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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

IPEC BUREAU ANNOUNCES MOU SIGNING FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ISCCC OF CHINA

Kuala Lumpur, 24 June 2014 – International PErsons Certification (IPEC) Bureau signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the strategic partnership with Information Security Certification Centre of China (ISCCC), during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) Readiness Project in Persons Certification (ISO/IEC 17024:2012), held in Jakarta, Indonesia between 14 to 16April 2014.

IPEC trusts the collaboration with ISCCC, the leading commercial arm in certification of Information Security for workforce and professionals will foresee in the promotion of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in honour of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and China.

Under the MOU, IPEC and ISCCC will build a framework of dialogue for strengthening mutual cooperative ties. With the framework, both certification organisations seek to forge a closer cooperative and collaborative relationship, wherein they could jointly consider support for those information security related projects such as Information Security Certification and Information Professional Certification that will facilitate the Asia Pacific market.“In line with the 40 years of bilateral relationship forged between Malaysia and China, IPEC aspires to expand its wings to China, the emerging superpower through related field of joined certification that will enhance our positioning in the booming Asia Pacific region and international arena,” said the Chief Executive Officer of IPEC Bureau, Dr. Juliana Lim.

“To further fortify this newly established partnership, IPEC will be attending a meeting with the management of ISCCC in Beijing’, China between 25 to 27 June. Both IPEC and ISCCC have shown intention to exchange knowledge and skills in the certification and training standards development of Information Security Certification Scheme, under the industry scope of Information Technology Management for Asia Pacific Region,” added Dr. Juliana who had earlier attended the APEC project for 3 days along with fellow APEC economies ’representatives from China, Russia, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines.

As an accredited certification body by the Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia), IPEC’s active participation in the project has only further ascertained their undivided commitment towards empowering and enhancing the human capital capabilities as well as serving the needs of the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA). IPEC was awarded by the National Standards and Accreditation Award its achievement in obtaining accreditation from Standards Malaysia in the field of certification of persons in year 2012.

In compliance with the ISO/IEC 17024 guideline, IPEC is currently engaged in developing and operating certification programs for persons involved in various platforms, such as Beauty Science, Operational & Services Excellence, Oil and Gas, Anti-Money Laundering Industry, Public Sector Management, Life Science and many more with the objective of meeting both consumer and business expectations.

“Our initiatives are driven by the mission to develop and strengthen the industry’s productivity, innovation and efficiency under the manpower transformation scheme that focuses on up-skilling and re-skilling of workforce. In correspondence with the government’s aspiration to attain the status of a high-income nation by year 2020, IPEC sees itself playing a major role in stimulating the macro societal economy that creates new employment opportunities,” she further elaborated.

IPEC’s contribution in this key project serves to provide an assurance to its stakeholders, industry committees, directors and certified members, in an attempt to build a developed nation that endorses industry best practices.

Since its establishment in 2008, IPEC via its dynamic Research and Technology Development Division has been offering unique methodologies for SME & SMI to develop industry defined competency standards that are examinable and measurable. Apart from Certification of Persons, IPEC also caters for Professional Licensing, Public Policy Management and Industry Scheme Customisation, to name a few.

ISCCC is the specialised organisation to implement information security certification, with the approval of the State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform and authorised by eight People’s Republic of China’s government authorities and ministries, including Information Work Office of State Council, Ministry of Public Security of People’s Republic of China, Ministry of State Security, Ministry of Information Industry of People’s Republic of China, State General Administration of the People’s Republic of China for Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), State Secrecy Administration, Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China(CNCA) and State Cryptography Administration. 


The Director of China ISCCC, Dr Zhang Jian (on the left) and the CEO of IPEC Bureau,
Dr. Juliana Lim at the MOU signing ceremony during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) Readiness Project in Persons Certification (ISO/IEC17024:2012), held in Jakarta, Indonesia between 14 to 16 April 2014.



Dr. Juliana Lim (seated third from the right) with fellow APEC economies’ representatives from China, Russia, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines.


For further information about IPEC CERTIFICATION BUREAU, kindly contact info@ipecbureau.org or Malaysia number +603-2026 7733.