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Celcom partners CyberSecurity Malaysia for digital security

24 Sep 2019 / 20:56 H.

PETALING JAYA: Celcom Axiata Bhd has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CyberSecurity Malaysia to collaborate on a strategic partnership to explore and enhance cyber security capabilities and opportunities for various industry verticals.

Celcom said in a statement today that the collaboration is one of its initiatives to explore collaborations to deliver end-to-end security solutions for industries across key verticals in preparation for the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0).

With the partnership, the parties will develop various cyber security programmes such as telco security, IoT security and threats intelligence information.

Celcom CEO Mohamad Idham Nawawi said the group aims to play a vital role in the development of cyber security capabilities across vertical industries, further strengthening Malaysia’s self-reliance in cyberspace.

“As the nation embarks the IR4.0 amidst a rapid-growing digital ecosystem, Celcom will continue to invest and innovate for the best digital solutions for our customers’ and businesses’ digital information,” he said.

CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab highlighted that the rapid development of sophisticated technology and high connectivity of the internet have increased complexity of the cyber space.

“With cybercrimes rising exponentially in scale, it is our goal to create the ability to anticipate the threats, absorb the impacts, and react quickly as well as flexibly to ensure that the key systems and processes continue to operate. One of the solutions is to create cyber ecosystems that encourage public-private partnerships to address the impacts to national security and societal well-being.“

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