BAE Systems and CyberSecurity Malaysia extend partnership
By Digital News Asia June 13, 2016
- To continue development of cybersecurity capability and capacity in Malaysia
- BAE to aid in development of a national cryptography scheme for Malaysia
BAE Systems and CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would see their partnership extended for a further two years.
BAE Systems and CSM will continue to make use of their respective knowledge, experience, and capabilities to develop the cybersecurity industry in Malaysia, they said in a joint statement.
“BAE Systems has been committed to assisting both government agencies such as CSM and commercial organisations improve their cyber and threat intelligence capabilities,” said BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s Malaysia country manager Barry Johnson.
“Given the ever-increasing threat of a cyber-attack, it is crucial to strengthen our approach and work proactively and collaboratively,” he added.
One of the key priorities for the BAE Systems-CSM partnership is the continued development of cybersecurity capability and capacity in Malaysia.
To support this, BAE Systems is providing CSM with access to its specialist staff and laboratories for Common Criteria product certification.
This would support the development of cybersecurity products in the local market and enable the certification of US-developed products in Malaysia.
Further areas of collaboration include the National Response Capability; Advanced Security Monitoring Capabilities; and Consultancy to FIPS 140 accreditation activities and a national cryptography scheme development plan for the country.
“National security and public safety are paramount to our daily operations,” said CSM chief executive officer,” said Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab.
“I am confident that our partnership with BAE Systems – an experienced and committed partner – will ensure Malaysia’s interests in cyberspace are well-defended,” he added.
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