GRAND BEGINNING: Prof Dr Ibrahim (left) and Kaspersky (in white shirt) at the official opening of Kaspersky Research Centre in UiTM recently — Pic by SALHANI IBRAHIM
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, launched the Kaspersky Academy education programme at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) campus in Shah Alam during his first official visit to Malaysia.
The purpose of the visit was to encourage closer ties between Malaysia and Kaspersky Lab and to facilitate the exchange and sharing of cyber-security knowledge. He also opened the first dedicated Kaspersky Research Centre in Malaysia dedicated to cyber-security research and development among tertiary students.
He encouraged more Malaysians to participate in the programmes offered through the Kaspersky Academy as a starting point to careers in the secure content management solutions industry. With the number of cyber threats on the rise, there is a need for a wider pool of programmers from more varied cultural backgrounds.
“Cybercriminals often exhibit culturally-linked patterns in their schemes, and battling them effectively sometimes requires outthinking them through the thought processes of a different culture.
“Malaysian culture and Malaysian thinking may provide fertile ground for information security experts. We can learn from each other,” said Kaspersky.
Vice chancellor of UiTM, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Prof Dr Ibrahim Abu Shah said the choice of UiTM as the venue for the first Kaspersky Research Centre in the nation was recognition of the strides the institution had made in shaping a student population of tech-savvy, out-of-the-box thinkers.
“As UiTM celebrates its 71st convocation, this recognition from Kaspersky Lab is much appreciated as it serves to highlight how far we have come as an institution of higher learning that can produce quality graduates who can rival the best in the world,” he said.
- Malay Mail
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