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Malaysia, Korea form cybersecurity alliance

AvantiKumar | Nov. 9, 2016
Government agencies CyberSecurity Malaysia and KISA join hands to strengthen critical infrastructure security.

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National digital security agencies CyberSecurity Malaysia and Korea's Internet & Security Agency (KISA) have joined hands to better collaborate on critical infrastructure and cyber security issues.

Under the memorandum of agreement, signed recently in Kuala Lumpur by CyberSecurity Malaysia's chief executive officer Dato' Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab and KISA's president and chief executive officer Keeseung Baik, both agencies have agreed to exchange, develop and consolidate their knowledge and experiences  of cyber security incidents.

This will enhance response, threats and risk management as well as include training, research & development and critical information infrastructure protection, said Dr Amirudin.

"In a borderless world we are living today, international cooperation is increasingly important to mitigate threats that comes with it," he said.

In addition, the agencies also said they will exchange human resources to speed up the development of national cyber security legal and regulatory frameworks.

"This arrangement with our South Korean counterpart will strengthen the efforts of both agencies to protect cyber security in both countries and in this region," added Dr Amirudin.

Active international cooperation
He said CyberSecurity Malaysia "actively seeks international collaboration, be it bilateral or multilateral relations, in its effort to create and sustain a safer cyberspace to promote national sustainability, social well-being and wealth creation."
KISA was established in 1996 under the purview of the Ministry of Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Republic of Korea. In 2007 the National Internet Development Agency of Korea (NIDA) and the Korea IT International Cooperation Agency (KIICS) merged with KISA. KISA main activity is internet development, information security on the public and private sector and international cooperation on broadcasting and communication.


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