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Date: November 23, 2011

32 participants and officials of the on-going OIC-CERT Technical Workshop on cyber security incident response handling paid a visit today to IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS) to learn more about the operations of Brunei’s national Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT).

The visitors consisted of instructors and workshop participants from Japan and various OIC-CERT member countries including Malaysia, Oman, Tunisia, Iran, Morocco, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria and the host country Negara Brunei Darussalam. The participants and officials are currently in Brunei attending the OIC-CERT Technical Workshop from 21-25 November, which is being hosted by Brunei’s Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT) at The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

Accompanying the delegates were representatives of CyberSecurity Malaysia, the event organiser and Islamic Development Bank (IDB), co-sponsor of the 5-day event. The group was welcomed by Shamsul Bahri Hj Kamis, CEO of ITPSS and Hj Mas Zuraime Hj Abdul Hamid, Head of the BruCERT team.

The visitors toured the facilities including the training room, Incident Response and Digital Forensics departments. The visit spurred a beneficial exchange of ideas among participants and comparisons between CERT operations in other countries.

Earlier in the day, there was a discussion between Shamsul Bahri Hj Kamis, CEO of ITPSS and Engr. Badar Ali Al-Salehi, Director of Oman National CERT. The meeting was aimed at developing ties and fostering cooperation between the two national CERTS.

Shamsul Bahri Hj Kamis, CEO of ITPSS (L) with Engr. Badar Ali Al-Salehi, Director of Oman National CERT

Visitors being briefed by Md. Azad Zaki, ITPSS Digital Forensics Analyst

Group photo of the visitors with staff of ITPSS