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 www.cybersafe.my 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
- Member Country Partnership Strategy (MCPS) - CSM spearheading cybersecurity area under Reverse Linkage Program
- Assist Central Bank of Suriname to established ISMS Framework
26 November 2014
- Chairman for 2014 & 2015 Host WTA Annual General Meeting for 2014 in Malaysia during CSM-ACE
- 26 countries as WTA members
1 December 2014
- Co-Chair of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Study Group on Cyber Security
- CyberSecurity Malaysia serves as a cyber expert in CSCAP Malaysia
18 August 2015
- CyberSecurity Malaysia is the only Cybersecurity Training Provider in Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Under Kementerian Luar Negeri.
- 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
- Appointed as the Deputy Chair of APCERT
- 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.