Author: Nicholas Swaya

SOUTHEAST ASIA: BLACK HAT CONFERENCE UNVEILS MORE EFFORT IN TACKLING THE CYBERSECURITY THREAT

NICOLAS SWAYA WRITES — A new type of war is raging across the globe, and the potential aftermath could be devastating. Both cyberwarfare and cybersecurity are becoming increasingly important in our world. Countries are learning how to best cope with the cyber threat, some just coming to understand just how dangerous it can be. Southeast Asia has been progressing slower than other global regions. Black Hat, Southeast Asia’s top security conference, was held this March and some of the outcomes were alarming. Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed at the conference believed that a critical cyber-attack would affect multiple...

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INDONESIA: TOO FAR BEHIND TECH-WISE TO EVER GET AHEAD?

NICOLAS SWAYA WRITES – Investing in technology is not a new concept for much of the public; we in the West especially take this for granted. But in many parts of the world, such as Indonesia, investing in technology is foreign and uncommon. According to Deloitte, fewer than 1 in 10 small businesses in Indonesia reported having advanced online capabilities; and 73% reported that they were either totally offline or had very basic online capabilities at best.. The effects of advanced technology on small businesses and the countries they reside in are massive. If Indonesia were to fully integrate...

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SOUTH KOREA: THE CRYPTIC FUTURE FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY

NICOLAS SWAYA WRITES – Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon over the last two years, the price of bitcoin skyrocketing 1100% in the last year alone. It has been called the greatest transfer of wealth in human history, and people are quickly taking notice. While cryptocurrency originally attracted the attention of small investors seeking to get rich quick, it is now in the international spotlight, garnering attention from governments worldwide. The market for these currencies is unregulated and relatively small, meaning that it is extremely volatile and susceptible to market manipulation. Currently, South Korea holds the...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the influential Pacific Century Institute.

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