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13 November 2016

[The Star] A boost for cybersecurity

(From left) Prof Kee, Mohamed Azahari, Prof Musa, Mohd Azumi, Prof Zulkifli, Hoh and Miller during the MoU signing ceremony.

(From left) Prof Kee, Mohamed Azahari, Prof Musa, Mohd Azumi, Prof Zulkifli, Hoh and Miller during the MoU signing ceremony.

SEGi University and Colleges (SEGi) and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FireEye Ireland Limited (FireEye) to revolutionise the field of cybersecurity in Malaysia.

FireEye is a company that provides solutions and products for preventing, detecting and resolving cybersecurity threats.

Under the MoU, the three parties would develop and conduct academic programmes, research collaborations and professional short courses in cybersecurity.

The MoU was signed recently by SEGi vice-chancellor Prof Dr Patrick Kee, USIM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Musa Ahmad and FireEye country director Josephine Hoh.

It was witnessed by CyberSecurity Malaysia board of directors chairman General (Rtd) Tan Sri Mohd Azumi Mohamed, SEGi University and Colleges executive director and group president Datuk Mohamed Azahari Kamil, USIM deputy vice-chancellor academic and internationalisation Prof Dr Zulkifli Abdul Ghani and Dr Brett Miller from FireEye.

“This is one of our efforts to support the Higher Education Ministry’s vision and mission to promote collegiality between private and public universities.

“The collaboration is strengthened by the presence of a prominent international solutions provider in cybersecurity,” said Mohamed Azahari.

He said: “SEGi University, USIM and FireEye Ireland will address the lack of academic infrastructure, especially on the training and education of enforcement officers to act within the boundaries of the existing legislation.”

It will also provide a comprehensive opportunity in combating cyber terrorism, he added.

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