Brunei Joins South-East Asia Cybersecurity Consortium Partnership
Picture above: Mohamad Azad Zaki Haji Mohd Tahir representing Brunei (far left) with representatives of regional cybersecurity associations and H.E. Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information (centre)
SINGAPORE – The cybersecurity professional associations of eight Southeast Asian countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently to form the South-East Asia Cybersecurity Consortium (SEA CC) Partnership.
Brunei Darussalam was represented by Mohamad Azad Zaki Haji Mohd Tahir, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer of ITPSS Sdn Bhd and President of Brunei Cybersecurity Association.
The MOU formalizes mutual intentions to strengthen regional cooperation and collaboration in the field of cybersecurity among the member associations, to benefit from each other’s respective 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 South-East Asia. Such collaborative events and activities may help to 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 23 November 2022 as part of the inaugural South-East Asia Cybersecurity Consortium Forum 2022, with the theme “Strengthening collaborations in Information Security across South East Asia”.
Present to witness the signing was Her Excellency Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity. Also present was Mr. David Koh, Commissioner of Cybersecurity and Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).