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CyberSecurity Malaysia gives out awards to 14 home-grown companies

AvantiKumar | Nov. 14, 2012
CSM-ACE ends with recognising the achievements of home information security sector.

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Photo -  (from left)  Datuk Hj Fadillah Yusof presented Information Security of the Year Award to Tuan Haji Safiee Haji Mohammad from HeiTech Managed Services witnessed by Zahri Hj Yunos, Acting CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

 

This year's Cyber Security Malaysia Awards, Conference and Exhibition 2012 (CSM-ACE), organised by national agency CyberSecurity Malaysia, ended with the presentation of Cyber Security awards to 14 home-grown companies.

Datuk Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof, deputy minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) presented several awards to honorees at a reception organised by CyberSecurity Malaysia.

The CSM-ACE 2012 is a forum for networking, strategic debate and knowledge sharing among local and regional ICT practitioners and communities, attended by more than 300 industry delegates.

"With the Internet, mobility and social Web, Malaysia has built a solid foundation to accelerate her journey in becoming a knowledge-based, innovation-led and high income economy by 2020," said Fadillah. "Nevertheless, cyber security is a shared responsibility and for Malaysia to embrace the global digital revolution, it is imperative that we protect our cyber space, review and reassess the security of our information systems and networks, security policies, practices and procedures. Apart from promoting cyber security awareness, we also need to focus on training and education programmes to develop the competencies, capabilities and capacities of our local cyber security professionals."

CyberSecurity Malaysia chairman General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired), said: "The awards tonight seek to recognise Malaysia's top information security professionals and organisations for their outstanding performance, excellence in best practices and significant contributions to the growth of Malaysia's dynamic ICT industry." He added: "Since its inception, we have honoured the outstanding and innovative organisations, individuals, products and services. As such, these awards continue to symbolise excellence, trust, quality and leadership particularly in the ICT security industry in Malaysia."

In addition to the Malaysia Cyber Security Awards 2012 presentation, a total of 22 organisations received certificate of appreciation under the Malaysian Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification (MyCC) Scheme. These organisations have successfully participated in the scheme and completed product certification based on the international Common Criteria (ISO/IEC15408) standard. In addition, five organisations received CyberSecurity Malaysia Information Security Management System Audit and Certification (CSM27001) Scheme certificate of appreciation, where they have successfully participated in the scheme and completed management system certification based on MS ISO/IEC 27001. 

CyberSecurity Malaysia acting chief executive officer, Zahri Hj. Yunos, said: "The MyCC Scheme is a systematic process of evaluating and certifying the security functionality of ICT products. So far, 27 ICT products have been evaluated and certified based on the international standard Common Criteria or ISO/IEC 15408. Through MyCC Scheme, end-user's confidence towards Malaysian-made ICT products will be strengthened."

Award recipients

The Malaysia Cyber Security Awards 2012 was evaluated independently by Deloitte Malaysia. There are 14 recipients out of eight Malaysia Cyber Security Awards 2012 categories as follows:

MOST INNOVATIVE INFORMATION SECURITY PROFESSIONAL
Haji Mohd Yassin bin Haji Tahir, Chief Technology Officer of Tabung Haji
Shaharil Abdul Malek, Chief Technology Officer of SCAN Associates Berhad

MOST INNOVATIVE INFORMATION SECURITY COMPANY
BAE Systems Stratsec

INFORMATION SECURITY SERVICES PROVIDER of the Year 
FIRMUS

INFORMATION SECURITY EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDER of the Year
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia (A.P.U)
EC-Council Academy

INFORMATION SECURITY OUTREACH PROVIDER of the Year
DiGi Telecommunications
Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan (Persekutuan & Negeri), Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
PUSPANITA Negara

INFORMATION SECURITY PROJECT of the Year
Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia - Business Continuity Plan Project

INFORMATION SECURITY ORGANISATION of the Year
Tabung Haji
HeiTech Managed Services

CYBERSAFE AMBASSADOR of the Year
Mohamed Sabri Sahak
Philip Ling Oon Hun

 

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