Malaysia leads in the region as a prominent advocate of cyber security and globally recognised as well, this is an attribution commendable by the hard work of Cybersecurity Malaysia an agency under the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation. According to the Minister YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau,the development of cyber security industry will allow Malaysia to be more competitive, move from a technology consumer to a technology producer, as well as creating job opportunities, The remarks were made during an Appreciation Ceremony held by CyberSecurity Malaysia.
“The Eleventh Malaysia Plan has identified cyber security as one of the technology focus areas, which has high potential to drive our country towards knowledge-based economy. To achieve this, coordination and prioritization of cyber security R&D activities will be enhanced to spur the development and commercialization of cyber security related products and services.” Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau said in his speech addressing 16 organizations considered as critical national information infrastructures (CNII) and members of the media.
The 16 CNII organizations have obtained cyber security certification conducted by CyberSecurity Malaysia. The certifications are based on ISO/IEC 27001 for information security management system, ISO/IEC15408 for products security, and the Malaysia Trustmark. The certifications are aimed to build trust and enhance competitiveness of Malaysian e-businesses, organizations, and indigenous products.
The Appreciation Ceremony with “Back to The Roots” as the theme was organized by CyberSecurity Malaysia in appreciation of the support from the media and CNII organizations.
General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi bin Mohamed (Retired), Chairman of CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Board of Directors said that the rationale for choosing “Back to The Roots” as the theme for CyberSecurity Malaysia Appreciation Day 2015 was to serve as a reminder that no matter how ‘advanced’ and how ‘smart’ we become, we must never forget our roots, and who we really are.
He also reiterated, “Everything that can go digital in life, eventually will go digital. Be it process, product or service. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we will learn to adapt. However, we must always stay true to our roots because strong roots make a solid foundation that would be strong enough to carry our weight and allow us to grow.”
There are three (3) cyber security certification services conducted by CyberSecurity Malaysia:
- ‘CyberSecurity Malaysia Information Security Management System Audit and Certification (CSM27001) Scheme’, CyberSecurity Malaysia certifies all Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) in accordance with Information Security Management System ISO/IEC 27001 standard. A total of 22 CNII organizations have been certified up until the 31st of December 2015.
- My Common Criteria (MyCC) Scheme, CyberSecurity Malaysia conducts certification of local products and services in compliance with the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA). Moreover, Malaysia has been formally recognised internationally as a ‘Common Criteria Certificate Authorising Participant’ by CCRA. This recognition increases Malaysia’s competitiveness in quality assurance of information security based on the Common Criteria (CC) ISO/IEC 15408 standard and builds consumers’ confidence towards Malaysian information security products. Up to December 2015, a total of 50 products have been certified.
- The Government of Malaysia has appointed CyberSecurity Malaysia as the operator and certifier of Malaysia Trustmark for Private Sector. Since the launched of this service in 2013, a total of 75 websites have been assessed and 20 of those were qualified for Malaysia Trustmark certificate.