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On April 25, 2018 Ambassador Daniyar Sarekenov has met with CEO of the National Agency «CyberSecurity Malaysia» Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab.
Reference: The Agency is a structural subdivision of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia («MOSTI»). The main activity of this organization is aimed at creating and supporting a more secure cyberspace in the country-wide for the effective implementation of the national programs for the sustainable development and to ensure the social welfare of the citizens of Malaysia. It should be noted that according to the Global Cybersecurity Index rating 2014 Malaysia took the 3rd place after the United States of America and Canada.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the perspectives of cooperation in studying and applying the successful Malaysian experience in creating a safer cyberspace in Kazakhstan as an important condition for ensuring national security.
Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab has confirmed his readiness to participate as a speaker in the V International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment «KADEX-2018», which will be held on May 23-26, 2018 in Astana. During the talks Chief Executive Officer proposed Kazakhstani side to consider the possibility of hosting the International Conference on preventing and combating cybercrime of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation «OIC-CERT» in 2019.
Reference: OIC-CERT - is a platform to develop cyber security capabilities to mitigate cyber threats by leveraging global collaboration. Its mission is to encourage all OIC Member States to take the necessary measures, to encourage their national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to collaborate with the OIC-CERT, which will be dedicated to providing support and responding to computer security incidents.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Ambassador assured the Malaysian side that the Embassy will support in working out the visit of the Chief Executive Director and organizing meetings with the competent authorities and interested companies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Also stressed that the cooperation with «CyberSecurity Malaysia» seems particularly relevant in the framework of implementation of the President of Kazakhstan orders to struggle against the cybercrime and creation the system of «Cyber-Shield of Kazakhstan».