Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Policy forum “Cybersecurity: Safeguarding the Future for Innovative Financial Inclusion” was held last  August 1 & 2  2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over 130 financial policy makers and regulators from 40 countries attended the forum, co-hosted with Bank Negara Malaysia, this is the first time Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is focusing on the linkages between cybersecurity and financial inclusion in a peer-learning forum.

The policy forum provides an overview of global cybersecurity risks, typologies of cyber events and behaviors, profiles of cyber attackers and victims, particularly within sectors relevant to financial inclusion and in the context of developing countries. The forum was developed in recognition of the linkages between cybersecurity and financial inclusion based on strong AFI member demand. Cybersecurity was highlighted in a recent AFI member survey as one of the three top areas within the realm of new financial technologies where members would like to learn more.