Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) via the National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6) USM, today has entered a new era of cooperation in the field of cyber security education.

The cooperation was sealed through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Fortinet Malaysia, marking a strategic partnership that seeks to shape the future of cyber security education.

Signing on behalf of USM was the USM Member of the Board of Governor, and Chief Digital Officer, Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan in representing the USM Vice-Chancellor, and on behalf of Fortinet Malaysia was its Country Manager, Dickson Woo.

This partnership shared the same vision to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive cyber workforce.

The aim is not only to meet industry demands but also to bridge the gap between education and careers.

Simultaneously, it reinforces USM’s commitment in preparing students to confront the dynamic challenges in the labour market of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era.

The collaboration with Fortinet Malaysia encompasses seven crucial aspects namely:
1. Relevance of education to industry needs
2. Technology Transfer
3. Certification and Recognition
4. Skilled Graduates
5. Innovation and Research
6. Networking and Collaboration
7. Cyber Security Awareness Programme

In his welcoming speech, Faisal Rafiq gave an overview of the university profile and achievements and said that USM has always prioritised the growth of science and technology and sustainability-related matters, and USM is also keen on bringing experts from industries for future research development.

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