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How CyberSecurity Malaysia industry certification helped win 3rd place ranking: Global CyberSecurity Index 2017

AvantiKumar | July 22, 2017
CyberSecurity Malaysia’s cyber-threat landscape and local initiatives to counter surging cyber-attacks include international industry certification.

CyberSecurity Malaysia also signed a memorandum of agreement with the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) to enhance efforts towards crime prevention and better cybersecurity awareness. 

Commenting on the event, CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer Dato' Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab said: "The prevention of cyber criminal activities is the most critical aspect in the fight against cybercrime. CyberSecurity Malaysia will continue to play a more aggressive role in educating the public on cybersecurity measures. Through Malaysia Computer Emergency Response (MyCERT) and digital forensics departments, we are ready to collaborate with law enforcement agencies to ensure a more secure and safer cyberspace for all."

According to the latest statistics released by the agency, a total of 3,928 cybercrime incidents have so far been reported between January and June end 2017. 

The awards included honours for media such as Computerworld Malaysia's security coverage, which has just won the award for the third year running. Computerworld Malaysia first won the award for cybersecurity coverage at CyberSecurity Malaysia's inaugural award event in 2015, followed by two awards in 2016.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's Information Security Certification Body (ISCB) provides certification services to help Malaysian organisations elevate cyber security capability readiness in the face of escalating global cyber-attacks including the recent WannaCry and NotPetya (Petya variant) ransomware as well as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks (see below).

To see some recent local cybersecurity and awards news coverage, visit:

The latest edition of this article lives at Computerworld Malaysia.


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