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Malaysia first ASEAN country to host global security forum

AvantiKumar | Sept. 7, 2011
More than 200 international certification experts will gather at 12th international Common Criteria conference, said CyberSecurity Malaysia.

12th ICCC Media Conference by CyberSecurity Malaysia

PHOTO - (From left) - Zahri Yunos (COO CyberSecurity Malaysia), Lt Col Prof Dato' Husin Jazri (CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia) and Norhazimah Abdul Malek (MyCC Scheme Manager).

Malaysia will be the first ASEAN country to hold the global conference on internationally recognised specification, development, evaluation and certification of security in IT products, said Malaysian government security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia.

The 12th International Common Criteria Conference (12ICCC) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27 - 29 September, 2011, said CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer Lt Col Prof Dato' Husin Jazri (Retired).  "The 12ICCC is a significant and eagerly anticipated event by the global IT security industry as it serves as a strategic platform that facilitates valuable knowledge sharing among the region's top technology security experts from various established certification bodies and evaluation laboratories."

Speaking at the end of August, Husin said the three-day conference has already attracted a line-up of more than 70 speakers from all over the world. "Some of the world's most renowned chief technologists, policy makers, and product developers will converge to exchange policies and ideas on the specification, development, evaluation and certification of IT security products."

"More than 200 distinguished IT certification experts from North America, Europe as well as within the Asia Pacific region will be gathering at this year's conference," he said. "The 12ICCC aligns with Malaysian government's objective to facilitate and promote the growth of quality IT products in the country. This forum will be a catalyst for Malaysian ICT companies to work towards enhancing their technical knowledge through exchange of innovative ideas and valuable experience with global participants."

The 12th International Common Criteria Conference will feature keynotes as well as technology and industry insights, said Husin. "Among the key highlights of this year's conference are keynote addresses by Andras Robert Szakal, IBM's vice president and chief technology officer and David MacFarlane, director of security certification from Research In Motion (RIM). There will also be an award ceremony honouring participants and certified product vendors during its Gala Dinner on 28 September 2011."


 'Malaysia may join elite group'

Husin said Common Criteria (CC) is recognised as ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standard ISO/IEC 15408 (Information technology -- Security techniques-- Evaluation criteria for IT security).

"It is regarded as the international benchmark for IT security evaluation criteria, which addresses product functionality, development environment, documentation, and product testing measures," he said. 

Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) is an international group that is active in supporting the standard security evaluation and certification. CCRA creates value for ICT product vendors by allowing them to conduct an evaluation of their ICT product in one participating country and have the result recognised across all participating countries in CCRA."


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