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Cyber Security Forum Held in Wuzhen
   2015-12-17 09:32:57    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Luo Bin

Internet tycoons attend the 2nd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province. [Photo: CFP]

Nearly 100 security experts and government officials have attended a Cyber Security Forum at the sideline of the World Internet Conference.

Our reporter Luo Bin has more.


"You think smart phones are a big thing, and impact society and governance? You haven't seen anything yet!"

This comment is from Bruce McConnell, Senior Vice President at Eastwest Institute, at the Cyber Security forum in WuZhen.

In his eyes, the future of internet is full of opportunities.

"What i am talking about here is the smart connected devices. It's big part of President Xi's Internet Plus satragtage in which every piece of modern life will be part of the internet of things. Smart city, smart Wu Zhen, smart manufacturing, hospital optimization where patients are treated by systemed machines, driver-less vehicles, so it's many opportunities here. "

However, as Fang Binxing with the Chinese Academy of Engineering explains, there are risks that come with opportunities and new technologies.

"Take big data as an example. It is quite easy to get internet users' data, if you can combine the data from different channels. for example, if you combine the data publicized online by the US, the complaint messages from Walmart, and Facebook information, you will be able to determine that a specific user is American, 62 years old, and a widow. This is the security issue brought by big data."

Cyber security is one of the most important issues at the World Internet Summit or WIC. As Chinese President Xi Jinping mentioned in his speech at the opening ceremony, cyber surveillance, cyber attacks and cyber terrorism have become a global scourge.

Paik Ji-ah, South Korea's Ambassador for International Security Affairs says a better effort is needed to guard security in cyberspace.

"We should first of all establish more effective and stronger partnership responding to cyber attacks and crimes. We should continue to make efforts to develop a global consensus of norms rules and principal. Thirdly, transparent and stabilize measures can improve cyber security by reducing the risk of escalation. "

Experts say in terms of cooperation on cyber security, it is critical that every state steps up its effort on the regional, bilateral, and international levels.

For CRI, I am Luo Bin.



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