Malaysia, Morocco Now Partners In Cyber Security
28 JAN 2010 (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- CyberSecurity Malaysia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco's Department of Post, Telecommunications and New Technologies to establish a cooperative relationship.

Signed on Jan 21 in conjunction with the Regional Cybersecurity Conference at the University Al Akhawayn, Ifrane, Morocco, the MoU covers areas of critical information infrastructure protection, cyber security frameworks development, capacity building, training and awareness.

Among the initiatives and activities to be implemented under the MoU were cyber security projects supported by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), CyberSecurity Malaysia said in a statement Thursday.

CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed at the signing ceremony while the Moroccan party by Industry, Trade and New Technology Ministry Secretary-General Dr Taieb Debbagh.

"It is expected that both organisations will benefit from the MoU.

"We hope that new economic opportunities will be created for both countries. It is our hope that the industry players will benefit from this initiative as well," Azumi said in the statement.

He said IDB was very receptive on this collaboration.

CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cyber security specialist centre under the purview of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry and currently the Chair of OIC-CERT (Organization of Islamic Conference - Computer Emergency Response Team).