Vice President Jejomar C. Binay flew to Tokyo today to keynote the SecureAsia 2012 cybersecurity conference.


“I consider the Tokyo conference a welcome opportunity to broaden own familiarity with the more complex issues of cybersecurity, and enlarge the network of experts that our government could call on for assistance, in case of need,” he before his departure.


The two-day event, dubbed, “SecureAsia@Tokyo: Meeting the Challenges of a Dynamic Connected Future,” brings together senior representatives from the academe, government and industry to “indentify solutions to the threats organizations face today and to plan for a secure connected future.”


Binay said that cybersecurity is for all countries and not just a concern of developed nations alone.


He cited the recently concluded ASEAN regional forum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which reiterated the need to intensify regional security in the use of information and communication technology.


Binay said the ASEAN forum also recommended the development of strategies to address emerging threats in cyberspace, and the enhancement of cooperation in bringing a culture of cybersecurity.


Meanwhile, the Vice President said that during his brief stay in Tokyo, he expects to meet with high government officials to discuss “ways and means of improving Philippine-Japanese relations, particularly in the area of investments, trade, and culture.”


The Vice President said he also hopes to entice private Japanese investors to the Philippines.


“I am travelling with a small group of private businessmen who will be meeting with prospective Japanese investors and CEOs, whom I shall take a fresh and wider look at their prospects for more meaningful investments in the Philippines,” he said.