Tasked to destroy old govt data


PERBADANAN Putrajaya (PPj) and CyberSecurity Malaysia (CM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which the latter will destroy government secrets privy to the former on discarded/unused computer hard-disks.

The MoU was signed between PPj president Tan Sri Samsuddin Osman and CM chief executive officer, Lt Col (Rtd) Husin Jazri recently.

Samsuddin said CM, which is the national cybersecurity specialist centre under the purview of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, was extending their services for free and would help the corporation to ensure that all old data and information privy to the corporation are destroyed completely.

When enquired if there was any leakage in government data into the hands of others, Samsuddin said the corporation was not taking any chances.

"There are fears that data and information destroyed could still be floating somewhere in cyberspace or still available in the hard-disks and could be retrieved. CM will work as a cyberspace policeman to ensure that such things do not happen," said Samsuddin.

He said when CM approached them, the corporation took the opportunity to embrace it although there were no untoward cyberspace incidences in the past.

"They would not only ensure that unwanted data and informations are completely destroyed, their services also include Internet safety, hard-disk hacking and cyberspace stalking," he added.