Cyersecurity Malaysia, Vads set up cybersecurity marketplace
By Digital News Asia April 18, 2017
- Their first initiative will comprise a total of 26 online awareness courses
- CyberSafe Awareness and CyberSecurity Essential are already available for download
VADS Bhd, a Malaysian Managed Integrated ICT/BPO Service Provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd partners with CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) to drive the nation’s cyber security landscape.
The partnership will work by enhancing and creating awareness on capacity-building on cyber security across all market segments, i.e. the Government, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Malaysian consumers – aimed at strengthening the nation’s efforts in deflecting cyber threats.
In driving this five-year partnership, CyberSecurity Malaysia has established a Cyber Security Marketplace on Vads Marketplace, with capacity-building programmes that will benefit all market segments.
To start off the programme, their first initiative will comprise a total of 26 online awareness courses to further enable market segments in areas of cyber security.
A few courses, namely the CyberSafe Awareness and CyberSecurity Essential, are already available for download from the Vads Marketplace.
“Cybercrime is a real threat to our digital way of life. With the country embracing the digital economy, we recognise the importance of having a strategic partner to effectively combat the broadening range of cyber threats. This partnership with Vads is significant to ensure that continuous efforts to develop the country’s team of cyber security professionals, and create a more secure and resilient cyber environment,” said CyberSecurity Malaysia chairman Mohd Azumi Mohamed.
“At VADS, we provide the platform not only to assist CyberSecurity Malaysia in combating cyber threats, but to also help drive CyberSecurity Malaysia in digitalising proactive programmes that will drive the nation in parallel with the era of digitalisation. This is in line with our position as Malaysia’s Convergence Champion, committed to delivering ‘Life and Business Made Easier’ across five pillars namely Smarter Living, Smarter Businesses, Smarter Cities, Smarter Communities, and Smarter Nation.
“This partnership provides us the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities in the provision of converged communications services and solutions that will fulfil the needs of businesses, and ultimately to bring that seamless digital experience to the customers they serve,” said TM executive VP of Government Kairul Annuar Mohamed Zamzam.
This collaboration will enable both parties to leverage on each other’s strengths to develop and grow market awareness on cyber security in Malaysia.
Through the partnership, Vads is responsible for identifying target markets and promoting CyberSecurity Malaysia’s online courses via the Vads Marketplace, a platform that is enabled by Vads Cloud eXchange.
It offers business owners and organisations a wide selection of innovative digital business solutions, which are convenient, user-friendly and enhances operational efficiency and business productivity.
CyberSecurity Malaysia is also responsible for developing various cyber security competency and capability training programmes and knowledge-sharing platforms for ICT professionals, through its Cyber Security Professional Development Programme.
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