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ISSUE 13 | QUATER 2 - 2016
Bahasa | English
JUNE 2016
5th International Cryptology and Information Security Conference (Cryptology2016), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
31 May – 2 June 2016

On May 31 to June 2, 2016, 5th International Cryptology and Information Security Conference or Cryptology 2016 took place in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

This three-day conference was organized by the Association of Cryptology Research Malaysia (MSCR) together with CyberSecurity Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). This bi-annually conference was organized since 2008 and year 2016 is its 5th conference.

This conference creates opportunities to exchange knowledge about cryptology latest development, becomes a platform to promote CyberSecurity Malaysia’s services and expertise and strengthens cooperation between higher education institutions, government agencies and research association.

80 participants including academicians and officials from government agencies participated in this conference. A total of 30 cryptography research papers were accepted. YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation officiated the ceremony.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation demonstrates its commitment and determination in the field of information security cryptography in Malaysia.

Meeting with Huawei and Hong Kong Police
2 - 3 June 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended a meeting with Huawei and Hong Kong Police in Hong Kong from June 1 to 4, 2016. This meeting which was organized by POLYCB is an initiative to combat global cyber crime and establish strategic alliances with industry leaders and international law enforcement agencies.

Lt. Col. Sazali Sukardi (Retired), Vice President of Strategic Research Division represented CyberSecurity Malaysia at this meeting.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation at this meeting strengthens its position as cyber security specialist agency through the development of cyber security awareness and technical programs. It was also an international recognition for CyberSecurity Malaysia's expertise in its effort to combat various cybercrimes.

Kursus Master Controller Siri 13/2016, Kuantan, Pahang
10 June 2016

On June 10, 2016 a Master Controller Series 13/2016 Course was organized by the Centre for Space Management (INSPRA) in INSPRA, Kuantan.

CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Lt. Col. Sazali Sukardi, Vice President of Strategic Research. He gave a talk on Cyber Warfare.

This talk exposed the participants on trends and cyber warfare that impact national cyberspace. Lt. Col. Sazali Sukardi (Retired) also took this opportunity to introduce CyberSecurity Malaysia’s roles as a specialist centre for cyber security in Malaysia, to officials from various levels of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) who participated in the talk.

INSPRA invitation is RMAF recognition towards CyberSecurity Malaysia’s expertise in the field of national cyber security.

28th Annual FIRST Conference, Seoul, Korea
12 – 17 June 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in the 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul, Korea from June 12 to 17, 2016. FIRST.Org, Inc organized this annual international conference. It brought together cyber security experts, organizations, CERT as well as CSIRT. More than 600 delegates from various countries around the world participated in this conference.

Apart from the conference, CyberSecurity Malaysia also participated in CSIRT training, FIRST Annual General Meeting and NatCSIRT International Level Meeting.

CyberSecurity Malaysia also presented "CSIRT Management Workflow: Practical Guide for Critical Infrastructure Organization" at the FIRST Conference. This presentation was led by Dr. Zahri Yunus, Chief Operating Officer and Nurul Husna Mohd Nor Hazalin from Secure Technology Services Department.

Sharifah Roziah Mohd Kassim from MyCERT also represented CyberSecurity Malaysia as a Session Chair for two presentations by Kate Gagnon of the United Nations entitled "Building an Information Sharing Nation" and Victor Ivanovsky of CERT-GIB, Russia, entitled "The Evolution of Russian Android Banking Trojan ".

CyberSecurity Malaysia's dynamic participation in the FIRST Conference increased its skills and expertise in the field of cyber security. This is also a collaborative opportunity with CSIRT teams from other countries. It increases CyberSecurity Malaysia’s reputation in the international arena.

Strategic Working Visit to Malaysia - Thailand Border Project, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Perlis
14 - 15 June 2016

On June 14 and 15, 2016, CyberSecurity Malaysia was invited to participate in a working visit together with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the Malaysian Royal Police (PDRM) to Malaysia - Thailand border. This visit aims to collect data to implement border control compliance system in its mission to be more efficient. Many areas for improvements on the existing system were identified which need to comply to Forensic Readiness Compliance.

CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by the Head of Digital Forensic Department, Mohd Zabri Adil Talib and assisted by Digital Forensic Analyst, Mohamad Zaharudin Ahmad Darus and Fakhrul Afiq Abdul Aziz.

CyberSecurity Malaysia will utilize these data for digital forensics development in order to streamline the implementation of the border control compliance system. Authorities will be able to increase border control by testing the technical systems of data transmission. In addition, the quality of CCTV system was tested as part of border control in order to curb smuggling and cross-border crime.

International Security Cyber Experts Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland
15 - 17 June 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in International Cyber Security Experts Workshop organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for three days in Geneva from June 15 to 17, 2016.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. National Security Council (NSC) also participated in this workshop.

This is United Nations (UN) initiatives to develop and restrict the distribution of cyber tools that are mistreated to become global cyber security threats. This workshop discussed various cyber tools that were mistreated in order to launch cyber attacks, including cyber espionage and surveillance, malicious code and botnets.

CyberSecurity Malaysia shared information and views on cyber tools regulation issues that are considered as a threat to global cyber security. It also aims to retain national security initiatives developed by the United Nations (UN).

The honor given to CyberSecurity Malaysia to represent the country has proven that the Government acknowledges CyberSecurity Malaysia’s role as an experti in cyber security. It also proves CyberSecurity Malaysia’s commitment and leadership towards strengthening global cyber security.

Soft Launch of CSM-ACE 2016 & Berbuka Puasa With Media, Kuala Lumpur
16 June 2016

On June 16, 2016, CSM-ACE 2016 Soft Launch was organized together with media break fasting ceremony. YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Officiated this event.

CSM-ACE 2016 Soft Launch was held to introduce and brief to the guests about CSM-ACE 2016 that will be held from 17 to 20 October 2016.

Meanwhile, break fasting with media was held to express CyberSecurity Malaysia’s gratitude towards the media support. Over 100 guests attended this ceremony. Among them are CSM-ACE 2016 strategic partners and media partners who support the organization of CSM-ACE 2016.

The ceremony also introduced to its guests, the theme for CSM-ACE 2016 which is Cyber Resilience.

This soft launch aims to publicize CSM-ACE 2016 to the public and industry, and to establish opportunities for cooperation in order to preserve cyber security industry in Malaysia.

Cyber Security Awareness Module Development Workshop for Coaches, Kuala Lumpur
20 - 21 June 2016

On June 20 and 21, 2016, a Cyber Security Awareness Module Development Workshop for Coaches was held to train 20 officials from Educational Technology Division (BTP), Ministry of Education nationwide.

This two-day workshop exposed the BTP officers who will be Coaches, on the survey mechanisms that will be conducted to collect data. These data will be used for the development of cyber security awareness modules which will be used in primary and secondary schools throughout Malaysia.

In this workshop, BTP officers were informed of the target of 256 primary schools and 267 secondary schools covering 6,500 students nationwide.

Cyber security awareness development module is a strategic collaboration between CyberSecurity Malaysia and Ministry of Education under the supervision of the Educational Technology Division. The survey will start from June 27 until July 29, 2016.

This cyber security awareness module is one of CyberSecurity Malaysia initiatives to foster a culture of positive usages and practices of Internet and computers among students. It is developed to ensure that Internet users have are ethical and prudent when using the Internet.

1st Digital Forensics Expert Group Meeting and Workshop, Madrid, Sepanyol
21 - 24 June 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in the 1st Digital Forensics Expert Group Meeting and Workshop in Madrid, Spain from June 21 to 24, 2016.

INTERPOL Digital Crime Centre (DCC) organized this meeting to further strengthen international cooperation among the experts in digital forensics with regulatory bodies, the public sector and the academia in identifying threats and find solutions to tackle cyber threats.

CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Dr. Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin, Vice President of Cyber Security Responsive Services and Mohd Zabri Adil Talib, Head of Digital Forensic Department of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

This was an opportunity for CyberSecurity Malaysia to strengthen its position as an industry leader in digital forensics in the ASEAN region, as well as to provide services related to the development of digital forensics laboratory and quality systems. CyberSecurity Malaysia also took this opportunity to exchange views and research initiatives in the field of digital forensics.

QMS Consultancy Service to Information Technology Authority (ITA), Oman
21 - 30 June 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia conducted a Quality Management System (QMS) auditing for digital forensic laboratory National Digital Forensics Laboratory, Information Technology Authority, Oman from June 21 to 30, 2016.

The auditing services are conducted by CyberSecurity Malaysia representatives, Abdul Rouf Sayuti as Lead Auditor assisted by Fauzi Mohd Darus as Technical Auditor and Alifa Ilyana Chong Abdullah as Management Auditor.

This audit conducted by CyberSecurity Malaysia demonstrates its international recognition and digital forensics experts. It strengthened CyberSecurity Malaysia’s role as a reference center for cyber security locally and internationally.

International Conference on Data Mining and Big Data, Bali, Indonesia
24 - 30 June 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in the International Conference on Data Mining and Big Data or IC-DMBD'2016 in Bali, Indonesia from June 24 to 30, 2016.

This conference was organized by Peking University, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Computational Intelligence Laboratory of Peking University and Beijing Xinghui High-Tech Corporation.

IC-DMBD'2016 showcased numerous presentations by the international scientific community on recent research data mining, and big data analytics. Out of 200 research papers that were submitted to the committee review panel, only 57 research papers were accepted and presented in this conference.

CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Mohamad Nizam Kassim, Senior Analyst of Strategic Research Department. He presented the results of research on text processing algorithms for English in social media titled "Malay Word Stemmer To Stem Standard and Slang Words in Social Media."

‘CyberSecurity Malaysia Shopping Raya’ dan Majlis Berbuka Puasa with Anak-Anak Yatim Bait Al-Amin, Parit, Perak
26 June 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia organized ‘Shopping Raya’ and Majlis Berbuka Puasa with Anak-anak Yatim (orphans) from Bait Al-Amin, Parit, Perak on June 26, 2016.

This program is an annual tradition of CyberSecurity Malaysia during the holy month of Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. 2016 is the sixth year in which this corporate social responsibility (CSR) took place. It was also held to contribute to Bait Al-Amin orphanages to celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

45 orphans aged between 5 to 17 years old were treated to break fast and raya shopping. YABhg. General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired), Chairman of the Board of Directors, CyberSecurity Malaysia presented at this ceremony. Tan Sri gave duit raya to the orphans, teachers and Bait Al Amin staff.

Meanwhile the 'shopping raya’ program with the orphanage was led by Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia at AEON Mall, Section 18, Ipoh.

CyberSecurity Malaysia is able to engage with the community and showcase its leadership qualities in the field of cyber security in Malaysia. It also reflects the CyberSecurity Malaysia’s responsibilities as a government agency.

Working Visit by the Deputy Secretary General (Science), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) to CyberSecurity Malaysia.
27 June 2016

On June 27, 2016, CyberSecurity Malaysia welcomed a visit from YBrs. Associate Professor Dr. Ramzah Dambul, Deputy Secretary General (Science), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), alongside with four officials from MOSTI's ICT Policy Division.

The purpose of this visit is to overview CyberSecurity Malaysia’s operation as well as to obtain current issues related to cyber security.

Dr. Solahuddin Shamsuddin, Chief Technology Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia MOSTI welcomed the delegation. The delegation was given a briefing on CyberSecurity Malaysia corporate video before visiting CyberSecurity Malaysia’s laboratories.

This visit enhances rapport with the Deputy Secretary General (Science) MOSTI and officials from MOSTI.

National ICT Security Discourse (NICTSED) 2016 Workshop, Putrajaya
28 - 29 June 2016

A National ICT Security Discourse (NICTSeD) 2016 workshop was held in Putrajaya from June 28 to 29, 2016.

The purpose of this workshop was to shortlist schools that will represent the state/zone to the National ICT Security Discourse: CyberSAFE Challenge Cup™ 2016.

The quarterfinals and semifinals rounds for NICTSeD 2016 will be held on August 6 to 11, 2016 in the Educational Technology Division in Terengganu. Two schools will be shortlisted to the finals that will be held in October 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.

NICTSeD 2016 received 123 entries from 16 states / zones across the country. Submission was done online through the website starting June 14, 2016. 16 schools were shortlisted to represent their state / zone respectively.

The participants of this workshop also shortlist 24 titles to compete in NICTSeD 2016, which revolve on the current cyber security issues.

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