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Bridging barriers in cyber crime

AvantiKumar | July 6, 2011
CyberSecurity Malaysia and The Attorney General's Chambers hold inaugural seminar to tackle legal and technical aspects of cyber crime cases.

CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO Lt. Col. Dato' Husin Jazri (Retired)

PHOTO - CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO Lt. Col. Dato' Husin Jazri (Retired).

KUALA LUMPUR - An inaugural seminar to tackle both legal and technical aspects of cyber crime cases has been organised in Malaysia from 5-7 July 2011.

Themed 'Bridging Barriers: Legal and Technical of Cyber Crime Cases', the seminar has been put together by government agency CyberSecurity Malaysia and The Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia.

The event was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), YB. Datuk Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof, who said legal and technical professionals needed to share their expertise in combatting cyber crime cases.

"Cyber crime is an extension of traditional crime and these offences are on the rise," said Fadillah. "This seminar marks a significant milestone in our ongoing and combined efforts as a sovereign nation to improve the legal and technical framework by tackling current issues and challenges where nearly every aspect of our lives is permeated by information and communications technology (ICT)".

He said the immediate objectives were to provide delegates with a better understanding of legal issues related to the investigation and prosecution of cyber crime cases, including such technical areas as real-time evidence gathering and computer forensics.

The Attorney General's Chambers is under the Prime Minister's Department, which gives legal counsel to the Malaysian government.


 Platform to handle cyber crime

"Cyber security is a very important component of national security, public safety and privacy," said CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer, Lt. Col. Dato' Husin Jazri (Retired). "This three-day seminar provides a platform for the legal and technical professionals to discuss and formulate recommendations on how to bridge the barriers between the technical and legal aspects in handling cyber crime cases. To solve cyber crime, we must have the synergy between the legal and technical aspects."

Husin said speakers and experts at the event came from various organisations locally and globally including the Royal Malaysian Police, Bank Negara Malaysia, Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF), Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM), Philippine Department of Justice, Australian Federal Police, US Department of Justice, FBI and eBay.

"The organising committee has lined up various topics such as 'The Scene of CyberCrime, CyberCrime Busters, Tracing Tracks - Hacking the Criminal Mind and The Internet - The Lawless Kingdom'," he said.


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