Innotech, DHI has initiated a webinar series with the aim to enhance national knowledge and expand network with global experts. The webinars in this series will keep technology as the core concept. DHI’s first webinar series was coordinated with Department of Information Technology & Telecommunication and Ministry of Information and Communication. The objective of the webinar titled “Cybersecurity and Technologies – Past, Present, and Post Quantum” was to advance an ecosystem of cybersecurity and technology in Bhutan. Cybersecurity is one of the thematic areas that InnoTech has strategized to study in finding a technology pathway for Bhutan. Thus, the discussions from the webinar will aid the development of a national strategic white paper on cybersecurity.
The three-hour webinar presented the core concepts of cybersecurity and its impacts on society building. The discussions revolved around fundamental technologies poised to radically change the landscape and definition of cybersecurity. Further, the guest speakers brainstormed ideas on grassroot capacity development. Such ideas can potentially map Bhutan’s ecosystem on cybersecurity technology development. Additionally, there was a focused discussion on how cybersecurity could contribute to development in education, human resource, research and development, policy, and business. Drawing from the webinar, Innotech will develop a detailed strategy white paper on cybersecurity and a Bhutanese technology pathway.