BAE Systems and Cybersecurity Malaysia extend partnership
In line with its commitment to support the growth of Malaysia’s cyber security industry, BAE Systems has extended its partnership with CyberSecurity Malaysia for a further two years, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU will see BAE Systems and CyberSecurity Malaysia continue to leverage respective knowledge, experience, and capabilities to develop the cyber security industry in Malaysia.
One of the key priorities for the partnership is the continued development of cyber security capability and capacity in Malaysia. To support this, BAE Systems is providing CyberSecurity Malaysia with access to its specialist staff and laboratories for “Common Criteria” product certification. The provision of this additional capacity has already proven successful – supporting the development of Cyber products in the local Malaysian market and enabling the certification of US-developed products in Malaysia.
Further areas of collaboration include National Response Capability in Malaysia; Advanced Security Monitoring Capabilities; and Consultancy to FIPS 140 accreditation activities and a national cryptography scheme development plan in Malaysia.
At the signing ceremony, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s Malaysia Country Manager Barry Johnson said:
“Since establishing a cyber presence in Malaysia in 2013, BAE Systems has been committed to assisting both government agencies such as CyberSecurity Malaysia and commercial organisations improve their cyber and threat intelligence capabilities.
“Given the ever increasing threat of cyber attack, it is crucial to strengthen our approach and work proactively and collaboratively. We are pleased that the extension of the MoU will continue to support such efforts and help to ensure that Malaysia is sufficiently protected and prepared.”
CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO, Dr. Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, said:
“National security and public safety are paramount to our daily operations. I am confident that our partnership with BAE Systems – an experienced and committed partner – will ensure Malaysia’s interests in cyberspace are well-defended.
“As we inch towards Vision 2020, the continuous development of cyber capability and capacity of agencies, organisations and individuals in Malaysia, will definitely help in making Malaysia become one of the most advanced ASEAN economies in this area.”
About BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.
We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes – often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces – some of the most skilled people in the world, enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.
We employ over 4,200 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA.For further information about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, please visit www.baesystems.com/businessdefence
Named as Malaysia’s ‘Cyber Security Company of the Year 2014’, BAE Systems has a strong presence in Malaysia, with over 350 employees at its Global Engineering Centre located in Kuala Lumpur. The centre focuses on global and local delivery and support for the company’s cyber and financial crime detection services.
About CyberSecurity Malaysia
CyberSecurity Malaysia is the National cyber security specialist and technical center under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI); that provides specialized cyber security services and continuously identifies possible areas that may be detrimental to national security and public safety. Our mission is to create and sustain a safer cyberspace to promote national sustainability, social well-being and wealth creation. This mission together with our core values – Trust, Impartiality, Proactive – will guide us to achieve our vision to be a globally recognized national cyber security reference and specialist centre by 2020.
Since its inception in 2007, CyberSecurity Malaysia’s role is to provide specialised cyber security services to prevent or minimise disruptions to critical information infrastructure in order to protect the public, the economy, and government services. CyberSecurity Malaysia provides on-demand access to a wide variety of resources to maintain in-house security expertise, as well as access to advanced tools and education to assist in proactive or forensic investigation.