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MAHB To Strengthen Cyber Security At Airports

March 15, 2017 17:36 PM E-mail this news to a friend Printable version of this news

SEPANG, March 15 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is strengthening cyber security at all airports under its purview through a collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia (CyberSecurity).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the matter was inked between MAHB and CyberSecurity, a leading national cyber security firm at the KL International Airport (KLIA) here, today.

The MoU was signed by MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali and CyberSecurity chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, and was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The signing ceremony was held in conjunction with the working visit of Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister to the KLIA.

According to a statement from MAHB, CyberSecurity had agreed to provide services to strengthen cyber security at the airports in stages.

Among them are advisory services related to cyber security in the planning and roadmap for data or information processing technology, cyber security incident management, digital forensics, the development of competence and capability in the field of cyber security, cyber security awareness and acculturation programme, online security assurance, and cyber security product certification.

During the visit, Ahmad Zahid also observed MAHB's table-top security and emergency exercise in dealing with violent incidents.

MAHB said the table-top exercise was held regularly with the latest being a full-scale advanced training to deal with incidents of violence, which was carried out at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport late last year.

Such exercises involved all stakeholders at the airport including airline operators and authorities, the statement said.

"It aims to streamline preparations and assess the ability and capacity of the agencies involved in handling security situations and threats at the airport," it said.

The security training was also in line with the regulations set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the statement added.

-- BERNAMA


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