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ISSUE 14 | QUATER 3 - 2016
Bahasa | English
Technical Knowledge Sharing Colloquium, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
2 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia conducted Technical Knowledge Sharing Colloquium on 2 August 2016. This annual program aimed to encourage CyberSecurity Malaysia staff to submit quality technical feature articles. Each article will be reviewed and evaluated for improvements before they are sent for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) publications.

This colloquium becomes a platform to gather technical knowledge, obtain feedbacks and exchange ideas among the CyberSecurity Malaysia staff.

CyberSecurity Malaysia through these activities can enrich the production of qualified scientific articles as a source of reference in the future. In addition, these activities also provide an opportunity for CyberSecurity Malaysia to develop and improve technical writing skills, presentation and communication.

National ICT Security Discourse: CyberSAFE Challenge Trophy 2016 (NICTSeD) Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals, Marang, Terengganu
7 – 11 August 2016

National ICT Security Discourse: CyberSAFE Challenge Trophy 2016 or in short NICTSeD quarter-finals and semi-finals was held at Terengganu Educational Technology Division in Marang, from 7 to 11 August 2016.

NICTSeD is the first school discourse competition on cyber security in Malaysia. It is organized by CyberSecurity Malaysia with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and collaboration with Educational Technology Division (ETD), Ministry of Education (MOE).

NICTSeD 2016 received preliminary entries from 123 secondary schools throughout Malaysia. Entries are accepted through online in June 2016. A total of 16 schools from the states / zones across the country were selected by panel of judges to advance to the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

During the semi-finals, Tunku Kurshiah College from Seremban, Negeri Sembilan and Sekolah Menengah Sultan Ismail from Johor Bharu, Johor managed to qualify for finals which will be held on 19 October 2016 at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with Cyber Security Malaysia - Awards, Conference and Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2016, an annual event organized by CyberSecurity Malaysia.

NICTSeD 2016 semi-final closing ceremony was officiated by YB. A. Latif bin Awang, Chairman of the Education, Science, Technology and Transformation of the Terengganu State Government.

Digital and Innovation Program Johor, Johor Bahru, Johor
12 – 14 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in the Digital and Innovation Program of Johor on 12 to 14 August 2016 at Persada, Johor Bahru. The program was organized by Unit of Science, Technology and ICT Johor State Government.

This three-day carnival targeted more than 3,000 visitors including students, teachers, parents and residents of Johor, especially around Johor Bahru.

Digital and Innovation program became an opportunity for CyberSecurity Malaysia to introduce its services through interactive exhibits and share information to individuals and organizations on cyber security. In addition, CyberSAFE Quest was also organized. 50 high school students around Johor Bahru participated in this activity.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this program shows its initiative and commitment in cyber security field towards general public especially the Internet users in Malaysia.

ELM SME Seminar, Kuala Lumpur
13 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended ELM SME Seminar organized by HELP University at HELP University Wisma on 13 August 2016. This seminar aimed to expose and explain about cyber laws, cyber crime and cyber security to participants that consist of higher management officials.

Lt. Col. Sazali Sukardi (Retired), Senior Vice President, Division of Strategic Research, represented CyberSecurity Malaysia and delivered a talk entitled "Cyber Security For Industry".

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this seminar was an opportunity to share information and knowledge related to cyber security and cyber crime which have become a major threat in the country. It further strengthened CyberSecurity Malaysia's role as a lead agency in the field of cyber security.

Visit by ICT Institutions, Banking and Finance of Russia to CyberSecurity Malaysia
15 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia welcomed a visit from ICT Institutions, Banking and Finance of Russia on 15 August 2016. Yuri Malinin, Director of the Academy of Informational Systems (AIS), a body of leading financial institutions and ICT in Russia led the delegates of 19 people.

This visit aimed to provide exposure about cyber security in the financial landscape in Malaysia and to learn methods to prevent banking system from cyber threats. This visit became a platform to share Malaysia's experience in handling cyber security incidents as well as effective control methods. Delegates also were informed about training programs and services offered by CyberSecurity Malaysia.

During the visit, CyberSecurity Malaysia and AIS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering areas related to cyber security incident management, digital forensics, risk management, training and awareness of cyber security and research and development of cyber security.

Apart from CyberSecurity Malaysia, the Russian delegation also visited the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), the Attorney General of Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Standard Chartered Bank.

This visit has successfully expanded the strategic cooperation between the two countries in the field of cyber security, especially in the financial sector. Visit from Russian delegation is seen as recognition from the great powers of the world towards the expertise and skills of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

8th ASEAN Forensic Society Network (AFSN) Annual Meeting & Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand
16 - 19 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended the 8th ASEAN Forensic Society Network (FSN) Annual Meeting & Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand on 16 to 19 August 2016.

ASEAN Forensic Science Network (AFSN) is a body consisting of scientists in the field of forensics. This meeting was a platform to share knowledge and discuss issues on forensics. AFSN consists of ASEAN countries such as Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam. CyberSecurity Malaysia is a member of the FSN since four years ago.

General Paiboon Khumchaya, Chief Minister of the Department of Justice, Thailand officiated this three-day meeting and symposiums. CyberSecurity Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Malaysia Chemical Department attended this program.

Dr. Solahuddin Shamsuddin, Chief Technology Officer led the delegation from CyberSecurity Malaysia. CyberSecurity Malaysia officials presented their findings during the symposium. They are Sarah Khadijah Taylor - "Forensic Analysis On The MH370 Captain's Flight Simulator", Mohd Fadzlee Sulaiman - "Android Malware Assessment for Taking Down Control And Command (C2) Serve", Mohd Zaharudin Darus - "Analysis On Color Information Verification for Color Content-Based CCTV", Tajul Josalmin Tajul Ariffin - "Forensic Readiness in CCTV: Obtaining the optimum quality for a CCTV syste" and Mohd Sharizuan Mohd Omar - "Comparative Study On the Quality Of Automatic Speaker Recognition From Various online data Evidence ".

Various forensic findings were presented at the meeting and symposium by other delegates from member countries. The information obtained is used by the delegates to solve forensics problems in their respective countries. In 2017, meetings and symposium will be held in Indonesia.

US-Singapore Third Country Training Programme on Cybersecurity for ASEAN countries, Singapore
16 – 18 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended United State - Singapore Third Country Training Programme held in Singapore on 16 to 18 August 2016.

This three-day program was organized by the Singapore Agency Cyber Security under the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP), which was established to carry out technical assistance programs sponsored by the Singapore government.

This program aimed to enable each ASEAN countries to share their expertise and to strengthen cooperation in the field of cyber security. Furthermore, it aimed to build strong network to overcome issues, risks, threats and cybercrime among the ASEAN countries.

31 officers from various fields of expertise in cyber security from ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam attended the training program.

Lt. Col. Mustaffa Ahmad (Retired), Senior Vice President, Outreach and Capacity Building Division led CyberSecurity Malaysia's delegation. Jazannul Azriq Aripin from Department of Outreach and Corporate Communications and Marziaton Omar from Government Relations Department attended the training.

CyberSecurity Malaysia has strengthened its position as a cyber security industry expert agency in ASEAN.

The 14th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2016), Phuket, Thailand
22 – 26 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended the 14th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2016) in Phuket, Thailand on 22 to 26 August 2016.

PRICAI 2016 was organized by Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University (SIIT, TU), Thammasat University (TU), Prince of Songkla University, Thailand National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and also Artificial Intelligence Association of Thailand (AIAT). It was a biennial international event that focuses on the theories of Artificial Intelligence, technology and their application in the area of economic and social importance for the countries in the Pacific Rim.

This event gathered scholars and researchers in various fields of science and industry for intellectual exchange, research collaboration and professional development. More than 250 research papers submitted to the evaluation committee and only 30 % of research papers were accepted for presentation at this conference.

Mohamad Nizam Kassim from Strategic Research Department represented CyberSecurity Malaysia and delivered his research entitled "Enhanced Application Rules Order to Stem Affixation, reduplication and Compounding Words in Malay Texts".

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this event has strengthened its position as a leading organization in the field of cyber security in the Asia Pacific region.

International Big Data Analytic Workshop 2016, Johor Bahru, Johor
23 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in the International Big Data Analytic Workshop 2016 in Johor Bahru, Johor on 23 August 2016.

Big Data Center, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Skudai Johor organized this workshop. The theme was "Towards Dimension Data Science Information Economy". Delegates from higher education institutions, government agencies and local and international industry attended the workshop. This became a platform for researchers to share information, expertise and experience on computing Big Data.

Dr. Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin, Senior Vice President , Division of Cyber Security Response Services represented CyberSecurity Malaysia and delivered a presentation entitled "CyberDEF : Detection, Eradication and Forensic Analysis of Cyber Threats By Exploring Big Data Technology".

CyberSecurity Malaysia portrayed its continuous commitment of in the field of cyber security, in addition to further consolidate its position as a reference center for cyber security and digital forensics internationally.

HIMSS Healthcare Cyber Security Symposium 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
23 August 2016

On 23 August 2016, CyberSecurity Malaysia attended HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Healthcare Cyber Security Symposium 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific is a non-profit organization that focuses on efforts to optimize the result of health relationship using the information technology. This one-day program was attended by IT professionals in the healthcare sector and schools from all over the world.

Mohd Zabri Adil Talib, Head of Digital Forensics, CyberSecurity Malaysia became one of the panellists at the forum session that discussed "A View from the Experts : Ransomware Best Practices and How to Ready Your Organization for the Next Significant Cyber Threat with Emergency Preparedness Exercises".

This forum became an opportunity for CyberSecurity Malaysia to share information and experiences related to cyber security technology and digital forensics. In addition, CyberSecurity Malaysia expanded its professional networks with IT professionals in the healthcare sector.

CyberSecurity Malaysia Strategy Roadmap Workshop, Bangi, Selangor
26 – 27 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia organized a Strategy Roadmap Workshop on 26 and 27 August 2016 at Bangi, Putrajaya.

31 participants consists of senior officials of CyberSecurity Malaysia attended the workshop. Among the agenda of the workshop are to present the current status of the new strategy and action plan and to review the vision and mission of CyberSecurity Malaysia through the exchange of opinions and gap analysis. These will be integrated into the development of the Strategy Roadmap 2.0. It also aimed to gain insights and instruction from the management on current developments and CyberSecurity Malaysia future upgrades.

The results of the discussion and presentation during the workshop will be coordinated and incorporated into the Strategy Roadmap 2.0 to determine CyberSecurity Malaysia direction and for years after 2020.

CyberSecurity Malaysia Strategy Roadmap was developed in 2007. It includes a vision, mission, strategic direction, strategic goals and key result areas. Strategy Roadmap 1.0 will end in 2020.

Work Visit and Meeting with MAHER-Iran National CERT & CyberSecurity Malaysia, Tehran, Iran
28 – 30 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia conducted a work visit and meeting with MAHER-CERT in Tehran, Iran on 28 to 30 August 2016.

CyberSecurity Malaysia visited Mobile Telecommunications of Iran (MCI) CERT to view the policies and incident response procedures, and data security infrastructure developed by that agency. CyberSecurity Malaysia also discussed about ICT security with CERT MAHER, a national organization of cybersecurity Iran.

During the visit, CyberSecurity Malaysia delivered a presentation on activities related to cyber security incident response and case studies that were conducted by the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT). In addition, they introduced CyberSecurity Malaysia services, such as digital forensics.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's involvement increased its visibility in the international . This was a recognition towards its expertise, skills and experience in the field of cyber security. Indeed, it also strengthened cooperation between Malaysia and Iran.

Executive Education Program for ASEAN Senior Policy Makers: The Changing World of Payments: Implications for Policy Making & Regulation at AXA University, Singapore
28 - 31 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in the Executive Education Program for ASEAN Senior Policy Makers: The Changing World of Payments: Implications for Policy Making and Regulation in AXA University Campus, Singapore on 28 to 31 August 2016. Visa and Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) organized this program.

Maslina Daud, Senior Vice President, Cyber Security Proactive Services Division represented CyberSecurity Malaysia. 80 participants from ASEAN countries attended the program which targeted law enforcement from the financial sector. Apart from CyberSecurity Malaysia, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and VISA Malaysia also attended the program.

This executive learning program for the financial sector in ASEAN countries exposed the participants to trends and business model driven by innovation in the field of payments.

Participants were able to increase knowledge and awareness on the latest global electronic payment landscape. Furthermore, they understood the methods of policy makers, risk controlling, and internal policy skill construction including the importance of inter-agency cooperation.

Although this program focused on the financial sector, the knowledge obtained from this program is critical for CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Working Visit from Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford to CyberSecurity Malaysia
29 August 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia welcomed a visit from Ms. Lara Pace, Knowledge Exchange Manager and Professor Michael Goldsmith, Senior Research Fellow of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom on 29 August 2016.

The purpose of the visit was to learn about CyberSecurity Malaysia role and function especially the professional training programs it provided.

Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia chaired the meeting and briefed about CyberSecurity Malaysia. The visit was an opportunity to discuss bilateral cooperation between CyberSecurity Malaysia and GCSCC Oxford Martin School in the field of ICT security.

Workshop on Development Documentation Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) # 1, Putrajaya
30 August 2016

First Development Documentation Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) workshop took place on 30 August 2016, in Putrajaya.

This workshop is one of the workshops conducted to help Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) to develop a document, based on ISO 22301 standards. This workshop aimed to identify the information required from Clause 4, "Context of the Organization" for ISO 22301 Standard. This information is important to understand organizational context to determine the scope of Business Continuity Management System in MAMPU.

20 participants from various departments in MAMPU attended this one-day session.

This workshop is important to minimize the impact on agencies under the national critical information infrastructure (CNII) when disruption or disaster such as the lack of electricity, floods and so on happens.

18th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Security (ICKMIS) 2016 Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
30 - 31 August 2016

On 30 and 31 August 2016, CyberSecurity Malaysia has attended the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Security 2016 which took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

The two-day conference was organized by International Economics and Management Engineering Committee. The conference gathered experts and scientists, researchers and scholars research to exchange and share experiences and research outcomes on the aspects of Knowledge Management and Information Security.

CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Wan Shafiuddin Wan Zainudin, Head of Information Security Certification Body. He also made a presentation based on a journal entitled CyberSecurity Malaysia: Towards Being a Certification Body for Entry-Level Cyber Security Practitioner. It is remarkable that the journal was selected as the 'Best Paper' at the conference.

CyberSecurity Malaysia presence and the conferment of the best journal has lift up and strengthen the positioning of CyberSecurity Malaysia as the leader in cyber security industry in South East Asia region.

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