Monday, November 05, 2007

IMPACT - to fight cyber terrorism

Malaysian Government has approved RM43 million to set up an international centre which offer the world the best brains and facilities to help fight cyber security threats.

The center is called International Multinational Partnership Against Cyber Terrorism (IMPACT). It will be based in Cyberjaya with leading names in the IT industry serving on its advisory board.

This will be the world's first international public-private sector collaborative institution against cyber terrorism. This idea was brought out last year by our Malaysian Prime Minister at the World Congress on Information Technology in Austin, US.

Well known names like Symantec Corporation, TrendMicro, F-Secure and Kaperskylab have agreed to be the key partners and serving the advisory board.

IMPACT will be run and coordinated by two local IT companies namely Ascendsys Sdn Bhd, a security services company and GITN Sdn Bhd, a government IT network company.

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