Eleven people honored with various prizes for their roles in information security at the Information Security Day anniversary ceremony
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), the Ministry of Security and Public Administration (MSPA), and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) jointly sponsored a ceremony to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Information Security Day at the Seoul Jamsil Lotte Hotel on July 9.
Roughly 1,500 people from the information security industry were on hand at the anniversary event. Among those present at the event were MSIP Minister Choi Mun-kee and MSPA Vice Minister Park Kyung-kook.
Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Choi Moon-kee poses with prize winners who have contributed to the development of the Korean information security industry and the spreading of awareness toward information security at the Information Security Day anniversary event at the Seoul Jamsil Lotte Hotel on July 9.(photo: MSIP)
President Park Geun-hye said in a video message to the event, “The government will spearhead information security to make public lives safer, and irrational systems will be revamped through closer cooperation among industry, university and research institute circles to nurture the information security industry into a new growth engine.”
Eleven people, including Prof. Won Dong-ho of Sungkyunkwan University, were presented with various prizes in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Korean information security industry and the spreading of awareness toward information security. Prof. Won was honored with the Order of Service Merit, Red Stripes, while President Cho Kyu-gon of Fasoo.com was awarded a government medal.
A job fair, a side event of the anniversary event, took place with 30 information security companies and 800 job-seekers majoring in information security at universities and graduate schools across the nations were in attendance. The participating firms included Nics Tech, Mark Any, Soft Forum, Anlap, and Fasoo.com.
Research outcomes on eight task, including the tracking of irregular traffic and response technologies, were presented, and eight information security firms featured their latest technologies and products at an exhibition.
The anniversary event also coincided with the International Information Security Conference titled “Security First.” Korean and foreign information security experts discussed policies on the cyber physical system environment and ways of cooperation at the seminar. Prof. Ahn Moon-suk of Korea University and Ann-Sofie Ronnlund, policy offer for the European Commission, delivered a keynote speech on ways to spread a desirable information security culture, as well as the European Commission’s policies on information security, the current status of R&D activities, and ways of collaboration in the future.
An MSIP official said the Information Security Day anniversary event was designed to promote awareness of information security and help everyone make information security part of their lives. The government will redouble efforts to spur investments into information security to make the cyber world a safe, healthy space, he added.