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CyberSecurity Malaysia, OIC-CERT gear up for 2013 cyber threats

AvantiKumar | Jan. 22, 2013
The Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team and CyberSecurity Malaysia organise the fourth OIC-CERT annual conference and AGM in Oman.

Chairman of CyberSecurity Malaysia presented a gift to Oman Minister

Photo - General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed, the Chairman of CyberSecurity Malaysia presenting a token of appreciation to the Minister of Legal Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, HE Dr. Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Said Al Saeedi.


CyberSecurity Malaysia and the Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT) have organised the fourth annual conference and AGM of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation - Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) in Oman to prepare for cyber threats in the coming year.

CyberSecurity Malaysia chairman and chair of OIC-CERT, General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed, said: "Security researchers found that the best defence on the growing cyber threats is by cooperative education and awareness, best-of-breed tools and robust policies that nurture collaborative effort between the industry, academia and government."

Participants from 20 countries attended the event, officiated by the Minister of Legal Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, HE Dr. Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Said Al Saeedi, held at the end of December 2012. The OIC-CERT has opened up membership to commercial organisations to foster a public-private partnership in mitigating cyber threats.

Azumi said that next year, the OIC-CERT would be expanding its reach to the African continent with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Africa Computer Emergency Response Team (AfricaCERT).

"This memorandum symbolises the cross border cooperation and both parties agreed to realise collaboration among the regional initiatives in preventing cyber threats and incidents to make the Internet more reliable, safe and trustworthy," he said. He added that during the 2011 AGM, the OIC-CERT signed an MoU with the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT), which resulted in annual cyber drill in the region.

 

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