Malaysia emerged as the fifth country in the world for high commitment in cyber security – Minister Saifuddin

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 30: Malaysia has emerged as one of the top10 countries for its high commitment in cyber security as reported in the Global CyberSecurity Index 2020 – a study carried out by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 194 countries worldwide.

Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said, the Index stated that Malaysia had scored 98.06 and was in the fifth place globally with Russia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) while at the Asia Pacific level; Malaysia was second after Republic of Korea and Singapore that shared the same scores.

“Malaysia’s scores were based on five main performance pointers of the cyber security agenda 2020 ITU that includes Law (20.00) Technical (19.08) Organisation (18.98), Capacity Development (20.00),and Cooperation (20.00).

“The capability of Malaysia to be in the top position in the world via full scores involves three components namely the Law, Capacity Development and Cooperation.

“This recognition has proven that Malaysia has the capability, commitment and the government’s preparedness in providing expert services, advocating, and the readiness in the cyber security field,” Saifudin said in a statement here today.

With regards to capacity development, Malaysia provides technical skill training programmes and competency and professional certificates involving cyber security domain.

Through the Certified Global Cyber Security Professional Certificate Scheme (Global ACE Certification Scheme) and the collaboration with the public sector, private, industry and institute of higher learning, Malaysia is capable to produce cyber security professionals both in and outside Malaysia.

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) has been recognised to train participants from ASEAN countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Malaysia is also active in strengthening the global cooperation in fighting against cyber aggression through various platforms among others ASEAN-CERT, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Confidence Building Measures (CBM), Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), Budapest Convention and the United Nation (UN).

The cooperation network was also established with regional friends such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, United Kingdom , Korea, Italy and Australia. –Malaysia World News

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