February 29, 2024

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CSM and UMT sign MoU to empower cyber-security field

CyberSecurity Malaysia and University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in cybersecurity development especially in cloud computing, Industry 4.0 and Global Accredited Cybersecurity Education (ACE).

The ceremony took place at Menara Cyber Axis, Cyberjaya and was attended by YBhg. Dato’ Ts. Dr Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia and the Vice-Chancellor of University Malaysia Terengganu.

In line with Industry 4.0, cloud computing has dominated the digital economy market as well as the industry; various smart devices are connected directly with cloud storage via the internet. However, exposure to various cyber threats will continue to persist if technology advances and Industry 4.0 are abused.

The education industry also uses cloud computing widely for learning, teaching and research purposes. In addition, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) also emphasizes the involvement of industry in teaching and learning, especially in designing industry-focused syllabus and sharing of experiences to students. This collaboration also provides opportunities for staff and students to obtain professional certification from the industry.

In addition, in the field of research, UMT researchers can also apply for matching grants with CyberSecurity Malaysia for the benefit of both parties. Hence, proactive measures are required to ensure cloud computing security is applied in various industries, including the education sector.

The ability to securely connect to cloud systems is an important element within a safe and supportive learning environment. It is important that institutions of higher learning such as UMT, where students are increasingly learning on digital formats, faculty, staff, and visitors constantly access and share information online, and more infrastructure and facility functions are being managed on the cloud.

CyberSecurity Malaysia receives various incidents related to cybersecurity. These incidents are divided into two categories namely the technical incidents and content related incidents, where CyberSecurity Malaysia also assists law enforcement agencies in high profile cases. The collaboration between CyberSecurity Malaysia and UMT is conducted at the right time and moment.

This MoU will see the collaboration between UMT representing the academia and CyberSecurity Malaysia representing the industry.

Moreover, UMT is very active in strengthening cooperation among industry partners through various platforms such as the industry in teaching and learning, development and innovation, consultation and many other activities.

The science transfer element is crucial to accelerate the creation of innovation through research and development. This has been highlighted as the seventh shift (Innovation Ecosystem) in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025.

UMT academicians have also been recognized as experts in their respective fields with grant funding obtained from various agencies and their contributions to industry and society are critical to global sustainability. Hence, cooperation with industry partners in the area of cybersecurity is timely in line with current world developments”.

Through this collaboration, both parties have agreed to conduct research, development, testing, auditing, training and awareness programs. Additionally, this collaboration also includes the implementation of Global Accredited Cybersecurity Education (ACE) and Competency Training.

In line with these objectives, both parties have agreed to develop a focused collaboration covering the following activities:

  1. Preparation of cloud storage platforms, cybersecurity advisory services and cybersecurity assessment on secure cloud computing infrastructure and applications by CyberSecurity Malaysia;
  2. Research and development and safety assessments related to Industrial Technology 4.0 jointly;
  3. Cybersecurity awareness program by CyberSecurity Malaysia;
  4. Syllabuses and education using e-learning systems in conjunction with ACE Global schemes and joint competency training;
  5. Co-publication – academic papers;
  6. Industrial training for postgraduate or master’s students or sabbatical leave programs for teachers of University of Malaysia, Terengganu;
  7. CyberSecurity Malaysia Personnel as an additional professor, additional lecturer or industry advisory panel to the University of Malaysia, Terengganu.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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