Cybersecurity is increasingly important when it comes to critical infrastructure such as power plants, electricity grids, communication networks, and cloud systems. Potential vulnerabilities pose substantial risks to the effectiveness and efficiency of such critical infrastructure, and directly impact the functioning of states, economies, and societies.
The Republic of Korea has experience developing and implementing cyber-resilience for its critical infrastructure. Over the last three decades, Korea has developed comprehensive cybersecurity policies and regulations, as well as developed the resilience of its institutions and built relevant skills to prevent and protect the country’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.
Join the webinar to hear about Korea's current practices and challenges when strengthening cybersecurity capabilities and resilience of critical infrastructure and building trust in the digital society. It will shed light on the following questions:
- What are the policy options available to developing countries seeking to improve the cybersecurity environment for critical infrastructure? What kind of security guidelines can be placed at the initial phase of establishing cyber capabilities?
- What tools (e.g., security assessments, evaluation standards, guidelines and certifications) are required to support the cybersecurity environment? How is Korea developing the technical and institutional capabilities within the government to respond to emerging security threats triggered by disruptive technology?
- What kind of risks are associated with the critical infrastructures in different sectors (electricity, communications, etc.)? What are the operational models and current practices of managing cyber risks in critical infrastructure?
- Which good practices implemented in Korea can help developing countries effectively manage cyber risks?
The World Bank Group Korea Office and the World Bank Digital Development Global Practice are hosting this webinar series on harnessing technologies for helping countries accelerate their digital transformation.