By: Shah Ahmed Farouq

Shah Alam: Reinforcing cyber security outreach to all levels of society is one of the priority under the six thrust in the new Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint stated by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin during the launch of the event.

This initiative aims to develop a multi-pronged and sustained cyber security awareness programme through People-Private-Public Partnership approach.

Several programmes and activities are done ensure that the govern efforts are concerted and continuous.

The several efforts are making activities during the cyber security month, promoting CyberSafe website, developing guidelines for users of digital and online applications, and encouraging the private sector to include cyber security training in human capital development.

Besides that, the government will look to strengthen law enforcement and governance for cyber security.

“Cyber and data security are definitely among the government’s main focus in realizing the vision for a nation of digital technology.”

“Public data will be handled sparingly based on security standards set by the government through the implementing agency, the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA).”

“Here I would like to assure you that the Government is very committed in monitoring the security of the data management system to avoid any future cyber threats,” he explained.

The target of this initiative is to get 75% of Malaysians are aware of cyber security and  60% of cyber crime cases can be prosecuted.

By ESPC

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