An unquenchable faith to achieve more than the miracles of technology and the promise of future accomplishments…
Our journey started with formation of the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team or MyCERT (www.mycert.org. my) on 13 January 1997 as a unit under MIMOS Berhad (www.mimos.my). On 24 January 1998, the National Information Technology Council (NITC) chaired by the Prime Minister of Malaysia proposed for the establishment of an agency to address emerging ICT security issues in Malaysia. As a result, the National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre (NISER) was formed in 2001 as a Department in MIMOS Berhad, and MyCERT was placed under NISER.
The Cabinet Meeting on 28 September 2005, through the Joint Cabinet Notes by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) No. H609/2005 agreed to establish NISER (now known as CyberSecurity Malaysia) as a National Body to monitor the National e-Security aspect, spun-off from MIMOS Berhad to become a separate agency and incorporated as a Company Limited-by-Guarantee. On 30 March 2007, NISER was registered as a not-for-profit, Company Limited-by-Guarantee under supervision of MOSTI.
The NITC Meeting No. 1/2006 decided to implement the National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP) led by MOSTI. NISER was mandated to provide technical support for NCSP implementation and was rebranded to CyberSecurity Malaysia to reflect its wider mandate and larger role. On 20 August 2007, the Prime Minister of Malaysia officiated CyberSecurity Malaysia and launched its new logo.