On 29 June 2021, Multimedia University (MMU) and Nexagate Sdn Bhd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore an academic-industry partnership in nurturing cybersecurity experts and solid technopreneurs. The pact was signed by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, President of MMU, and Mr. Khairil Effendy Dato’ Ahmad Dhman Huri, Managing Director of Nexagate Sdn Bhd. The signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Senior Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense Malaysia, and YBhg. Datuk Hj. Rodzi Md Saad, Deputy Director-General of National Security (Security Management).
Through this partnership, both parties will explore Research and Development initiatives, Capacity Building, collaborate in strengthening the MMU Startup ecosystem, and activities that increase the level of awareness in cybersecurity within the public. Nexagate is the leading Malaysian cybersecurity consulting and services provider as well as one of Asia’s leading cybersecurity firms, which is founded by our alumni, Mr. Khairil Effendy. The MoU signing ceremony was held in conjunction with CYDES 2021 which is organised by the National Cybersecurity Agency (NACSA) alongside 4 other MoUs that were recognized as strategic and integral towards nation-building agenda.