Message from CEO


Assalamualaikum WBT and Salam Sejahtera.

Once again, we meet in the first quarter of 2021 CyberNEWS publication.

We all knew that the country faced a huge crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck early 2020. The outbreak essentially changed everyone’s life globally including Malaysian. New normal practices, lifestyles and cultures were introduced and become the cornerstone of our daily affairs.

During this period, we saw a significant increase in the use of technology and the Internet due to the movement restrictions that force citizen to stay at home. Eventually, cyber security is now a major concern by various parties. CyberSecurity Malaysia took this opportunity to promote its expertise as a specialist agency and provider of technical assistance services and introduce its products to the citizen. CyberSecurity Malaysia also continue its efforts in ensuring the country’s continuous development in cyber security field.

Following its achievement in 2020, CyberSecurity Malaysia progressively built on its mandate and trust through the implementation of various programs, national and at regional levels. The organisation participated in various events and programmes to ensure cyber security industry in Malaysia deliver optimum performance and are prepared to prevent threats and cyber-attacks that dynamically increased and sophisticated.

In the first quarter of 2021, eventhough the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia is ongoing, CyberSecurity Malaysia actively participated in several programmes. Among the programmes are the CyberSAFE ™ in School Workshop with the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE), 18th Bhurban International Conference, celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 with the theme 'Cyber Ethics' as well as the launch of the SiberKASA, an initiative to develop and strengthen cyber security in Malaysia.

Furthermore, the organisation hosted a series of ‘Bicara Etika Siber’ webinars to promote cyber security awareness. CyberSecurity Malaysia also appeared on several media programs such as 'Temu Minda' on TV1 RTM hosted by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Dato 'Saifuddin Abdullah in conjunction with Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 entitled 'Cyber Threat - Is Malaysia Ready?'.

In addition, in March 2021, CyberSecurity Malaysia Collaboration Program (CCP) organised Cyber Security Dialogue with the Industry on the same day as the launch of CyberSAFETM L.I.V.E Gallery, first cybersecurity gallery in Malaysia.

CyberSecurity Malaysia also signed several Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with different parties to further strengthen cyber security infrastructure in Malaysia. Among them are, Agensi Kredit dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK), Management & Science University (MSU), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMK) and an MoU with Celcom Axiata Berhad and Huawei Malaysia on the establishment of a 5G testing laboratory.

Today, the COVID-19 pandemic is still plaguing the country. Therefore we urge the people to practice adapting this new normal and maintain positive and ethical utilization of technology and the Internet.

Our high dependency on technology and the Internet open up opportunities for cyber criminals to implement their modus operandi. Therefore, society needs to be vigilant to avoid becoming cyber crimes victim. We are fully responsible as nation's critical agent in combating cyber threats and crimes.

I hope this CyberNEWS publication provide sufficient knowledge and useful information to everyone. All of us in CyberSecurity Malaysia will continue to be committed and proactive in providing optimal services to furtehr develop cyber security infrastructure in Malaysia.

We anticipate all cyber security knowledge to be widely spread nationwide starting with your family and friends. Happy reading.

Thank you.

Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab FASc
Chief Executive Officer