The Cybersecurity Forum "International Collaboration for a Safer World" was organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH) in Manila, Philippines on January 26, 2016, as one of the co located events of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) meetings. The forum aimed to gather Asian and European researchers and ICT policy makers to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences on cybersecurity initiatives in various countries. Around 100 participants took part in the event coming from the South East Asian regions including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. While countries from Europe, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, and also United Kingdom participated in the said activity.

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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

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