Cyber crime conference begins in Cairo
Cairo, November 26, 2007
The first regional conference on cyber crime commenced in Cairo today (November 26).
The two-day regional conference will examine cyber crime in six different sessions. Experts from international and professional backgrounds in criminal and judiciary law, telecommunications, information technology and smart card technology are taking part in the event.
The event opened under the auspices of Egyptian parliament speaker Dr Ahmed Fathy Sorour.
Conference sponsor IRIS Corporation Berhad, is a global security solution provider with core expertise in the area of securing government security documents.
IRIS pioneered the world’s first electronic passport and national multi-application smart card with the implementation of the Malaysian Electronic Passport in March 1998 and MyKAD, the Malaysian Government Multi Purpose Card in April 2001.
These technologies are deployed in many countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa regions. Bahrain was the first country in the Middle East to establish an electronic identification card and chose IRIS technology for their initiative.
Topics on the agenda include: Current trends of cyber crime, Malaysia’s experience with electronic passports and the uses of smart card chips, the issues surrounding the legislation and enforcement of cyber crime.
Specific subjects such as the role of public-private partnership and international cooperation to combat cyber crime, the need for a national legal framework to cover cyber crime, and the practical implementation of enforcing legislation will be explored. – TradeArabia News Service