Cybersecurity in the Asia-Pacific

Where does it stand? Where is it headed?

The world’s most populous states. Some of the fastest growing economies. Some of the most likely companies to be hacked.

All of the above belong to the Asia-Pacific. The region has a greater share of the global economy than any other—and is poised to face some of the greatest cybersecurity challenges. But the Asia-Pacific is many nation-states, not one, and they are divided in both capacity and approach to how to prepare its businesses today for the cyber challenges of tomorrow.

On September 27, Dr. Tobias Feakin, Director of National Security Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, will present the findings of the newly released report "2016 Asia-Pacific Cyber Maturity Metrics." The report examines where each nation in the region stands in cybersecurity based on indicators that range from business engagement to military use.

He will be joined by experts on Asia-Pacific and cybersecurity alike. Together, they will   explore some of the ways in which regional players are choosing to invest in the digital economy in the age of cybersecurity—and what it means for global affairs and U.S. relations.

Breakfast will be provided.


Tobias Feakin
Director of National Security Programs, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Ryan Gillis
Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks

Denise Zheng
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and  International Studies


Peter W. Singer
Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America