Photo - (From left) AvantiKumar, Computerworld Malaysia Editor & Correspondent for CIO Asia, GCIO Asia & MIS Asia news channels receives the award from Datuk Wira Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation; and Dato' Hj. Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia.
National digital security specialist CyberSecurity Malaysia has honoured Computerworld Malaysia for the third consecutive year during an official IT and media presentation hosted in Putrajaya with senior officials from the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation [MOSTI].
Held at the Marriott Putrajaya (20 July 2017), the MOSTI deputy minister Y.B. Datuk Wira Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah and CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer Dato' Dr Hj Amirudin Abdul Wahab presented Computerworld Malaysia editor AvantiKumar with an award for security news coverage throughout 2016.
Computerworld Malaysia first won the award for cybersecurity coverage at CyberSecurity Malaysia's inaugural award event in 2015, followed by two awards in 2016.
In his welcome note, CyberSecurity Malaysia's chairman YAB General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi bin Mohamed (Retired) commended the role played by the recipients in increasing cyber security awareness in the country.
The media awards presentation was held in conjunction with an International Certificate Body (ISCB) awards ceremony officiated by the MOSTI deputy minister.
Incidentally, CyberSecurity Malaysia's chief executive officer Dato' Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab again opened Computerworld Malaysia Security Summit, organised by publisher Executive Networks Media, earlier this year. [See - Combatting cyberattacks with a strategic mind set: Computerworld Malaysia 11th Security Summit.
To see some recent local digital security news coverage, visit:
- Ransom DDOS attacks hit Malaysian financial firms: Experts advise action plan for IT
- WannaCry attacks: Former Malaysian hacker predicted healthcare target
- Global ransomware attacks prompt national 'WannaCry' alert from CyberSecurity Malaysia
- Crash Override, Industroyer malware: CyberSecurity Malaysia calls for critical infrastructure checks
- Why Malaysia's PIKOM has not received a single WannaCry report
- Is there a kill switch for the latest - Petya, EternalBlue related - global ransomware attack?
- 'Worrying' 96% of Malaysian companies still in cybersecurity infancy stage, IDC finds
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