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ISSUE 19 | QUARTER 4 - 2017
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Capacity-Building for Compliance with Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System in APEC, Taipei
2 October 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended a seminar on Capacity-Building for Compliance with Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System in APEC on 2 October 2017 in Taipei. This seminar was organized by Chinese Taipei's Ministry of Economic Affairs and attended by approximately 100 participants from Chinese Taipei and the Members of the APEC economies including Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea and the United States.


This seminar was held to promote the participation of CBPR System for APEC Economies Member, discuss and share experiences in complying and implementing CBPR system. This will enable APEC Economies Member understand the possibility of becoming Accountability Agent and benefits of joining CBPR System.


CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this seminar is a continuation of E-Commerce Steering Group (ECSG) meeting under APEC during World Trustmark Alliance (WTA) in 2014 and 2015. It is to strengthen the verification of Malaysia Trustmark under Policy Domain through CBPR System which is the authentication method to measure the protection of personal data used in the commercial industry. Through CBPR System, CyberSecurity Malaysia acts as Accountability Agent to evaluate private companies regulated under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.


This seminar will also provide information on the benefits to companies that are certified under CBPR System and share information about the general requirements, challenges in terms of processes or resources involved in APEC Economies Member to become Accountability Agent, and a different approach by the Economist stated that in the process of joining CBPR APEC System.


CyberSecurity Malaysia needs to conduct a feasibility study based on the local Trustmark scheme and identify responsibilities required for relevant organizations before joining CBPR APEC System. This requires support from the Department of Protection of Personal Data Privacy as it is the Enforcement Authority in Malaysia. With this capability study, CyberSecurity Malaysia will be able to perform the Trustmark service.
Launch of Bulan Kesedaran Keselamatan Siber Sektor Awam, Putrajaya
3 October 2017

On 3 October 2017, Bulan Kesedaran Keselamatan Siber Sektor Awam 2017 was launched at the Prime Minister's office in Putrajaya. The event was attended by more than 300 civil servants and officiated by the YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ali bin Hamsa, the Chief Secretary to the Government.


Bulan Kesedaran Keselamatan Siber Sektor Awam or Cyber ​​Security Awareness in Public Sector is a program under National Cyber ​​Security Agency (NASCA) with the support and cooperation of CyberSecurity Malaysia. It was organized to raise awareness among civil servants about cyber security and highlight the importance of securing information, data or secret issue to avoid leakage among civil servants.


During the event, ‘10 Langkah Mudah Amalan Terbaik Kesedaran Keselamatan Siber’ book was launched. Meanwhile, October 2017 was declared as Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month. Agencies and government departments are encouraged to implement programs related to cyber security awareness to support these initiatives in this month.


CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this program aims to promote cyber security awareness program through CyberSAFE and support the efforts in expanding the NACSA initiative to raise awareness of cyber security, particularly in the public sector.
Launching of Malaysian Cyber Infrastructure Research and Education Network (MYREN-X), Kuala Lumpur
4 October 2017

Malaysian Cyber ​​Infrastructure Research and Education Network (MYREN-X) organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) was launched on 4 October 2017 at Dewan Tunku Canselor Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. This program was officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia and participated by the higher institutions of education, government agencies, Telekom Malaysia and students.


This program aimed to present the transformation of education without borders, allow the implementation of global education and research from a variety of angles, present comprehensive portfolio capable of "end-to-end" circuit, cloud and allow the community to work with new methods in the same accelerating research findings and promote education globally.


CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this program will allow the agency to test the MYREN-X infrastructure on the safety aspects of the application, network and systems. In addition, MYREN-X has a cloud service that seeks to be CyberSecurity Malaysia pilot project under initiatives RMK-11.
Cyber Security Malaysia – Awards, Conference & Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2017, Kuala Lumpur
9 – 12 October 2017

Cyber Security Malaysia - Awards, Conference & Exhibition or known as CSM-ACE 2017 was held on 9 to 12 October 2017. The four days event which is an annual program for CyberSecurity Malaysia with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and National Cyber ​​Security Agency (NACSA) was held at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.


CSM-ACE which reaches its ninth year has become the main platform for ​​cyber security professionals to meet, exchange views and share the ideology of technology and current issues of cyber security. It is also a platform to expand business networks and opportunities for collaboration, particularly for cybersecurity industry players locally and abroad.


There are several major components in the CSM-ACE 2017, including: -


1. Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address CSM-ACE 2017

CSM-ACE 2017 Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address was held on 10 October 2017 and officiated by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. At the ceremony, the opening speech was delivered by General Tan Sri Dato' (Dr.) Hj. Zulkiefli Mohd Zin (Retired), General Director of National Security, the National Security Council (MKN). More than 500 participants from the public and private sectors, higher education institutions and cyber security industry players were presented at the ceremony.


2. CSM-ACE 2017 Conference

CSM-ACE 2017 Conference was held on 10 October 2017. The session began with a speech from General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired), Chairman of the Board of Directors, CyberSecurity Malaysia. This one-day conference includes four panel discussions involving 19 sessions covering topics of technical and management. CSM-ACE 2017 Conference was attended by 220 participants from within and outside the country.


3. Training Program CSM-ACE 2017

In 2017, CSM-ACE continues its legacy as a platform for training programs on cyber security. The program which began on 9 October 2017 includes 11 training sessions. The training program was designed specifically to increase the abilities and efficiency in the field of cyber security in order to produce a skilled workforce that is able to deal with cyber threats. A total of 350 participants attended the training program.


4. Information Security Exhibition CSM-ACE 2017

A total of 42 organizations from local and international organizations showcased their products and services in the Information Security Exhibition held in conjunction with CSM-ACE 2017. At the exhibition area, CyberSecurity Malaysia launched "Data Hapus", a new product developed by experts in Digital Forensics Department in CyberSecurity Malaysia.


5. Malaysia Cyber Security Awards (MCSA) 2017

This event was held on 12 October 2017 and was attended by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. Six categories of awards were presented to the recipients including one special award for the contribution in the development of cyber security industry in Malaysia. Three Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) were signed by CyberSecurity Malaysia during the ceremony to develop the field of cyber security.


In addition to the main components above, CSM-ACE 2017 also involved several satellite events, including: -


1. CIO Breakfast Session

The program was held on 11 October 2017 in partnership with Firmus Technologies Sdn Bhd and FireEye. The program was led by the Senior Technical Director FireEye Asia, Steve Ledzian and attended by over 30 Chief Information Officer (CIO) from various organizations in Malaysia.


2. Forensic Readiness Seminar

Forensic Readiness Seminar was organized in collaboration with the Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) on 11 October 2017. In this seminar, Digital Forensic Laboratory of the Government of Malaysia (MyDFLab) was demonstrated to show the current state of MyDFLab through the use of the latest technologies and digital forensic tools. Over 40 participants attended the seminar.


3. The Launch of Cybersecurity Collaboration Program (CCP)

The program took place on 12 October 2017 and launched by General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired), Chairman of the Board of Directors, CyberSecurity Malaysia. CCP is a program by CyberSecurity Malaysia to establish collaboration between the government, industry players in cyber security and also the academy to strengthen cybersecurity ecosystem in Malaysia.


4. National ICT Security Discourse (NICTSeD)

NICTSeD 2017 is discourse competition organized by CyberSecurity Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of education (MOE) through the Educational Technology Division (ETD). The annual event was also supported by the industry such as BAE Systems, EC-Council and also DiGi Telecommunications. The finale was held on 13 October 2017 at Asia Pacific University (APU), Technology Park Malaysia and officiated by YB Datuk Wira Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.


CSM-ACE 2017 provided a platform for the government, industry players including private organizations as well as academia to come together, share information and ideology, and technology-related issues. In addition, CSM-ACE 2017 also provided business opportunities for cyber security industry locally and overseas to expand their business network. Through CSM-ACE, CyberSecurity Malaysia can strengthen their position as a leader in the field of cyber security in Malaysia and globally.
Malaysia Cyber Security Awards 2017, Kuala Lumpur
12 October 2017

In 2017, a total of six categories awards, including two special awards were given to cyber security professionals for their active involvement, innovative thinking, commitment, dedication, leadership and successful business strategy in the field.


List of Malaysia Cyber ​​Security Awards 2017 recipients are as follow: -  


Cyber Security Professional Of The Year

  1. Dr Suresh Ramasamy, Head, Group IT Security, Hong Leong Bank
  2. Irwan Kurnawan, Head, Information Security & Platform Management, POS Malaysia Berhad
  3. Clement Arul, Chief Executive Officer, Kaapagam Technologies Sdn Bhd
  4. Alan See, Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer, Firmus Sdn Bhd

Cyber Security Company Of The Year

  1. DNSVAULT Sdn Bhd
  2. LE Global Services Sdn Bhd

Cyber Security Outreach Provider Of The Year

  1. Jabatan Perkhidmatan Komputer Negeri Sabah
  2. Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia

Cyber Security Project Of The Year

  1. Evault Technologies Sdn Bhd (SecureMI Data Leakage Prevention Solution)
  2. SecureMetric Technology Sdn Bhd (CENTAGATE Box)

Cybersafe Professional Of The Year

  1. Tan Wan Ying
  2. Malek Baseri
  3. Mohd Fadzril Azhar Md. Fatin

Cyber Security Innovation Of The Year

  1. MSSGard by Tecforte Sdn Bhd (Product)
  2. Cyber Range Lab by Cyber Range Academy, Politeknik Mersing (Education)
  3. Securelytics New-Innovative Methodology (SNIM) for Quality Common Criteria and Security Testing by Securelytics Sdn Bhd (Service)

Cyber Security Lifetime Achievement Award

  1. YBrs. Dr. Mohamed Awang Lah
  2. YM Dato' Dr. Raja Malik Mohamed
The award presentation ceremony was graced by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.
National ICT Security Discourse Finals – CyberSAFE Challenge Trophy (NICTSeD) 2017, Kuala Lumpur
13 October 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the cooperation of the Educational Technology Division (BTD), Ministry of Education (KPM) organized Final Competition of National ICT Security Discourse or NICTSeD 2017 on 13 October at the Asia Pacific University in Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil.


NICTSeD is one of the initiatives under 'CyberSAFE™ In School' program to raise awareness on the importance of cyber security and information among school students in Malaysia. The competition is in the form of discussion and presentation of their proposal. The participants have to make comparative analysis and understand of cyber security issues such as cyber bullying, ethical use of social media and many more.


Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Aminuddin Baki from Kuala Lumpur and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cyberjaya, Selangor competed in the finals. The title for this year’s discourse is "25.51% of the parents were responsible for teaching students on how to use the Internet (National Baseline Study on Cyber ​​Security Awareness 2016). In a hypothetical situation, the parents of your schoolmates are lackadaisical towards computer security. Propose a program to acculturating these parents to be responsible Model Citizens ".


The closing ceremony was officiated by YB Datuk Wira Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. Also presented were the Director of Educational Technology, Tuan Hj Zaidi bin Yazid and Dato' Dr. Amirudin Haji Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia.


Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cyberjaya won the NICTSeD 2017 and took home the CyberSAFE Trophy and a cash prize of RM5,000.


NICTSeD which is an annual event for CyberSecurity Malaysia also received the support of the industry, including DiGi Telecommunications, BAE Systems and EC Council.
Government-University-Industry Forum and Round Table (GUIFR) Conference, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak
14 October 2017

On 14 October 2017 Government-University-Industry Forum and Round Table (GUIFR) Conference were organized by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Perak. The conference was officiated by Datuk (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, Vice-Chancellor of UTP.


GUIFR was held to discuss the effects and impact of "Triple Helix" not only to the government but also to the universities and industry. It aims to bridge the gap between the Government, higher education institutions as well as the industry, especially in the field of research. Through this program, participants can discuss various resolutions through social innovation that can impact the community.


CyberSecurity Malaysia is represented by Niroshini a/p Madi Palan from MySEF Department as a panellist at the roundtable session entitled "Impacting communities through social innovations".

Seminar on Keep Our Women and Children #CyberSAFE, Kuala Lumpur
22 October 2017

Seminar on Keep Our Women and Children #CyberSAFE organized by the National Council of Women's Organizations Malaysia (NCWO) in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia was held on 22 October 2017 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.


The seminar was attended by 1,200 participants comprising women, parents, teenagers and university students. The opening ceremony was officiated by YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister and patron of PERMATA Program.


This seminar aimed to inculcate and foster cyber security awareness among women and children on the use of ICT, challenges and threats in cyberspace. The seminar also introduced methods to reduce the impact of cyber threats emanating from various aspects such as cybercrime, cyber bullying, the use of social media and internet addiction.


This seminar introduced CyberSAFE Program at the national level where the program highlighted the importance of cyber security awareness of internet users in Malaysia.
MARA Luncheon Talk - "Control Your Technology. Don’t Let It Control You", Kuala Lumpur
25 October 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia has been invited by Majlis Amanah Rakyat or MARA to give a talk at "MARA Luncheon Talk" held on 25 October 2017 at MARA Head Office in Kuala Lumpur.


Dr. Zahri Bin Hj Yunos, Chief Operating Officer represented CyberSecurity Malaysia and delivered a talk entitled "Control Your Technology. Do not Let It Control You".


The program aimed to promote the understanding of the issues and challenges of digital media and its relationship to human psychology as well as educate the participants to be more ethical when using digital media. Over 100 participants from MARA as well as several other organizations such as KEJORA, Deaf Association Malaysia and Bank Simpanan Malaysia attended the program.


CyberSecurity Malaysia's involvement in this program is a recognition from MARA to this agency towards their expertise in the field of cyber security. This opportunity was also taken to foster cooperation and good relations with MARA in order to raise awareness regarding the use of digital media.
Adoption of Cryptography Innovation: Opportunities & Challenges Seminar, Putrajaya
26 October 2017

On 26 October 2017, CyberSecurity Malaysia organized a Seminar on Adoption of Cryptography Innovation: Opportunities & Challenges at Putrajaya.


A total of 81 participants attended the seminar involving cryptology specialists including Prof. Dr. Abderrahmane Nitaj, Professor Department of Mathematics, University of Caen, France; Prof. Dr. Xinyi Huang, Professor School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fujian Normal University, China; Prof. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Seman, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and Dr. Suriyani Ariffin, Head of Academic Management The Academic Affairs, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia.


The seminar was held to gather cryptographic experts from abroad and local and share latest cryptography research findings, create awareness, share information and discuss on the latest issues involving cryptography, strategic direction and challenges faced in this area.


This seminar strengthened the role of CyberSecurity Malaysia as the lead agency in the field of cryptology.

Standard Malaysia Forum with Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB), Bangi, Selangor
31 October – 1 November 2017

CyberSecurity Malaysia took part in the forum entitled "Standard Malaysia Forum with Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB)" on 31 October and 1 November 2017 in Bangi, Selangor.


The two-day forum, organized by Standards Malaysia Department and the Malaysian Association of Laboratory Accreditation (PMAM) provided exposure and awareness of the standard ISO 17025: 2017 that was updated and will be applied across the board in 2018.


The forum was attended by various accredited laboratories throughout the country. In addition, the forum is also a platform to foster collaboration between laboratory in Malaysia in an effort to unite the national society, provide training and instruction to laboratory personnel as well as being the official representative for all accredited laboratories in Malaysia.


CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this forum were able to increase their knowledge about standard ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 and can assist in providing effective cyber security and quality.
Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) Meeting, Berlin, Germany
24 - 27 October 2017

A Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) Meeting was held in Berlin, Germany from 24 until 27 October 2017. The meeting was attended by 28 member states of CCRA to discuss issues related to the testing and certification of IT security.


The meeting organized by the German Common Criteria Scheme (BSI) focused on methods of promoting the technical working group for the establishment of Collaboration Protection Profiles (CPPS) that are useful, realistic and recognized by the international community. The presence of each nation is a commitment and it is important to know their stand on the direction of CCRA. In addition, the meeting also discussed the importance of continuing the development of the new Protection Profile for CCRA Protection Profile compared Security Target (ST).


CyberSecurity Malaysia's participation in this meeting strengthened Malaysia's position as one of the active country in the certification of ICT products with safety features. Meanwhile, according to the order in CCRA Chairman position, Malaysia is expected to hold the position of Chairman of the CCRA in 2021.
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