen cyber warfare capabilities by establishing ‘cyber Talpiot’, which links military service to employment and start-ups after discharge, and ‘cyber reserve forces for cyber warfare’ to unite public and private sectors’ capabilities in the state of national emergency.”

“We will expand the cyber security courses offered by universities and graduate schools (to solve the shortage of talented cybersecurity professionals), cultivate 100,000 experts through the development of elite developer personnel and white hacker growth system, and foster cyber security technology as a strategic industry,” he stressed.

Finally, he said, “We will quickly join the Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Budapest Convention, and actively take part in international cooperation to fight cybercrime and establish cyber norms, which is the government’s will.”

At the ceremony, President Yoon awarded four people who have contributed to the development of information protection in South Korea the Nokjo Geun Jeong Medal, Industrial Service Medal, National Medal, and Presidential Commendation.

Professor Lee Ki-hyuk of Chung-Ang University, who contributed to the introduction of mobile identification from digital ID research for digital government services to the introduction of mobile driver’s licenses, won the Nokjo Geun-jeong Medal, the highest honor.
Ahn Soon-hong, CEO of Hanwha Techwin, received Industrial Service Medal for his contribution to the development of the video surveillance industry, Lim Gil-hwan, head of the Information Security Department of Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., awarded National Medal for preparing a cyber defense system for important national facilities, and Kim Jin-man, team leader of Korea Internet & Security Agency, received Presidential Commendation for his contribution to improving the competitiveness of national information protection.

Pangyo Information Protection Cluster, where the event was held, is an iconic place to support the cooperation and growth of start-ups and human resources on information protection with infrastructure such as a real-life cyber training center, cyber education center, information protection start-up development space, and IoT test bed.

Source: Pangyo Techno Valley Official Newsroom

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