Malaysia, Morocco partners in cybersecurity
27 Jan 2010 (Malay Mail)
RABAT: CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cybersecurity specialist centre under the purview of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Post, Telecommunications, and New Technologies, a department in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technology of Morocco.
The MoU was signed on Jan 21, in conjunction with the Regional Cybersecurity Conference held at the University Al Akhawayn, Ifrane, Morocco.
The MoU was signed by Dr Taieb Debbagh, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technology of Morocco and General Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Rtd), chairman of the Board for CyberSecurity Malaysia.
Mohd Azumi said: "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".
The MoU establishes a cooperative relationship between CyberSecurity Malaysia and the Department of Post, Telecommunications, and New Technologies of Morocco in the field of cybersecurity. Some of the initiatives
and activities to be implemented under this MoU will be cybersecurity projects that is supported by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
"I am happy to note that IDB is very receptive on this collaboration," said Mohd Azumi.
The MoU cover areas of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, cybersecurity frameworks development,
capacity building, training and awareness.