Cyber security has emerged as a key agenda for the US -ROK alliance. At the first Korea -US summit on the 21st, the two leaders conducted a wide range of discussions on North Korea’s security issues, economic cooperation issues, and global alliance issues. Cyber security cooperation was dealt with in all three topics. Cyber security has become an issue directly related to national security, and it is reflected in the situation in which it is difficult to respond to cyber hostility and crime without establishing a global cooperation system.
Shortly after his inauguration, President Joe Biden has placed cyber security in the operation of the government’s operation, making it an administrative order on the improvement of national cyber security, and the presidential statement on national cyber security again earlier this year. The Yoon Seok -yeol administration is also expected to prioritize cyber security in order to solidify cyber security cooperation with the United States and to lead the discussion in the international community.
■ The summit of the two countries and the joint statement of cyber security total 12 mentioned
President Yoon Seok -yeol and US President Joe Biden have worked 12 times in a joint statement announced after the Korea -US summit on the 21st. A total of 14 times is 14 times. It is proof that cyber security has emerged as a major agenda at the summit.
In a joint statement published by the government, it is in contrast to the short -term mention, saying, “We decided to expand the regional cooperation related to law enforcement, cyber security, public health, and green recovery.”
In fact, the two leaders discussed the cooperation between the two countries with three main themes, including security issues, economic cooperation issues, and global issues, in the joint statement.
On the theme of North Korea’s threats to security and safety on the Korean Peninsula, President Yoon and Biden said, “South Korea and the United States significantly expand cooperation to cope with various cyber threats from North Korea, including cyber attacks behind the country. I will do it. ” This clearly clarified the same context of cooperation on cyber threats, while developing US strategic assets and reaffirming the pledge to identify additional measures to strengthen deterrence.
In addition, on the subject of strengthening strategic economic and technology partnerships, both leaders presuppose that the future of the ROK -US alliance will be defined by a common effort to respond to the 21st century challenges. · We promised to deepen and expand emerging technology and cyber security cooperation. ”
Subsequently, the keywords that the two countries have to cooperate in cyber spaces have been mentioned in particular, especially in the reunion of the will of a global comprehensive strategic alliance beyond the Korean Peninsula. The two leaders said, “Cyber hostile forces, cyber security of core infrastructure, cyber crime and related money laundering response, virtual currency and blockchain application protection, capacity building, cyber training, information sharing, military authorities and cyber space Including cooperation on other international security issues, we decided to continue to deepen cooperation between regional and international cyber policies. ”
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President Yoon also responded to questions related to the expansion, and stressed that “the two countries decided to strengthen cooperation on asymmetrical capabilities such as cyber threats in North Korea.”
■ The United States that Cyber Security President takes directly… Korea seems to be prioritizing national affairs
Compared to the Joint Statement of the Korea -US summit, two factors seemed to have a major role in the background, which emphasized the cooperation in cyber security.
The first is that cyber security is directly related to national security and international cooperation is essential to cope with cyber threats.
It became clearer that cyber security was directly related to national security as the war against Russia’s Uk Raiza invasion showed a hybrid of hybrids mixed with armed clashes and cyber warfare. Even if it is not an exhibition situation, cyber attacks behind a particular country, targeting major government institutions and core infrastructure, are always occurring. In addition, it is not easy to clean cyber crimes behind the international and state without cooperation between allies.
Secondly, it is reflected that the Biden administration has a high priority in strengthening the national cyber security response capacity in the operation of the government.
Since his inauguration in January last year, President Biden has been dealing with national cyber security policies several times and dealing with the top priority.
In May last year, he announced an ‘EO’ on the National Cyber Security, which aims to strengthen the sharing of threat information between the government and the private sector and establish more powerful cyber security throughout the federal government. The response measures were made after cyber attacks that shaken national security, such as the Solar Wins supply chain attack and the colonial pipe ransomware attack, followed. In the administrative order, President Biden said, “Our administration’s policy is that the prevention, detection, evaluation and correction of cyber thinking are the top priority and essential for state and economic security.”
In March of this year, the president led the sanctions against Russia, which invaded Ukraine, and the president issued a statement on national cyber security as the cyber threats to the US mainland and allies increased. In the statement, President Biden urged the security of the private sector, saying, “Most of the major infrastructures in the United States are owned and operated by the private sector, and the owners and operators of major infrastructure must accelerate their efforts to lock their digital doors.”
Korea also needed to put cyber security on the priority of national tasks. As cyber security emerged as an important cooperation field of the Hanmae alliance, there is a voice that the cyber security policy must be established and implemented more systematically and concentrated in order to lead the assistance and to lead the discussion in the international community.
In the new government’s national affairs, the 101st is included in the ‘National Cyber Security Response Competency’, which is the main contents of the National Cyber Security Commission under the president, but has not yet been followed.
An official in a cyber security sector said, “The United States is enhancing cyber security in the government and the private sector as the Bidea and the administration entered the Bideavor.” I pointed. “Cybo security is connected to the international community, and it is important to build a cyber security cooperation system with allies.”