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Cybersecurity sector will help push Malaysia further up value chain, says MOSTI minister

AvantiKumar | March 29, 2016
18 more companies in Malaysia receive security certification from CyberSecurity Malaysia at the second ISCB Certificate Presentation ceremony and Media Appreciation awards.

CyberSecurity MY_Event_Pic 1_ISCB Cert Recipients 

Photo - Some of the industry recipients of security certification together with (second from left) YABhg General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired), Chairman Board of Directors of CyberSecurity Malaysia; (centre in dark suits, from left) Y.B. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI); YB Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation; and Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia.

 

According to Malaysia's Ministry of Science Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), a resilient cyber security ecosystem will help to push Malaysia further up the value chain.

MOSTI minister Y.B. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau made this statement during his congratulatory address at national agency CyberSecurity Malaysia's second annual ISCB (Information Security Certification Body) and media appreciation awards ceremony at KL Hilton on 22 March 2016.

As well as presenting awards to media, ministry officials presented security certification to 18 Malaysian organisations that have successfully completed Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408, Information Security Management System (ISMS) ISO/IEC 27001 and Malaysia Trustmark Service for e-business validation.

"Everything that can go digital in life, eventually will go digital," the minister said. "Safe security practices require the equal participation of both the public and private sectors."

"Securing cyberspace is a strategic matter and one that can also help elevate the economy. To help move Malaysia from being just information consumers to information producers," he said, who urged all players to cooperate to build a resilient cyberspace security infrastructure.

"These recognitions [awards and certifications] are recognised both nationally and internationally, especially the Common Criteria certifications," he said, adding that CyberSecurity Malaysia's efforts together with the industry placed Malaysia in the number 1 regionally with CyberSecurity preparedness and globally ranked number three in a 2014 report.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's Information Security Certification Body (ISCB) provides certification services against international standards and guidelines, which help Malaysian ICT products gain easier access to international markets and improve its competitiveness in the global ICT market.

 

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