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Malaysia and Philippines established cooperation on cyber security

CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) on 8 December 2016 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), an agency under the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Philippines to kick-starting bilateral collaboration and cooperation in reducing cyber security incidents.

The MoU was signed between Dato’ Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, the Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia and Rodolfo A. Salalima, Secretary of Department of Information and Communications Technology, Republic of the Philippines.

The brief ceremony took place in Manila during the launching of Philippines National Cybersecurity Plan in conjunction with Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Summit 2016 organized for the public sector in the effort to combat cybercrime.

The MoU serves to provide a framework for understanding and cooperation between the two organizations for exchange of information on current threats and strategies to increase effectiveness of cyber security incident response, to respond and mitigate cross-border incidents, especially those that affect both countries and sharing of experiences and knowledge to increase skill and expertise between both parties.

“As an agency in charge of securing the Malaysian’s cyberspace and with the exposure as well as experiences, we will definitely have a lot to share with the Philippines in terms of cyber security best practices.” said Dato’ Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab.

Dato’ Dr. Amirudin added that Malaysia can contribute significantly to the collaboration with the Philippines in many areas including the capacity building. Its innovative approach in dealing with evolving cyber threats has produced a wealth of training materials for both technical and non-technical personnel.

Besides capacity building, the collaboration between CyberSecurity Malaysia and Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Centre of Philippines will also cover the development of Digital Forensics, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) as well as other relevant laboratories capabilities, advisory on policy, strategy and relevant cyber security related and encourage activities to strengthen mutual cooperation and relationship.

“Through the MoU, CyberSecurity Malaysia is able to empower its expertise and research in the field of the cyber security. Furthermore, it has also strengthened the position and reputation of CyberSecurity Malaysia in cyber security industry regional.” added Dato’ Dr. Amirudin.-13/12/2016

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