K-Economy members won Gold Award for Security at APICTA 2012


Prof. Azizah’s research student, Arash Habibi Lashkari receiving the prestigious award from Prince of Brunei.

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Azizah Abd Manaf and her team. Their research “GUI based on Steganography” won Gold Award for Security at Asia┬áPacific ICT Alliance Awards 2012 (APICTA 2012). This award is one of the outcome of an RUG project (Tier1) headed by Prof. Dr. Azizah Abdul Manaf.┬áThe Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) is an international awards program which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.

Participants of the awards program comprise members of the APICTA Alliance. They are guided by the Framework of Cooperation identifying how member-economies can work together in support of the Awards Program as well as other programs that foster development and growth of the ICT industry in the region. APICTA’s 16 member-economies include Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Entry to the awards program is open to the winners of similar awards programs in each member economy. Companies are nominated by their economy and travel to the awards where they present their solution to a panel of judges. Judges come from every member-economy which ensures a fair and equitable judging process.