Sangfor Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity and cloud computing solutions, has announced strategic partnerships with DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia (DRBHU) and Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) to advance cybersecurity education and meet the increasing demand for skilled professionals in Malaysia and beyond.

The partnership with DRBHU was formalized on June 5 during a ceremony at its Pekan Pahang campus. Prof. Dato’ Sr. Dr. Haji Omar Haji Osman, Vice Chancellor of DRB-HICOM University, and Mr. Muyang Lyu, Business Director of Industry and Education Integration at Sangfor Technologies, signed the agreement.

A day later, on June 6, Sangfor further expanded its educational collaborations by signing an agreement with Infrastructure University at the Corporate Office of Protasco Bhd, owner of IUKL. The signatories were Mr. Lenny Chong Ther Zern, Executive Director of IUKL and Mr. Muyang Lyu.

The events were also attended by Ms. Iris Xu, Business Director of Government and Enterprise Cooperation at Sangfor Technologies; executives from Sangfor Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd including Mr. Jeffrey Zhang, General Manager; Mr. Kane Liu, Deputy General Manager; and Mr. Chenhau Yang, Sales Director, along with senior leaders of respective universities.

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DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia (DRBHU) Signing Ceremony

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DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia (DRBHU) Group Photo

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Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) Signing Ceremony

Strengthening Educational Ties

The partnerships are part of Sangfor’s broader initiative to strengthen global educational connections. The company has a strong track record in industry-education cooperation, having partnered with over 600 Chinese universities through its Industry Education Center. By leveraging the collective expertise and resources, Sangfor aims to support the development of high-quality cybersecurity education and training programs.

We are thrilled about our partnerships with DRB-HICOM University and Infrastructure University. These collaborations will help bridge the gap between academia and industry, driving innovation and talent development.

Iris Xu, Business Director of Government and Enterprise Cooperation at Sangfor Technologies

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman expressed enthusiasm about the agreement,

DRBHU is excited to join hands with Sangfor Technologies. This partnership aligns with our mission to provide our students and staff with unparalleled opportunities for growth, learning, and innovation in the automotive and IT fields.

Lenny Chong emphasized the importance of the partnership, stating,

We are delighted to collaborate with Sangfor Technologies. This partnership is a significant milestone in our educational journey. Together, we will engage in research collaborations, focusing on academic research and online seminars. Additionally, we aim to establish a talent development base and facilitate student exchanges. These initiatives will enhance education and training, creating a mutually beneficial relationship that advances our shared vision of fostering talent and contributing to the academic community.

Jeffrey Zhang highlighted the company’s long-standing presence in Malaysia.

Since establishing our Kuala Lumpur office in 2010, we have built partnerships with over a thousand local channel partners, providing professional services to thousands of customers. Our team, comprising 90% local talent, works tirelessly to address the cybersecurity needs of the region. However, we foresee a growing need for cybersecurity professionals as our operations expand. These partnerships will help fill this talent gap by training the next generation of experts.

Collaborative Goals

The cooperation agreements outline key initiatives to enhance cybersecurity education and foster international collaboration: These include:

  • Malaysian Branch of the Cybersecurity Academy: Establish a dedicated academy offering specialized training programs.
  • Professional Development and International Exchange: Facilitate faculty training, exchange programs, and collaborative research.
  • Student Exchange Programs: Offer students short-term exchange opportunities for international experience and academic credits.
  • International Conferences and Competitions: Organize events for students to showcase their skills and innovations.
  • Quality Course Resources: Develop high-quality educational materials incorporating the latest industry trends and technologies.
  • Vocational Skills Training: Implement vocational training programs to prepare students for the workforce.

Looking Ahead

Through these strategic partnerships, Sangfor is committed to enhancing the educational experience and addressing the talent gap in the cybersecurity industry. The signing ceremonies mark the beginning of a promising journey for Sangfor, DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia, and Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur. Together, they will work towards creating a brighter future for cybersecurity education and developing a new generation of skilled professionals ready to tackle the challenges of the digital age.

About Sangfor Technologies

Sangfor Technologies is a global leader in cybersecurity, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure, providing fully integrated and AI-driven solutions. Founded in 2000 and publicly listed since 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor serves over 100,000 customers worldwide, including Fortune Global 500 companies, government institutions, universities, and healthcare organizations. With over 9,500 employees and more than 60 branch offices across APAC, EMEA, and LATAM, the company is committed to delivering on its mission to Make Your Digital Transformation Simpler and Secure. Visit www.sangfor.com to learn more.

About DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia

Since its humble beginning as International College of Automotive (ICAM) in April 2010, DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia became a full-fledged university in October 2015. Operating from a well facilitated 42-acre campus strategically located in the DRB-HICOM Automotive Complex in Pekan, the university now houses two faculties namely the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and Faculty of Business & Management.  Currently, the university offers 25 programmes from diploma, degree and post-graduate studies with emphasize on the automotive eco-system.

About Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Being in the education industry for more than 20 years, IUKL has been providing quality education and excellent professional services in various fields. IUKL was rated 5 stars for the Teaching and Facilities category in the latest 2020 QS Rating System and the only Infrastructure University in Malaysia and IUKL would like to champion itself in the area of infrastructure. IUKL believes that ‘infrastructure’ is not only restricted to buildings, construction and technologies, but also includes soft ‘infrastructure’ such as communication, language skills, commerce and information technology.

 

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