Dr. Heung Youl Youm is a chairman of ITU-T Study Group 17, Security.
He began participating in ITU-T SG 17 in 2003 and has actively contributed to the work of SG17 as a core member of security experts for more than 13 years. He was an associate Rapporteur of SG 17 Question 10/17 from 2003 to 2004. For the Study Period (2005 – 2008), he served as a Rapporteur of Question 9/17. He was a Vice Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 17 from 2009 to 2016. He was Chairman of Working Party 2 (Application Security) of SG17 for the Study Period (2009–2012) and was Chairman of Working Party 3 (Identity management and cloud computing security) of SG17 for the Study Period (2013–2016). He has been a Project Editor or Co-editor for 19 approved ITU-T Recommendations or agreed Supplements in the area of IPTV security, home network security, authentication protocol, USN security, mobile security, and cybersecurity.
From 1990, he has worked as a professor for the Department of Information Security Engineering of the Soonchunhyang University, Korea. He is currently the Director of SCH cybersecurity research centre in Soonchunhyang University. He was a president of KIISC (Korea Institute on information security and cryptology) in 2011 and is an emeritus president of KIISC. He had worked for ETRI as a senior research engineer from 1982 to 1990. He is active in many (advisory or self-performance evaluation) committees in the area of Information Security and privacy for the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) from 2008 to 2016, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) since 2013, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) since 2015. He is Chairman for the ISMS/PIMS certification committee in Korea since 2007 and chairman for the committee on information security in the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.
He received a Bachelor degree in 1981, a Master degree in 1983, and a Ph.D. degree in 1990, all in Electronics Engineering from Hanyang University, Korea.