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    Great strides made in national cyber security measures, says NSC DG


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s efforts in strengthening cyber security have reached new heights with the establishment of the National Cyber Security Agency (Nacsa) in 2017, demonstrating its commitment to safeguarding critical infrastructure.

    National Security Council (NSC) director-general Raja Datuk Nushirwan Zainal Abidin emphasized that Nacsa plays a central role in coordinating cyber security efforts. It focuses on information sharing, guidance provision, and policy development to enhance Malaysia’s resilience against cyber threats.

    Moreover, he stressed that achieving cyber resilience demands a holistic approach that goes beyond government efforts. It requires the involvement of all stakeholders, including government, industry, academia, and civil society. This collaborative endeavor aims to strengthen collective cybersecurity capabilities, forming what he calls a “quadruple helix.”

    According to Raja Datuk Nushirwan, cyber threats come in varying forms. Geopolitical conflicts and tensions can spill over into the digital sphere, resulting in cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure. Additionally, cyber criminals perpetrate schemes aimed at causing institutional instability. Furthermore, threats can also arise from individual carelessness while navigating cyberspace.

    The Malaysia Cyber Security Ecosystem Symposium 2023, held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec), serves as a platform to address these concerns. The symposium, which coincides with the Cyber Defence & Security Exhibition and Conference (CYDES) 2023, showcases cutting-edge security technologies, innovations, and specialist products and solutions from both local and international companies.

    Raja Nushirwan highlighted the importance of awareness in cyber security endeavors. The culture of security consciousness must be fostered across all sectors, equipping individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the digital landscape safely. By raising awareness about cyber risks, promoting best practices, and emphasizing cyber hygiene, Malaysians can actively participate in fortifying the nation’s digital defenses.

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    Furthermore, he reiterated the significance of upholding fundamental principles and norms in cyberspace as Malaysians navigate the complexities of cybersecurity. He emphasized the need to adhere to internationally accepted norms and participate in cyber diplomacy to shape the global landscape and contribute to the development of responsible and cooperative cyber security frameworks.

    The CYDES 2023 event, themed “Building Cyber Resilience: Safeguarding The Digital Future,” will conclude on Thursday (July 13). The event brings together 200 exhibitors from 15 countries and features 50 eminent personalities in the field of cyber security. – Bernama

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