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Stratsec signs to test security products across Australia, Malaysia

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Security consultancy stratsec has won the right to operate a Security Evaluation Facility under Malaysia’s Common Criteria Certification and Evaluation Scheme, and says it is the first Australian company to win the right to offer the service in Malaysia.

The agreement will see stratsec work with CyberSecurity Malaysia to “test 14 Malaysian IT products for security flaws between July and December 2010,” according to a statement.

The CEO of stratsec, Peter Lilley, said “The Malaysian Government, through their economic stimulus package, has shown great understanding of the importance of IT security as a driver of the overall IT industry. Given the importance of IT security as acknowledged in the Australian Government’s recent Cyber Security Strategy, it would be great to see that reflected in investment to help Australian IT security products to be tested and certified, to help them compete on the international market.”

Doug Stuart, CEO of stratsec’s SE Asia Operations comments, “Establishing our new presence in Malaysia through this Agreement is an important next step in our strategy to open the Southeast Asian market for delivery of stratsec expert security consulting, testing and research services. Malaysia has a vibrant and developing IT security market and we want to be part of that journey.”

“We are very grateful for the trust and confidence shown in us by CyberSecurity Malaysia via this Agreement and we share a strong commitment to building a world class IT security evaluation capability in Malaysia.”

"Collaboration with stratsec for our MyCC scheme will help to position Malaysia for the future -- by providing a strong branding for ‘Made in Malaysia’ ICT products -- due to compliance with well-known and recognised international standards,” said Lt. Col. Husin Jazri, CEO CyberSecurity Malaysia.

“It is an exciting portfolio to be at the helm of the Nation’s cyber security agency because there is no dull moment given the remarkable growth rate in Internet usage which presents an endless possibilities and vast opportunities for innovation.” added Husin.