Cybersecurity professional associations of eight Southeast Asian (SEA) countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently to form the Southeast Asia Cybersecurity Consortium (SEA CC) Partnership.
Brunei Darussalam was represented by Deputy Chief Information Security Officer of ITPSS Sdn Bhd and President of Brunei Cybersecurity Association Mohamad Azad Zaki bin Haji Mohd Tahir.
The MoU formalises mutual intentions to strengthen regional cooperation and collaboration in the field of cybersecurity among member associations, to benefit from each other’s initiatives, and to create a vibrant and dynamic international information and cybersecurity ecosystem.
The collaborative initiatives will include training and knowledge-sharing to raise the professional standing of information security personnel in Southeast Asia.
Such collaborative events and activities may help raise the members’ understanding and knowledge in information security domains, legislation and regulatory requirements, and best practices in the cybersecurity community.
The signing ceremony was held in Singapore on November 23 as part of the inaugural South-East Asia Cybersecurity Consortium Forum 2022, themed ‘Strengthening collaborations in Information Security across Southeast Asia.’
Witnessing the signing was Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity Josephine Teo. Also present was Commissioner of Cybersecurity and Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) David Koh.