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ITU-IMPACT, Nuix collaborate to build forensic expertise

AvantiKumar | March 20, 2014
Malaysia headquartered IMPACT, which is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has signed with electronic investigation technologies specialist Nuix Software.

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Photo - Stuart Clarke, Director of Investigation Services at Nuix.

 

Information management specialist Nuix has announced a partnership with the Malaysia headquartered International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), which is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations' specialised agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The new partnership will help build the forensic expertise needed to fulfill ITU-IMPACT's global mission to improve ITU's 193 Member States' ability to address cyber threats, said IMPACT's chief operating officer Anuj Singh.

"ITU-IMPACT sees digital forensics as one of the crucial elements in alleviating cyber threats to a nation," said Singh. "Our partnership with Nuix will provide opportunities for National Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) to enhance their forensic capabilities and add higher value services for their constituents."

In February 2014, Nuix participated in an ITU-IMPACT and INTERPOL digital forensics training seminar held in Malaysia for law enforcement agencies, CIRTs, regulators and internet service providers in the Asia Pacific region.

More than 40 senior officials from 15 countries improved their knowledge of forensic investigation and incident response techniques at the three-day event, said Nuix director of investigation services Stuart Clarke.

Clarke said Nuix has also rolled out its Investigator Lab product at IMPACT's office in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, and provided cybersecurity training to IMPACT's staff.

Bridging the gap between government agencies

Nuix has also been one of the partners in ITU-IMPACT's regional cyber drills, so far lending its expertise to drills organised in Uruguay and Oman in 2013. Upcoming participation will see Nuix in the European and Americas regional drills, to be held in Turkey and Peru respectively, he said.

"ITU-IMPACT bridges the gap between government agencies and the expertise to combat cyber threats around the globe that is within the private and public sectors, academia and law enforcement," said Clarke. "We are grateful for the opportunity to work with ITU-IMPACT in building global capacity to prevent, detect, investigate and respond to cybercrime."

The International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) (www.impact-alliance.org) is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations' specialised agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU-IMPACT is the world's first not-for-profit comprehensive global public-private partnership against cyber threats. IMPACT provides ITU's 193 Member States access to expertise, facilities and resources to effectively address cyber threats, as well as assisting United Nations agencies in protecting their ICT infrastructures.

 

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