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|| Malaysia to set up centre against cyber-terrorism|
Kuala Lumpur, May 7: Malaysia has announced the setting up an international
centre to fight cyber-terrorism and provide an emergency response to such
attacks on the economy or trading
of any country.|
The centre, to be set up at the IT hub
of Cyberjaya near here, will be funded and supported by governments around the
world and the private sector, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was quoted as
saying by the 'New Strait Times'.
Badawi launched the initiative
yesterday at the close of the World Congress on Information
in Austin, USA.
The daily today said...
the centre will be modelled after the Centers for Disease
and Prevention in Atlanta which provides expertise on the handling of viruses
and outbreaks of diseases around the globe.
said countries could no longer afford to ignore the threat posed by
"The potential to wreak havoc and cause disruption to
people, governments and global systems has increased as the world becomes more
globalised," the premier was quoted as saying by the daily.
upon countries to "work
in concert" to wipe out the dangers of cutting-edge technology
"Governments must be prepared to deal with threats in cyberspace. Even
if one were to exclude the risk to life and limb, the economic loss caused by a
cyber attack can be truly severe, for example, a nationwide blackout," he said
adding that Malaysia would set up and host the 'International Multilateral
Partnership Against Cyber-terrorism (Impact)'.
The report said Symantec
Corporation of the US, Japan's MICRO and Russia's Kapersky Lab had agreed to be
partners and serve on Impact's international advisory board
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