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CyberSecurity Malaysia to continue emergency response role in Asia Pacific

AvantiKumar | Oct. 31, 2016
A unanimous vote confirms Malaysia as retaining its senior APCERT position for 2016-2017.

APCERT drill (HKCERT gallery)

Photo (HKCERT gallery) - Taking part in a region-wide APCERT drill

Malaysia through its national online security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia will continue in its deputy chair role of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) for 2016-2017

The election was confirmed by all the twenty-three voting members unanimously during APCERT's annual general meeting held last week in Tokyo, Japan.

Panglima Chairman of CyberSecurity Malaysia

Confirming the appointment, CyberSecurity Malaysia chairman (pic above) General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Bin Mohamed (Retired) said: "We are honoured to be re-elected as the Deputy Chair. This shows the members' confidence in Malaysia's ability to promote cyber security agenda in the Asia Pacific region."

"We will strive to ensure that APCERT's vision to create a safe, clean and reliable cyber space in the Asia Pacific Region through collaboration is achieved," he said.

The APCERT four-day event agenda focused on strengthening partnership among members in a borderless community, he added.

Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab  - CyberSecurity Malaysia

Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab (pic above), chief executive officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, confirmed that this year's gathering, hosted by the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team / Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC), was themed 'Borderless Cooperation, Seamless Action.

"[It is increasingly critical that] cyber security organisations and professionals share knowledge and expertise in mitigating cyber incidents," said Dr Amirudin.  "And With this year's theme,' it is especially vital for members to look ahead to meet the challenges of cyber security into the future as well as to further strengthen collaborative efforts in managing incidents."

APCERT was established by leading and national Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) from the economies of the Asia Pacific region to improve cooperation, response and information sharing among CSIRTs in the region. APCERT Operational Members consist of 28 CSIRTs from 20 economies and 3 supporting members.


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