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Date: November 25, 2011

The first Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) Technical Workshop on cyber security incident response handling concluded today with a hands-on cyber security exercise.

The participants from 14 countries were expected to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they had learned in the first 4 days of the training. The ‘scenario’ of the exercise, prepared by trainers from Malaysia CERT (MyCERT), was a targeted attack involving malware that is controlled remotely by cyber criminals.

Participants were divided into four computer security incident response teams. The teams were required to identify the infection vector of the malware, perform security analysis on the impact of the incident, communicate with other security teams and their constituencies and provide mitigation strategies for removing the malware from infected computers. Overall, the exercise was a success and players benefited tremendously from the experience, in particular those who are new to this domain.

The interactive OIC-CERT Technical Workshop was conducted from 21 to 25 November 2011, hosted by Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT), jointly organized with CyberSecurity Malaysia and co-sponsored by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). It was attended by Incident Handling Personnel, System Administrators and IT Security Officers 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.

Later in the day, the participants were treated to an afternoon tour of Kampong Ayer. Joining them was Shamsul Bahri Haji Kamis, CEO of ITPSS/BruCERT and Engr. Badar Ali Al-Salehi, Director of Oman National CERT. The leisurely boat ride included a visit to a local boat maker and a search for Proboscis Monkeys and other local wildlife in the mangroves.

The day was concluded with a Farewell Dinner held at Mangrove Paradise Resort, where participants and instructors were presented with certificates and souvenirs.

Participants from Nigeria, Pakistan & Tunisia during the cyber security exercise

One of 4 teams in a discussion during the cyber security exercise

Adli Abd Wahid, Trainer from CyberSecurity Malaysia conducting the Cyber Security Drill

Delegates in search of Proboscis Monkeys during the tour

Delegates from various OIC-CERT member countries enjoying the boat ride

Delegates visiting a local boat maker in Kampong Ayer

Shamsul Bahri Hj Kamis, CEO of ITPSS (R) presenting a certificate to Eng. Ghareeb SaadElDin Muhmad Ghareeb (C)

Farewell Dinner at Mangrove Paradise Resort