Cyber threat: Are we ready? | New Straits Times | Malaysia General …

IN 2016, CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) reportedly detected attempts of intrusions in several local servers some of which belong to Malaysia’s Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) — government agencies, financial institutions and universities.

It means that Malaysia could not hide from malicious acts in the cyber domain, and moreover, Malaysia has been listed as among the main countries susceptible to cyber threats, according to a study by International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

In response to growing trends of securing critical infrastructure, Malaysia has gradually shielded its CNII with more systematic protection in multiple ways, which are in tandem with the National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP).

First, as part of the government’s initiative to bolster cyber defence, the National Security Council (NSC), in collaboration with CSM, organised the annual coordinated simulation exercise, X-Maya, to assess the cyber security emergency readiness and preparedness of

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