The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning announced on March 6 that vice minister Choi Jae-yu had a meeting with Dr. Reginald Brothers, under secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, on March 3 for a closer bilateral cooperation in the field of cyber security.
Specifically, Korea and the United States agreed on a closer cooperation for the joint development of cyber security technology, sharing of information on cyber threats and policy coordination in the field.
To this end, the cyber emergency response teams (CERTs) of both countries are to further develop their information sharing system so that they can better cope with fast-evolving cyber threats in advance.
The vice minister visited the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) on March 2 in order to benchmark the cyber threat response system of the United States and discuss how to better work with it. The NCCIC is a U.S. agency that is in charge of the monitoring and control of cyber security situations in the United States. The vice minister and the under secretary also agreed to hold regular ministerial meetings in the interest of policy coordination and working-level cooperation for a joint response to cyber emergencies.