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Malaysia's cyber security agency has new head

AvantiKumar | Jan. 21, 2013
CyberSecurity Malaysia's CEO comes from Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation.

DR. AMIRUDIN ABDUL WAHAB - CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO


Photo - Dr Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab, CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia


National cyber security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia has appointed Dr Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab as its new chief executive officer with effect from 14 January 2013.

In a statement, the agency, which is under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), said that Dr Amirudin served as head of MOSTI's ICT Policy Division since January 2010.

"In his capacity as the Head of MOSTI's ICT Policy Division, Dr Amirudin led and coordinated various development programmes and activities of the ICT Cluster of MOSTI agencies, namely the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), MIMOS Berhad, CyberSecurity Malaysia and .my Domain Registry. He also managed MOSTI ICT-related international affairs, as well as national programmes and promotion of ICT acculturation for the country," continued the statement.

"He headed the Secretariat to the National Information Technology Council (NITC), which is chaired by the Prime Minister of Malaysia and a National Committee Member of e-Sovereignty Working Committee, which is chaired by the Secretary General of the National Security Council."

Dr Amirudin is currently the National Chairman of Jawatankuasa Standard Perindustrian bagi Teknologi Maklumat, Telekomunikasi dan Multimedia, an Adjunct Professor at UNITEN and also the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM). He is an Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) Member of the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP).

Dr Amirudin holds a doctorate (PhD) in National ICT Policy and Strategic Management, from the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He has a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dubuque, Iowa, USA; a Master's degree in Information Technology (MSc. IT), from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), and a Bachelor of Science Engineering in Electrical Engineering (BSEEE) degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.


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