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CyberSecurity Malaysia –“CyberNEWS”

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Issue 4 | Quarter 4 - 2013

CEO’s Message


We meet again through CyberNEWS publication. This is the last publication for 2013 and I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all the supports rendered to CyberSecurity Malaysia throughout the year 2013.

Apart from training programs, courses, conferences and visits by foreign organisations to CyberSecurity Malaysia, it is a norm that during the last three months CyberSecurity Malaysia often puts the finishing touches on preparation for two annual events, namely Cyber Security Malaysia Awards, Conference and Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2013 and the National Cyber Crisis Exercise (X-MAYA 5).

CSM-ACE is the premier cyber security event in Malaysia as it covers three main components; Conference, Exhibition and Awards. This year, CSM-ACE theme is Securing Cyberspace for Economic Growth. This theme was selected to reflect the importance of cyber security industry to the Nation and its contribution to the growth of Nation’s economy.

The CSM-ACE conference this year was divided into two sessions where Track 1 - Governance, Risk and Management and Track 2 – Technical. This year also witnessed CyberSAFE activities covering three main events such as CyberSAFE Ambassador Program with Girl Guide Association of Malaysia, Closing of DiGi CyberSAFE in Shools Program and the Finals of National ICT Debate 2013. Similar to the previous years, CSM-ACE 2013 was well received by both public and private sectors.

In the meantime, CSM-ACE Exhibition received encouraging participation from various organisations from cyber security industry. Through this exhibition, they were able to showcase their products and services based on latest technologies, built relationships and expanded their businesses.

Malaysia Cyber Security Awards Night was held on the last day of CSM-ACE, where CyberSecurity Malaysia recognised organisations and individuals who contributed to the growth of cyber security industry in Malaysia. 11 award recipients from 7 categories received the recognition from YB Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

CyberSecurity Malaysia also involved in organising the National Cyber Crisis Exercise or X-MAYA 5 which was held on 25 November 2013. This annual event was jointly organised with National Security Council (MKN) aimed to test the effectiveness of procedures developed under the National Cyber Crisis Management Plan through evaluation of Critical National Information Insfrastructure (CNII) agencies’ preparedness and response to cyber attacks.

X-MAYA 5 recorded highest participation in the history of the program since its inception in 2008 with participation from 98 public and private agencies who represent 10 CNII sectors. The closing ceremony of National Cyber Crisis Exercise was officiated by Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri Dato' Hj. Muhyiddin Bin Hj. Mohd Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia on 26 November 2013 at Royale Bintang Hotel, Damansara.

In line with its roles and functions, CyberSecurity Malaysia provided the infrastructure and technical support for the success of X-MAYA 5 based on the experience of organising regional cyber practical trainings with Organisation of the Islamic Conference - Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) as well as CyberSecurity Malaysia’s capability and expertise in handling various cyber security incidents through Cyber999 Help Centre and Malware Research Centre.

We hope that every events, programs and activities organised and participated by CyberSecurity Malaysia throughout the year 2013 have achieved its objectives in line with the Malaysia’s aspiration to become a developed  nation  via digital economy by 2020 through wide application of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in every aspects. Programs and events organised were part of an important initiatives to create a secured eco-system within conducive and safe cyber environment.

Lastly, I would like to wish Happy New Year 2014. Hopefully, the new year will bring a lot more benefits and success to all of us.

Thank you.
Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab
CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia

1 - 8 October 2013:
Working Visit to Ministry / Organisation Related to Cyber Security in Tallinn, Estonia and BAE Systems PLC, London, United Kingdom
2 - 8 October 2013:
Working Visit to Open Technology Real Services (OTRS) AG Headquarters (Operation Centre), Bad Homburg, Germany & Technical Discussion With Security Researcher, Berlin, Germany
3 October 2013:
Visit from National Information Technology Agency, Senegal
14 - 19 October 2013:
Working Visit to Cyber Organisation and Seoul Cyber Space Conference 2013 at Seoul, South Korea
21 - 22 October 2013:
Advanced Information Reconnaissance: Open Source Intelligence and Information Gathering Techniques Course
22 October 2013:
4th International Cyber & Economic Crimes Conference / White Color Crime: Staying One Step Ahead of the Perpetrators
23 October 2013:
Visit from Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Uganda
30 October 2013:
3rd Asia E-Commerce Conference 2013
October 2013:
Cyber Security Awareness Program – CyberSAFE in October 2013
7 - 8 November 2013:
Operation Spyglass (KL Gangster 2)
11 - 12 November 2013:
Regional Asia Information Security Exchange – RAISE Forum Meeting
12 - 14 November 2013:
Raid Operation On Diesel Abuse
13 - 14 November 2013:
Cyber Security Malaysia - Award, Conference and Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2013
18 – 20 November 2013:
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation - Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) Annual Conference and 5th Annual General Meeting
18 – 22 November 2013:
Bank Negara Malaysia Training Program
19 – 21 November 2013:
Training Program to Introduce Latest Edition of ISMS, ISO/IEC 27001:2013
25 – 27 November 2013:
National Cyber Crisis Exercise (X-MAYA 5)
28 November 2013:
Discussion with Sandi Board (Cryptography) Republic of Indonesia, Sandi Indonesia High School and Sandi Museum, Republic of Indonesia. Visit to Sandi Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
November 2013:
Cyber Security Awareness Program – CyberSAFE in November 2013
2 – 4 December 2013 :
9th General Conference Of The Council For Security Cooperation In The Asia Pacific (CSCAP)
4 – 5 December 2013 :
ICT Product Security Assessment (IPSA) Workshop
9 – 20 December 2013:
Intensive Course for Indonesian Security Incident Response Team on Internet and Infrastructure/Coordination Center (Id-SIRTII/CC)
10 December 2013:
Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony between University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and CyberSecurity Malaysia
11 - 12 December 2013:
2nd National Conference On Information Assurance 2013
16 - 19 December 2013:
Information Security Management System (ISMS) MS ISO/IEC 27001:2007 Implementation Course
30 December 2013:
Guidelines and Best Practices Development for information Security
December 2013:
CyberSecurity Awarenss Program CyberSAFE throughout the month of December 2013