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ISSUE 18 | QUARTER 3 - 2017
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The Semi-Finals of the National ICT Security Discourse - CyberSAFE Challenge Trophy, Alor Setar, Kedah
4 – 9 August 2017

National ICT Security Discourse - CyberSAFE Challenge Trophy 2017 or NICTSeD, semifinal was held at Kedah State Education Technology Division, Alor Setar from 4 to 9 August 2017.

NICTSeD is one of the initiatives under the CyberSAFE in Schools program to nurture and enhance cybersecurity awareness among schoolchildren across Malaysia.

It is an annual event organized by CyberSecurity Malaysia with the support of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) as well as Educational Technology Division (BTP), Ministry of Education Malaysia.

A total of 16 schools were selected representing 16 zones throughout Malaysia in this competition that started with the preliminary round, quarter final and the semifinal.

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cyberjaya and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Aminudin Baki have qualified for the final which will be held on 13 October 2017 at Asia Pacific University (APU), Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the MOSTI National Innovation & Creative Economy 2017 (NICE).

NICTSeD 2017 semifinal were officiated by YBhg. Dato' Shaiful Hazizy bin Zainol Abidin, Political Secretary to YB Menteri Besar of Kedah Darul Aman and attended by Tuan Haji Zaidi bin Yazid, Director of BTP and Dr. Zahri Yunos, Chief Operating Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Since NICTSeD was first introduced in 2013, it has been successful in creating awareness amongst schoolchildren as well as teachers on the importance of cyber security. Additionally, it also enhances students' ability in terms of creative thinking in presenting arguments on current cyber security issues and building self-confidence.

Meetings and Workshops on the Cloud Computing Management Guidelines for Public Sector, Putrajaya
4, 8 & 9 August 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia has participated in the Meetings and Workshops on the Cloud Computing Management Guidelines for Public Sector organized by the Malaysian Chief Government Security Officer (CGSO) Office in Putrajaya.

These meetings and workshops were held to discuss matters relating to preparations and readiness as moderators in the revision workshop and the deregulation of the line of cloud-related technology related to IT security and the use of detailed information in the public sector.

In addition to CyberSecurity Malaysia, other agencies involved were MIMOS, MAMPU and NACSA.

Cloud Computing Risk, Control and Assurance Workshop, Kuala Lumpur
10 & 11 August 2017

On 10 and 11 August 2017, CyberSecurity Malaysia participated in the Cloud Computing Risk, Control and Assurance Workshop organized by WTC Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur.

The workshop was held to discuss various aspects of IT security and regulatory compliance in the implementation and development of cloud computing. In addition, the workshop also discusses issues relating to governance and cloud computing risk from a user's perspective in Malaysia as well as security measures from an audit perspective.

Karnival Kreativiti & Sciences4u@ Melaka Zon Selatan, Melaka
11 – 13 August 2017

Karnival Kreativiti & Science 4U Zon Selatan was held from 11 to 13 August 2017 at the Arena, Petanque Hang Jebat, Melaka. It is a program organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) aimed at raising public awareness on science, technology and innovation.

CyberSecurity Malaysia conducted several activities, including CyberQuest. This activity was held on 11 August 2017 at Seri Tanjong Secondary School and was participated by 50 students.

During the interactive exhibition session, CyberSecurity Malaysia promoted its functions, roles and services such as Cyber 999, Digital Forensic, Malaysia Trustmark, MyCyberSecurity Clinic and CyberSAFE Program. The #myviralvow campaign was also held to attract visitors to the CyberSecurity Malaysia exhibition booth.

Karnival Kreativiti & Science 4U was officiated by YB Datuk Wira Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.

1st Technical Workshop on Cyber Security Technology Plan for The Fourth Industrial, Putrajaya
15 August 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia has organized a technical workshop on the 4th Industrial Revolution on cyber security technology plan on 15 August 2017. The workshop was held following a Cabinet meeting to set up several ministries, including the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to develop national policy drafts and action plans on Industry 4.0.

In this regard, MITI has also set up a high-level task force headed by the Technical Working Group based on tasks such as Infrastructure and Ecosystem under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (MCM), Funding and Incentives under the Ministry of Finance (MOF), SMEs and Industries under MITI while Technology and Standards under MOSTI.

In line with that, CyberSecurity Malaysia has been appointed to lead cyber security matters. A total of 12 participants attended the workshop this day.

M-TECH Security Exchange 2017 Seminar, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
16 August 2017

On August 16, 2017, the M-Tech Security Exchange 2017 Seminar took place in Petaling Jaya. M-Security Technology Sdn. Bhd provided exposure on cloud computing technology as well as the use of latest technology in enforcement of IT security.

The seminar was also a platform for participants to exchange views on the latest trend in cyber security technologies such as adaptive smart software for threat, cloud computing and security associated with large data management and strengthening of mobile technology defense.

CyberSecurity Malaysia has provided staff with the opportunity to gather up-to-date information on cloud computing, as well as identify potential related parties to collaborate on cloud-based pioneering projects. It also helps in developing cloud computing efficiency and capabilities and identifying the latest public engineering criteria and technology.

International Cyber Security Briefing (“C0c0n-X”), Kerala, India
17 - 21 August 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia has joined the International Information Security Research Association ("C0c0n-X") organized by International Cyber Security Briefing in collaboration with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB), a non-profit-based body based in British Columbia, Canada.

The program takes place in Kerala, India. The program was a platform for participants to discuss, exchange views and information on challenges of awareness as well as the latest trends in cyber security and information. Additionally, it also serves as a venue for corporate companies, government agencies, academics, research organizations and industry players to find opportunities to collaborate to create a secure cyber eco-system.

CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Lee Hwee Hsiung, Head of Cyber Security Capacity Development Department. He has delivered a presentation entitled "Collaboration in Capacity Building for Cybercrime Management" in this program.

Certification Exam on Forensics Digital for First Responder (DFFR), Seri Kembangan, Selangor
18 August 2017

On August 18, 2017, CyberSecurity Malaysia conducted a Certification Exam on Digital Forensics for First Responder (DFFR).

DFFR certification training is offered through the CyberSecurity Malaysia training program known as CyberGURU. It is conducted to obtain pilot project data as well as to comply with the requirements of ISO / IEC 17024 standards that will enable CyberSecurity Malaysia to become a certification body for individuals.

A total of 22 participants took part in an hour examination. Data collected from this examination will enable CyberSecurity Malaysia to gain recognition from the accredited Accreditation Body.

Oversight Of Development And Testing For Common Criteria Project Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Arcsight Data Platform, California, Amerika Syarikat
20 - 31 August 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia has undergone a local testing and evaluation process for the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Arcsight Data Platform Common Criteria project in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

This test is one of the certification processes for the MyCC Scheme Certification Body (ISCB) to monitor in connection with the certification process provided by CyberSecurity Malaysia. It is also implemented to ensure that the assessment process is in accordance with the scope of the test and conforms to ISO / IEC 15408 standard.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this testing and evaluation program enables certification services under MyCC to be implemented more effectively in accordance with the established international standards.

IDS 2017 International Directors Summit, Kuala Lumpur
21 – 22 August 2017

On 21 and 22 August 2017, the Summit of IDS 2017 International Directors was organized by the Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA). The conference was held at Kuala Lumpur Conference Center and attended by 500 participants comprising of organizational directors from across Asia.

The IDS 2017 International Directors Summit was held to discuss latest issues of cyber security. Company directors attended this conference to further enhance their knowledge in strengthening business resilience in terms of cyber security.

Dr. Zahri Yunos, Chief Operating Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia was invited to become a moderator for the panel discussion entitled "IoT and the Boardroom" together with three other panelists namely Mr. Ryan Jones, Mr. Michal Golebiewski and Mr Clement Arul.

The session discussed possible collaboration between management and the board in managing strategies to create sustainable growth and value within an organization. Additionally, panelists are also focusing on impacts if cyber threats are not given due attention.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this conference has provided the opportunity to promote CyberSecurity Malaysia as a cyber security expert agency, its key role in cyber security in the international arena and identify areas of research that can be featured globally.

Seminar Galaxy Exchange : Tech Talk - "Growth and Challenges of Big Data & The Future of Privacy”, Putrajaya
24 August 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia has participated in the Galaxy Exchange Seminar: Tech Talk - "Growth and Challenges of Big Data & The Future of Privacy" on August 24 in Putrajaya.

This seminar organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) was held to support the MDEC initiatives to improve the economic status of the locals, to discuss Big Data issues and the introduction of new jobs in science and engineering data.

Additionally, the seminar also provided entrepreneurs the opportunity to identify ways to enhance digital businesses and platforms to sharpen students' talent in cyber security and enhance the skills of local workers in Manage Security Services.

Official Visit by YBhg. General Tan Sri Dato' Sri (Dr.) Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin (Retired), Director General of National Security, to CyberSecurity Malaysia
29 August 2017

On August 29, 2017, CyberSecurity Malaysia received an official visit from the Director General of National Security, YBhg. General Tan Sri Dato' Sri (Dr.) Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin (Retired) with the delegation of the National Security Council (MKN).

Delegates were welcomed by YBhg. Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia and senior management of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Briefing on the functions and roles of CyberSecurity Malaysia was held at the Board Room. In addition, corporate videos on CyberSecurity Malaysia were also featured and delegates also visited digital forensic laboratory and MyCERT.

INTERPOL Digital Forensics Expert Group Meeting, Seoul, Korea
30 August – 1 September 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended the INTERPOL Digital Forensics Expert Group Meeting on August 20, 2017 in Seoul, Korea. The annual program organized by INTERPOL in collaboration with the Korean National Police Agency focuses on initiatives to curb growing cyber criminal activity worldwide.

The three-day programs also include the International Symposium on Cybercrime Response 2017. A series of discussions on digital exhibit analysis, reporting and quality standards were conducted aimed at developing the competence and capacity of the Digital Forensic Laboratory.

It is also a platform for delegates to share experiences, gain knowledge and exchange views on the new digital forensic fields of enforcement colleagues, academics and software developers from around the world.

CyberSecurity Malaysia is represented by Tajul Josalmin Tajul Ariffin and Zainurrasyid Abdullan of the Digital Forensic Department. Tajul Josalmin Tajul Ariffin has presented a paper entitled "DFL Competency and Capacity Building in Malaysia's Landscape".

CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this program is an opportunity to strengthen the agency's position as a digital forensic expert in addition to establish good relationships with other international agencies.

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