A United Nations-backed global coalition against cyber-terrorism has set up its global headquarters in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Terrorism (IMPACT), a global public-private partnership aims to unite governments, industry leaders and cyber security experts in the fight against online threats.
Located in Malaysia’s IT hotbed, the seven-acre facility features four key divisions- global response, policy and international co-operation, training and skills development as well as security assurance and outreach.
It is supported by an advisory board that features leading figures from the industry and academia such as the “father of the Internet” Dr Vinton Cerf and former White House security advisor, Howard Schmidt.
IMPACT has forged a partnership with the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It will play host to ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA), which promotes international cooperation to make cyberspace safer in today’s highly networked society.
The partnership aims to develop real-time analysis, aggregation and dissemination of global cyber threat information. An early warning system capable of providing emergency response to global cyber threats is also in the pipeline.
Other key partners that have come onboard include security solutions providers such as Cisco, Kaspersky Lab and Symantec.