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Cyber Resilience – A Shared Responsibility Among Public-Private To Mitigate Cyber Treats

By 2016-10-18Mac 9th, 2017No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR (18 October 2016) – CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), today outlined key strategies to help Malaysia’s government sector and high-growth industries achieve Cyber Resiliency.

According to the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, “Cyber resilience is a shared responsibility among all stakeholders inclusive the public and private sectors. Strategic collaborations will further boost our cyber infrastructure and processes while ultimately, make Malaysia more cyber resilient. MOSTI will continue to encourage and engage with all key sectors to promote and sustain cyber resilience.”

“To attain cyber resilience, we must acquire holistic capabilities across both risk and security management. These capabilities must enable us to execute comprehensive risk assessments, support effective surveillance, enhance incident response and strengthen internal controls spanning three critical elements: People, Process and Technology.”

YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation was speaking at the opening ceremony of Cyber Security Malaysia – Awards, Conference and Exhibition 2016 (CSM-ACE 2016).

Meanwhile, according to General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired), CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Chairman of Board of Directors, “Being resilient enables our cyber ecosystem to detect, respond, protect and recover from deliberate attacks or threats. Organizations that are cyber-resilient will stand a better chance of surviving and prospering in the new digital economy.”

“CyberSecurity Malaysia will continue to nurture a culture of cyber security awareness. It aims to achieve this by educating and offering support to strengthen Malaysian self-reliance in cyber defence technology and personnel.” added Tan Sri Azumi.

To achieve a resilient cyber ecosystem, every organization in Malaysia must implement a systematic approach in managing their information security by adopting internationally recognized standards such as MS ISO/IEC 27001/2013 standard or Information Security Management System (ISMS). This standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization.

Organizations are urged to utilize certified ICT solutions in their organizations. CyberSecurity Malaysia offers Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification (MyCC) Scheme. It is a systematic process for evaluating and certifying the security functionality of ICT products against ISO/IEC 15408 standard to ensure the infrastructure is fortified to withstand cyber-attacks.

CSM-ACE 2016 is held at The Royal Chulan Kuala Lumpur from 17 to 20 October 2016 and attended by more than 1,000 delegates. The event also supported by a 40-booth exhibition comprising 19 home-grown cyber security product and technology companies. The 3-day conference conclude with the prestigious Malaysia Cyber Security Awards 2016 Gala Dinner.