Saturday, 2 June 2012

Digital Forensics in Malaysia

If you wonder what’s going on in Malaysia regarding Digital Forensics, there is a publication on it [1] by The paper was written in 2008, when digital forensics was a big ‘phenomenon’ in Malaysia.

Basically, it covered the legal framework and digital forensics operation in Malaysia.

Personally, I think this paper is important as to inform people around the world on Malaysia’s experience in this field.

When I lectured in Australia or in the UK, some of them unaware that Malaysia has digital forensics capabilities.

In fact, for your information, we had assisted Maldives’s police on one of their case.

Well, this is not to say who is good or who is bad, this notion never came across in my heart.

But most importantly is for us to work together to fight against cybercrimes. They are well coordinated and working together as one.

As a sequel or continuation, I’ve written again this year, 2012, that analysed the cyber crimes and cyber related crimes, the challenges, operation strategies, research initiatives, achievements and lastly with the proposal of a Digital Forensics Institute in Malaysia as the way forward.

This paper will be the ‘blueprint’ for my research efforts in years to come.

More technical papers will ensue based on it.

But, time is really against me.

A chat with Y.B. Senator Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon (Minister in the Prime Minister Office) on Digital Forensics in Malaysia.

[1] Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin and Izwan Iskandar Ishak, ‘Digital Forensics in Malaysia’, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review 5 (2008), 161-165.

Below are some of the photos taken during VVIPs visit to Digital Forensics Department booth. It was on the day of CyberSecurity Malaysia launching by the Prime Minister, YAB Dato' Seri Abdullah Bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, 20 August 2007.

The PM was gesturing something (, watched by Y.B. Dato' Sri Dr. Ir. Jamaluddin Mohd. Jarjis and my CEO, Y.Bhg. Dato' Husin Jazri.

Y.B. Dato' Seri Kong Cho Ha (Transport Minister) was briefed on Digital Forensics in Malaysia. My CEO, Y.Bhg. Dato' Husin Jazri was next to him.

Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali, Chairman
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), was briefed on Digital Forensics in Malaysia. My COO, Encik Zahri Yunos was next to him.