Rising above expectations and seizing opportunities as we continue to embark on historic events…

Establishment of the National ICT Security & Emergency Response Centre (NISER)

13 January 1997

The Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) was established under MIMOS Berhad

24 January 1998

The Government of Malaysia through the National Information Technology Council(NITC) meeting 6/98, decided to establish the National ICT Security & Emergency Response Centre (NISER) to assist in addressing information security issues at national level

30 October 1998

Jawatankuasa IT dan Internet Kerajaan (JITIK) or Government’s Internet and IT Committee decided to place NISER under MIMOS Berhad until it is ready to be spun off as a separate entity. MyCERT became a part of NISER

28 May 1999

The Strategic Thrust Information Committee (STIC) meeting 1/99 expanded the function of NISER to include national cyber defence by “creating, monitoring, and updating the defense and security systems against cyber threats” together with other Government agencies

1 November 2000

NISER became fully operational

Milestones - NISER

10 April 2001

NISER was officially launched by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

17 July 2001

NISER organised the 1st NISER/SANS Asia Pacific Conference (the 1st professional certification program organised by NISER)

7 November 2001

NISER Panel of Experts established

29 April 2002

Launch of NISER Computer Forensic Service

19 August 2002

NISER co-founded APCERT (Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team). NISER was entrusted to represent APCERT to present the report on the establishment of APCERT during the APECTEL 26th meeting in Moscow, Russia on 19-23 August 2002

16 May 2003

NISER was accepted to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)

10 March 2003

NISER co-launched the Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) certification scheme with SIRIM. The scheme aims to provide Malaysian organisations with the opportunity to demonstrate their compliance with international standard

26 February 2004

NISER led the establishment of the 1st Working Group in Business Continuity Management in Malaysia

23 June 2005

Proposal for the collaboration of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) among the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries was adopted during the Islamic Development Bank’s Board of Governors Meeting

4 July 2005

NISER established a task force for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation - Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT). The OIC-CERT Task Force are composed of representatives from Malaysia, Pakistan, Tunisia, UAE and Nigeria

Transformation of NISER to become CyberSecurity Malaysia

28 September 2005

The Cabinet Meeting, through the Joint Cabinet Notes by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) No. H609/2005 agreed to spin off NISER from MIMOS Berhad.

14 March 2006

NISER was incorporated as a Company Limited By Guarantee. This marks the official spun off from MIMOS Berhad to become a separate agency and a National Body to monitor the National e-Security aspects, under the purview of MOSTI

1 June 2006

NISER operated independently and segregated from MIMOS Berhad

17 November 2006

Physical relocation of NISER’s operation and corporate office from MIMOS Berhad's office at Technology Park Malaysia to Sapura@Mines Building at The Mines Resort City

30 March 2007

NISER's name was changed to CyberSecurity Malaysia to better reflect its expanded role, which include coordination and implementation of the National Cyber Security Policy

20 August 2007

CyberSecurity Malaysia's logo and brand name were launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. This marked the official rebranding and transformation of NISER into CyberSecurity Malaysia

Milestones - CyberSecurity Malaysia

24 July 2008

CyberSecurity Malaysia coordinated the first National Cyber Crisis Exercise (Cyber Drill) codenamed X-Maya in collaboration with the National Security Council.

25 July 2008

CyberSecurity Malaysia obtained full certification in Information Security Management System (ISMS), ISO/IEC 27001.

8 October 2008

The Government of Malaysia appointed CyberSecurity Malaysia as the sole Certification Body for the evaluation and certification scheme based on MS ISO/IEC 15408: 2005 Information technology - Security Techniques - Evaluation Criteria for IT Security.

15 January 2009

CyberSecurity Malaysia was elected as Chair of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), thus making Malaysia the first country to chair the OIC-CERT.

7 July 2009

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia launched CyberSecurity Malaysia's Cyber999 Help Centre for the public.

8 July 2009

Created Malaysia Cyber Security Awards to honour organisational and individual contribution and commitment to cyber security. The inaugural Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2 November 2009

Official opening of the first regional office, serving the Northern Region, at the Perak Techno-Trade Centre in Ipoh, Perak.

1 December 2009

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia launched CyberSecurity Malaysia's Malware Research Centre during the World Computer Security Day celebration in Kuala Lumpur.

15 March 2010

The Security Assurance Lab obtained MS ISO/ IEC 17025:2005 accreditations on this day. This lab provides vulnerability assessment for ICT equipment and systems.

24 September 2010

The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, who is also the Minister of Education launched 'CyberSAFE in School', a cyber security awareness programme for primary and secondary students, and teachers.

26 November 2010

The Government of Malaysia appointed CyberSecurity Malaysia as the Certifier and Evaluator of Malaysia Trustmark for the private sector.

1 May 2011

Established the Information Security Management System Audit and certification Scheme (CSM27001) in support of the National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP).

27 September 2011

The Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) unanimously accepted Malaysia as a Certificate Authorizing Participant. This means that Malaysia is the first among the ASEAN member countries to become a Certificate Authorizing Member of the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408.

3 November 2011

The digital forensic laboratory of CyberSecurity Malaysia became the first forensic laboratory in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region to be accredited by ASCLD/ LAB for 'Digital & Multimedia Evidence' discipline. This accreditation is based on ISO/ IEC 17025: 2005 and the ASCLD/LAB - International 2011 supplemental requirement specifically for a digital forensics laboratory.

13 October 2012

CyberSecurity Malaysia's CyberSAFE portal won the Saramad Golden Award for "The Best Initiative in Child Online Protection" from among 148 participating organisations, during the 6th International Digital Media Fair & Festival 2012 (IDMF 2012) in Tehran, Iran.

31 December 2012

During the OIC-CERT 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) the members elected Malaysia (through CyberSecurity Malaysia) as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) Secretariat for 2013 – 2015 terms, in addition to being the Chair of the OIC-CERT.

14 January 2013

CyberSecurity Malaysia is the first organization to hold the Chairmanship of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) on behalf of Malaysia, thus making Malaysia the first country to chair the OIC-CERT

3 July 2013

Launched the Malaysia Trustmark for Private Sector (MTPS) at Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

1 September 2013

  1. Member Country Partnership Strategy (MCPS) - CSM spearheading cybersecurity area under Reverse Linkage Program
  2. Assist Central Bank of Suriname to established ISMS Framework

26 November 2014

  1. Chairman for 2014 & 2015 Host WTA Annual General Meeting for 2014 in Malaysia during CSM-ACE
  2. 26 countries as WTA members

1 December 2014

  1. Co-Chair of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Study Group on Cyber Security
  2. CyberSecurity Malaysia serves as a cyber expert in CSCAP Malaysia

18 August 2015

  1. CyberSecurity Malaysia is the only Cybersecurity Training Provider in Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Under Kementerian Luar Negeri.
  2. Inline with Malaysia Chairmanship for Asean 2015, CSM have been given a mandate to conduct the 1st Cybersecurity Capacity Building Program for Asean.

7 September 2015

  1. Appointed as the Deputy Chair of APCERT
  2. Lead Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) program for Asia Pacific CERT

18 October 2015

Received FireEye Award : Best Cyber Security Innovation Award 2015

6 May 2016

CyberSecurity Malaysia Conferred WSIS Champion Prize at the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) 2016: “Securing the Cyberspace through International Collaboration of the Computer Emergency Response Teams”


Recognized as the Top 5 Contributors to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) KPI 2016. With 123% contribution, CyberSecurity Malaysia ranked third among 30 departments within MOSTI.

9 December 2016

BSI AWARD : Receives a recognition from BSI Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd for the “Training Support Excellence Award” 2016

16 June 2017

WSIS Prize 2017 Champion for International Cooperation category for project entitled the ‘Collaborative Information Sharing Model for Malware Threats Analysis: A Case Study for the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT)’.


Recognized by the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia on NBOS Award based on various projects such as Cyber999 Coordination Service, Cyber RANGE Lab Malaysia - Next Gen Cyber Defender, Evaluation and Certification of ICT Products and Digital Forensics Reference Services.

5 - 6 June 2018

Professional Award for Development of Professional Relations in Information Security (CyberSecurity Malaysia's Chairman was conferred Russian Government's Professional Award for Development of Professional Relations in Information Security. This is an international recognition for CyberSecurity Malaysia and Tan Sri Chairman in particular)

21 – 24 October 2018

Reappointment as APCERT Steering Committee (SC) for 2018 - 2019

21 – 24 October 2018

Reappointment as APCERT Deputy Chairman for 2018 - 2019

2 October 2019

CyberSecurity Malaysia has been elected as the Chair of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). This is the second appointment as the Chair (2019 – 2020) after the first appointment in 2007. The agency remained a steering committee member since the inception and will continue till 2020.

1 October 2020

CyberSecurity Malaysia has been reappointed as the Chair of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) for the duration of 2020- 2021.

23 March 2021

CyberSecurity Malaysia launched SiberKASA, is an initiative to develop, empower, sustain and strengthen cyber security infrastructure and ecosystem in Malaysia to combat the growing complex and sophisticated cyber threats and cyber attacks.

29 September 2021

CyberSecurity Malaysia has been re-elected as a Steering Committee member (2021-2023) and the Chair of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) for 2021-2022.