CyberSecurity MALAYSIA IS FIRST COMMS, MULTIMEDIA MINISTRY AGENCY VISITED BY SAIFUDDIN

SAMANTHA TAN CHIEW TIENG

CYBERJAYA, March 13 (Bernama) -- Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today paid a working visit to CyberSecurity Malaysia, the first agency under the ministry to receive a visit from the minister since he assumed his post.

Also present during the visit was Saifuddin's deputy Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin and ministry secretary-general Datuk Suriani Ahmad.

According to a statement issued by CyberSecurity Malaysia, Saifuddin was taken on a tour of the agency's cybersecurity laboratory infrastructure including its Digital Forensic Laboratory which functions to ensure sustainable research and development in forensic digital science.

The agency said that through the technology available at the laboratory, it was able to provide digital forensic services such as computer forensics, multimedia forensics and biometric forensics, which have been helpful to enforcement agencies investigating criminal cases involving electronic and digital exhibits.

Saifuddin also visited the agency's Operations and Cyber Incident Reporting-Cyber999 Centre managed by the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT).

The centre provides services to the public, particularly Internet users in need of technical expertise in addressing cyber security incidents such as system intrusion, fraud, identity theft, cyber harassment, and malware attacks. It also issues advisories and alerts on the latest cyber threats.

Established in 2007, the agency has a workforce of 270 people, 83 per cent of whom are technologists.

-- BERNAMA

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