Re-elected Chairman of APCERT for 2021-2022 – recognition to CyberSecurity Malaysia’s leadership, expertise

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PUTRAJAYA: CyberSecurity Malaysia is re-elected as Chairman and Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team – APCERT for the term 2021-2022.

CyberSecurity Malaysia said, with the election Malaysia is once again given the trust to lead the APCERT Steering Committee together with members from the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Australia, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

“The election was held at the virtual APCERT Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29th September 2021,” said CyberSecurity Malaysia in its statement here today.

According to the statement, the AGM was hosted by APCERT Secretariat, APCERT/Japan Coordination Centre (JPCERT/CC). Through this event, APCERT will continue to promote the vision to form a cyber space that is much safer, clean and reliable in the Asia Pacific region via global cooperation.

Meanwhile, Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, the global cooperation such as APCERT is very important in the efforts to address the threats and cyber attacks as the cyber security is a global and borderless issue.

“The involvement of Malaysia via CyberSecurity Malaysia in the international arena is very significant as it shows the seriousness of the nation to build the capacity and competency to strengthen and empower the cyber security ecosystem and form the digital space that is reliable and conducive via information sharing, experience and also expertise,” Annuar said in the statement.

Annuar added the cooperation platform like APCERT will surely produce creations with digital economic values and becomes the reference hub that instils trust, understanding networks in the long term and business collaboration between nations.

The Chairman of the Board Members of CyberSecurity Malaysia, General Tan Sri Mohd. Azumi Mohamed (Retired) who was present at the AGM said, the re-election was recognition to the leadership, technical expertise and the commitment of CyberSecurity Malaysia in this region especially when the world is encountering the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added, Malaysia as the Chairman of APCERT is very committed and will lead the collaboration in delivering services that is reliable especially in handling the big scale cyber attacks and to reduce the related impacts besides giving immediate feedbacks in encountering the cyber incidents. –Malaysia World News

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