Associate Professor Col (R) Dato’ Husin Jazri
Associate Professor Col (R) Dato’ Husin Jazri is currently the Director Information Security, Asia Pacific University. He is also a Cybersecurity Associate Professor at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) until June 2019. He is the Chairman of Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) Malaysia and also the Chairman of TeleAwan Sdn Bhd. He is a shareholder of CyLexic Pte Ltd, Singapore and Cyber8Lab Pte Ltd, Australia. Professor Dato’ Husin is the founder and was the first CEO of Cybersecurity Malaysia Berhad, CEO of iCrypto Berhad, CEO of Datacrypt Consultancy and the Director of the National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre, MIMOS Berhad. He also served the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Defence Malaysia and acted as the cybersecurity advisor to the Ministries until June 2012. He architected many strategic projects in cybersecurity in Malaysia while in the military service, including designing security requirements for the Strategic Command and Control Systems for the Malaysian Armed Forces, formation of Army IT Centre, formation of the Armed Forces Cyber Warfare Division.
While serving MIMOS Bhd, Professor Dato’ Husin helped to set up the Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) with a co-founder. He also helped set up and qualifies Malaysia to be the Producer Member Status of the Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Agreement. He initiated advanced and integrated digital forensics services for CyberSecurity Malaysia, by converging digital data and video analysis together. He introduced CyberSAFE programmes to schools and communities as well. He initiated and presented the idea of setting up of the National Cybersecurity Coordination Centre for Malaysia, which is now operational under the National Security Council, Malaysia known as NACSA. He also sets up control systems simulation lab for security evaluation and auditing as a service for Critical Infrastructure Organisations in Malaysia. Professor Dato’ Husin Jazri is a co-founder and the first Chair of APCERT, the founder of OIC-CERT and had provided strategic consultancies in cybersecurity to government and private sectors in Malaysia, Africa and Middle East. He is the recipient of the prestigious Harold Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 by the ISC2.Org for his outstanding works in cybersecurity globally. He has more than 30 years of combined cybersecurity work experience in secure digital communications, information security and cybersecurity and a Certified Information System Security Professional since 2002.