Malaysia to host OIC computer emergency workshop

KUALA LUMPUR: The country will host the third Organisation of the Islamic Conference — Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) Workshop on Oct 28, in conjunction with the CyberSecurity Malaysia Award, Conference and Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2010.

CyberSecurity Malaysia said the two-day workshop is in response to a proposal during the Islamic Development Bank (IDB)’s Board of Governors Annual Meeting in Putrajaya in 2005, to counter cybersecurity threats faced by OIC member countries.

The first workshop was held in Egypt on Tuesday to cater to OIC member countries in the Middle East region. It was conducted by CyberSecurity Malaysia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt, with support from IDB.

The second workshop will be held in Morocco from June 24 to 25, for member countries within the African region.

CyberSecurity Malaysia represents the country as Chair of the OIC-CERT, which is an affiliated institution of the OIC. It formed the OIC-CERT which currently has 18 OIC countries in its membership.

OIC-CERT has been tasked with conducting a series of international workshops designed to provide a platform for IT professionals from OIC member nations to interact, share common interests and exchange ideas on cybersecurity matters.

Meanwhile, CyberSecurity Malaysia chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed, at the launch of the first workshop in Cairo, said the collaboration of CERTs amongst OIC member countries will not only bring advantages to OIC countries but also non-OIC nations. — Bernama

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