Mobile security researchers assemble in Okinawa to empower cyber defense

By Dain Oh, The Readable
Dec. 20, 2023 4:58PM GMT+9 Updated Dec. 21, 2023 10:10PM GMT+9

Okinawa, Japan ― MobiSec 2023 ― Academic exchange to advance cybersecurity is taking place in Okinawa, bringing together hundreds of researchers from 11 countries. Emerging issues, such as artificial intelligence and post quantum cryptography, in addition to mobile networks and applications, are included among the topics of the international discussion.

The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Internet Security, or “MobiSec 2023,” welcomed a total of 327 researchers who will take part in the event, both in-person at Novotel Naha Okinawa and online, from December 19 to December 21. During the three-day conference, 70 research papers will be presented along with 48 poster papers designed to promote the idea of sharing among the participants. Additionally, seven research outcomes will be revealed at a workshop.

Jung Souhwan, professor at Soong-sil University who has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at Mobisec 2023, and Goichiro Hanaoka, researcher at Cyber Physical Security Research Center (CPSEC) of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), representing academia from South Korea and Japan, respectively, delivered keynote speeches on December 19. Also, Koji Nakao, distinguished researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), has been chosen to be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s conference.

MobiSec 2023 is hosted by the Korea Institute of Information Security & Cryptology (KIISC) and organized by the KIISC Research Group on the Fifth Generation (5G) Security and Kookmin University’s Cryptography & Information Security Institute.

Ilsun You, professor at Kookmin University and president of the KIISC Research Group on 5G Security. Source: Ilsun You

“Mobile internet technology has changed the world’s way of living for the last two decades while creating new security threats,” said Ilsun You, professor at Kookmin University who chairs the KIISC Research Group on 5G Security. “MobiSec 2023 will encourage international researchers to exchange their ideas in order to address advanced security concerns as well as to investigate new directions in cybersecurity research,” added You.

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Dain Oh is a distinguished journalist based in South Korea, recognized for her exceptional contributions to the field. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Readable, she has demonstrated her expertise in leading media outlets to success. Prior to establishing The Readable, Dain was a journalist for The Electronic Times, a prestigious IT newspaper in Korea. During her tenure, she extensively covered the cybersecurity industry, delivering groundbreaking reports. Her work included exclusive stories, such as the revelation of incident response information sharing by the National Intelligence Service. These accomplishments led to her receiving the Journalist of the Year Award in 2021 by the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology, a well-deserved accolade bestowed upon her through a unanimous decision. Dain has been invited to speak at several global conferences, including the APEC Women in STEM Principles and Actions, which was funded by the U.S. State Department. Additionally, she is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association, further exhibiting her commitment to journalism.