At a virtual ceremony, the government agency providing specialized cybersecurity services, CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM), a leading global threat intelligence, hunting, and response technology provider, EclecticIQ, and a Malaysian cybersecurity company, Syntx, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The three organizations have committed to engaging in various activities targeted at enhancing Malaysia's and Southeast Asia's cybersecurity postures to address escalating threats. Expanding the use of cyber threat intelligence (CTI), a type of cybersecurity that focuses on gathering and evaluating information about current and possible attacks, is one of the main objectives.
Chief executive officer for CyberSecurity Malaysia, Dato' Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab FASc, said, "CSM is pleased to work with an international industry player and partner with a local SME that have the same shared core beliefs to empower prudent cybersecurity practices. It is timely to forge this strategic collaboration that will drive higher awareness and adoption of cyber threat intelligence in Malaysia."
The three organizations plan to collaborate on a joint research publication on a CTI topic relevant to the region, support the creation of a centralized CTI knowledge base, and provide practical guidance on the use of CTI methods through case studies, including lessons learned from CSM's deployment of the EclecticIQ Threat Intelligence Platform. All actions will align with the Malaysia Cyber Security Strategy 2020-2024 and will support it.
"As a global leader in threat intelligence technology, we advocate for a safer world through collaboration. Building strong partnerships in the fight against cyber threats is an important part of that advocacy. This memorandum will further strengthen collaboration and represent an important milestone in our efforts to empower Malaysia and the entire Southeast Asia region with tools and technologies to enhance cyber situational awareness. In addition, we are honored by the confidence placed in EclecticIQ by the Malaysian government and our partner Syntx."
CEO and founder of EclecticIQ, Joep Gommers
Chief executive officer for Syntx Sdn Bhd, Fadzril Azhar, stated"Syntx is honored to be a part of this collaboration, which manifests the trust placed in us by both parties and provides significant encouragement for us to work harder. We are committed to grow more local capabilities and capacities in cybersecurity, especially around cyber threat intelligence."