On October 6th, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association co-hosted a Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) virtual seminar with the theme of Combatting Cybercrime through International Law Enforcement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Taiwan), the National Police Agency and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and Chief Representative, Hiroyasu Izumi gave a speech at the opening ceremony.
Cyberspace is becoming indispensable to global socio-economic activities but cybercrime is being perpetrated all over the world. In order to deal with cybercrime across borders in a suitable manner, it is important to build on the systems and initiatives of other countries and strengthen the capability to deal with cybercrime in each country.
At this virtual seminar, experts from Japan, the US and Taiwan shared their knowledge.
The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association will continue to cooperate in order to further the development of GCTF.
The speech from Chief Representative Izumi follows.
Minister, Mr. Xu,
Deputy Minister, Mr. Zeng,
Director General, Mr. Chen,
AIT, Deputy Director, Mr. Cornforth,
Distinguished guests from various countries online,
It is a great pleasure for me to co-host today’s GCTF Virtual Conference on “Combating Cybercrime.”
As cyberspace has transformed into an important place for transborder socio-economic activities, and the Internet has become an indispensable tool in people's daily lives, different kinds of cybercrime, such as attempts to acquire important information and money, have been occurring all over the world.
Cybercrime has become a serious threat to the security and safety of people's daily lives and even to the sustainable development of international society and the world economy. At the same time, cybercrime is also an important issue that could affect the national security and crisis management of every government. I believe that it is essential for us to strengthen our capability to respond to all kinds of cybercrime.
In order to properly deal with the threat of cross-border cybercrime and to ensure cybersecurity, we should implement strict crackdowns and enhance preventive measures. To do so, I believe that it is also meaningful to deepen the understanding of systems and efforts by other participants through today’s virtual conference.
I hope today’s conference will be productive for all participants and will yield another important step towards the prevention of cybercrime.
The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association will continue to cooperate and work towards the further development of this GCTF scheme, which plays a major role as an important platform for sharing knowledge and experience in various fields.
Finally, let me express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to you all for your efforts and commitment in organizing today’s conference.
Thank you very much.