Bukit Jalil, 22 September 2016 – MOSTI throught its agency Cybersecurity Malaysia has entered into a pioneering partnership with Standard Chartered Bank with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to combat cyber threats and further strengthen the country’s overall cyber security posture.

The ceremony was witnessed by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation at Wisma Scope International in Bukit Jalil today.

The MoU will see, as a key priority, Scope International and CyberSecurity Malaysia collaborate in the continued development of cyber security talent in Malaysia, through national level initiatives.

Further areas of collaboration will include threat intelligence and forensic technique knowledge sharing and educating the general public in themes centred around cyber-safety.

KUALA LUMPUR, (08 September 2016) – Cyber Range Malaysia, a virtual environment used for cyber technology development and cyber warfare training launched by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation today.

“With the launch of Cyber Range Malaysia, organizations can now utilize state-of-the-art facilities to simulate cyber-attacks. This testing and validating of their systems should result in greater resilience of their critical network infrastructure and operations. Cyber Range Malaysia utilises technologies similar to some of the largest cyber ranges around the world such as the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency National Range.” said YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Cyber Range Malaysia was developed under a public-private collaboration among CyberSecurity Malaysia, the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and Cyber Intelligence Sdn. Bhd.

The establishment of Cyber Range Malaysia also provides an education and training platform for Malaysia to introduce Certified Cyber Defender Associate (CCDA) courses for network administrators, information security officers and C-level information technology professionals. According to Minister, YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, MOSTI’s agency – CyberSecurity Malaysia – targets to train and certify 10,000 cyber security professionals by 2020 because it is vital to develop a strong pool of cyber security talent in order to build a dynamic cyber security eco-system that can support Malaysia’s transformation into a high income digital economy.

“With Cyber Range Malaysia, we hope to encourage more to join the profession as well as enable cyber security professionals to hone their skills and stay a step ahead in the ever-evolving cyber security landscape.” The Minister added.

The Cyber Range Malaysia is developed by CyberSecurity Malaysia in collaboration with IIUM, a premier Global Islamic University; and Cyber Intelligence Sdn. Bhd., a home-grown cyber security solution and service provider.

YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin, Rector of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) said: “the collaboration between CyberSecurity Malaysia and IIUM’s has resulted in the formation of the CSM-IIUM Cyber Security Center of Excellence (CoE), where Cyber Range Malaysia is one of its product. IIUM is proud to host Cyber Range Malaysia that will churn out Malaysian Cyber Defenders to protect our country’s organisations and enterprises network, through its training and services. This will eventually lead to our nation’s strategic initiative on self-reliance.”

YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation officiated the launching ceremony today at the Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT), IIUM Campus, Gombak Selangor, Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, 30 Ogos – Juara Kejohanan Roket Kebangsaan 2016 (KRK2016) bakal mewakili Malaysia dalam Water Rocket Event peringkat Asia Pasifik bersempena dengan Persidangan Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) ke-23 di Laguna, Filipina.

“Penyertaan pelajar ke peringkat antarabangsa akan dapat meningkatkan pengetahuan dan minat pelajar dalam jangka masa panjang seterusnya menyumbang kepada peningkatan peratusan pemilihan Sains, Teknologi, Kejuruteraan dan Matematik (STEM) di kalangan para pelajar” ujar Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau.

Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau juga menyatakan harapan kepada wakil Malaysia untuk mengulangi kejayaan muncul sebagai juara dalam pertandingan tersebut pada tahun 2014.

Juara turut membawa pulang Piala Pusingan Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi serta sebuah Teleskop Celestron Nextstar4SE dan wang tunai RM1,500. Naib Johan akan menerima Sijil Kecemerlangan, Plak, Pingat manakala guru pengiring akan menerima Sijil Penghargaan dan sebuah Teleskop Levenhuk Strike 1000 Pro serta wang tunai RM1,000. Tempat ketiga akan menerima Teleskop Skywatcher Skymax90 dan wang tunai RM 500.

Turut menerima hadiah pada kejohanan yang bertemakan Rocket Science ini adalah Pemenang Kategori Pembentangan Terbaik, Kategori Sasaran Terbaik, Kategori Payload Terbaik dan Kategori Roket Bahan Api Pepejal (Solid-Fuel Rocket). Hadiah berupa plak, pingat dan sijil kecemerlangan bagi setiap kategori.