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Malaysia at risk: CyberSecurity Malaysia chief covers espionage and state level attacks

AvantiKumar | April 20, 2017
This exclusive interview with CyberSecurity Malaysia's Dato' Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab tackles themes, which are in conjunction with his opening keynote at Computerworld Malaysia Security Summit 2017.

What key takeaways do you have today?

  In essence, digital technology changes rapidly, which offer new avenues for more advanced and dangerous cyber-attacks.

Therefore, the topmost priority for the domestic cyber security preparedness is to implement an effective cyber security strategy with appropriate policies, and to extend all possible support to the other entities in their legitimate requests for cyber security co-operation.

Public-Private Partnerships can be realised by bringing together various cyber security experts to further explore suitable co-operation that may lead to strategic collaborative programs.
As a provider of specialised services on cyber security, CyberSecurity Malaysia is also offering a broad range of innovation-led programmes and initiatives to help reduce the vulnerability of digital systems and networks and strengthen Malaysia's self-reliance in cyberspace, which is vital in a globalised economy.

The sustainability of our cyber security definitely relies on inter-agency cooperation, public-private partnership and global alliance. Cyber security requires close collaborations between security practitioners, industrial players, academicians, organizations, experts and researchers for the exchange of information and expertise.

As to the way forward, it is through an adaptive approach that we hope to be able to operate within and benefit from the advantages of a secure, resilient and trusted digital environment.

 We are also working on ways to address emerging security challenges and to help the nation with high value-added services, high technology, knowledge intensive and innovation-based industries. The Government, industry, academia and individual experts should continue with the discussion on cyber security that will enable collective actions, the setting and measuring of goals and implementation within those areas, and other related priorities.
 The latest edition of this article is at Computerworld Malaysia.



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