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[ISN] 'Malaysia needs to produce own cyber security software'
December 29, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to produce its own cyber information
security software as depending on foreign software may risk information
leaks and intelligence breaches, said a software expert here yesterday.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Computer Science and Information
Technology Faculty dean Prof Dr Ramlan Mahmod said infiltration could
happen covertly as currently there was a lack of understanding on source
code logic streams used by foreign software.
âAt the moment, there is no software capable of checking the source code
of software to ensure the software used is confirmed safe.
âFor the realisation of this information technology, the country needs
to acquire âtechnical knowhowâ in information security and expertise in
various fields such as computer science, mathematics and engineering,â
he told Bernama.
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