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Malaysia, Korea To Enhance Cooperation In Digital Forensics

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia and South Korea have agreed to cooperate in strengthening cooperative asssitance in the fields of capacity building and professional development in digital forensics.

Cybersecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and South Korea’s National Forensics Service (NFS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in South Korea on this Wednesday in conjunction with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s three-day official visit to the country.

Cybersecurity Malaysia was represented by its Chief Executive Officer Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab and NFS by its Director-General Joong Seok Seo, and the signing was witnessed by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin, Mosti said in a statement here yesterday.

Under the MoU, both parties agreed to strengthen cooperative assistance in the fields of capacity building and professional development in the area of Digital Forensic.

This includes the exchange of personnel for study purposes, training programmes, provision of equipment and resources, analysis method development and academic exchange information, said the statement.

NFS, a government department within the Ministry of Government Adminstration and Home Affairs of South Korea, has the expertise in providing analysis report from evidence gathered and is a leading agency that provides Digital Forensic
analysis to respective stakeholders in the country.

“Their scope of expertise is in providing analysis report from evidence gathered, where their scope of expertise covers from digital to science forensic, in particular, in providing prompt and accurate analysis of evidence in the field of scientific crime detection,” it said.

Mosti said this was very much in line with the role and functions of Cybersecurity Malaysia in providing Digital Forensics analysis to the stakeholers in Malaysia, in particular , the Law Enforcement Agencies.

It said throughout the years, Cybersecurity Malaysia had successfully built relationships with several organisations in South Korea, namely Myung Information Technology (Myung IT) Co. Ltd, Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA), Knowledge Information Security Industry Association (KISIA). – Bernama

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