A government delegation from Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency and Fiscal Policy Research Institute undertook a two-day visit to UCL STEaPP in April 2019, organised by Dr Kruakae Pothong. On day one, the ECSEPA team showcased their work alongside other research projects and public engagement activities from members of DTPL, PIU and RISCS.
The cybersecurity evidence portion of the ECSEPA main project was firstly introduced, followed by a live demonstration of the ‘ECSEPA Map of the UK Cyber Security Policymaking Landscape.’ During the talks, the ECSEPA team explained the project design and theoretical premise behind the Mapping Exercise to illustrate how the governance of UK cybersecurity policy has evolved in recent years. The series of mapping validation meetings and workshops conducted so far with central government departments were also highlighted to reflect the research impact that the mapping tool has had on the policy community.
The Thai delegation was subsequently invited to participate in a RISCS Community Meeting event on day two of their visit, centred on the themes of cyber liability and cyber insurance. The delegates took part in a workshop with table-top scenario-based exercises designed to elicit perspectives on a collection of fictitious IoT-related hybrid cyber incidents that escalated aboard a cruise-liner.