Fahmi Fadzil visits Axiata Cyber Fusion Centre, urges greater public-private links to raise cybersecurity capabilities

  • Cybersecurity Malaysia, MDEC explore cybersecurity collaboration with Axiata
  • Advance Malaysia’s cybersecurity capabilities, build trusted digital ecosystem

Fahmi Fadzil (seated) listening to a briefing at the Axiata Cyber Fusion Centre. To his right is Axiata chairman, Shahril Ridza. Axiata Group CEO Videk Sood is standing (second from left).

Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications & Digital, visited the Axiata Cyber Fusion Centre (ACFC) yesterday to assess the Centre’s progress in its cyber defence and threat intelligence capabilities.

Axiata said it launched the ACFC in August 2022 as a vanguard in today's cybersecurity landscape. With a focus on real-time threat monitoring, proactive hunting, and robust protection of digital assets, ACFC ensures both digital trust and business resilience, embodying a full spectrum of protective, detective, and rapid-response capabilities.

The visit included a simulation of a cyber-attack to showcase its capabilities in strengthening the cyber resilience of both business and public sector organisations, including critical national infrastructure.

Fahmi who was accompanied by CyberSecurity Malaysia and MDEC execs said, “I’m pleased that CyberSecurity Malaysia and MDEC will be exploring a collaboration with the Axiata Cyber Fusion Centre on several key initiatives to ensure that citizens, public and private sector organisations and our national infrastructure continue to be secured in the cyber realm.”

Vivek Sood, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Axiata, said, “As Malaysian businesses progress towards digitalisation, evolving cyber threats are getting increasingly sophisticated, placing organisations at higher risk. Improving the awareness and adoption of strong cybersecurity practices is key to enhancing the business resilience of corporations, securing Malaysia’s digital ecosystem and driving inclusive growth. Through the Axiata Cyber Fusion Centre, we aim to advance Malaysia’s cybersecurity capabilities and build a trusted digital tech ecosystem to protect and support Malaysia’s digital economy.” 

The ACFC has three broad objectives:

  • Driving innovation:  ACFC’s internationally benchmarked cybersecurity capabilities are developed in-house and can be tailored to support the niche needs of its customers.
  • Building world class cybersecurity capabilities:  ACFC’s cybersecurity capabilities aim to serve the enterprise and public sector’s needs for cyber resilience, enabling them to serve their customers and citizens while ensuring information security and data privacy.
  • Advancing a thriving ecosystem for local cybersecurity talent: ACFC aims to accelerate the digital talent growth in cyber security capabilities in Malaysia and advance future-fit cyber security skills via workshops, trainings, and knowledge exchange.

The ACFC is equipped with both active defence and active offence capabilities, ensuring robust, proactive and preventative cybersecurity measures for organisations. Serving clients spanning six countries and diverse industries, Axiata said the service guarantees vigilant round-the-clock monitoring and represents its commitment to be at the forefront of cybersecurity developments and through its operating companies across ASEAN and South Asia.


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