Amirudin Abdul Wahab
Cyberbullying and online harassment experienced by schoolchildren in Malaysia is increasing, according to a survey conducted by DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd and its CyberSAFE in Schools programme partners.
eBay has denied that data claiming to be from its database breach being offered online were legitimate accounts, but the fact remains that the leaked data contains details of over 10,000 Malaysian consumers. CSM said it is investigating this, reports Gabey Goh.
Cybercriminals are increasingly turning to deceptive tactics for malicious purposes such as stealing people’s personal and financial information, according to Microsoft Corp, which recently released its Security Intelligence Report (SIR) Volume 16.
CyberSecurity has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT Australia) that it said would pave the way for more cyber-security collaboration between both countries.
With the Heartbleed bug being touted as 'the biggest security threat the Internet has ever faced' to date, organisations around the world are racing to patch their systems and secure sensitive information from potential attack. In Malaysia, the situation is being monitored by the relevant government agencies with local companies urged to act fast. Gabey Goh reports.
CyberSecurity Malaysia said it has been elected and appointed as the 2014 Chair of the World Trustmark Alliance (WTA), and that with this appointment, its chief executive officer Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab is now the Chairman of the WTA.
CyberSecurity Malaysia has awarded certificates to 23 companies which had complied with security standards such as Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408, Information Security Management System (ISMS) ISO/IEC 27001, and Malaysia’s Trustmark e-business validation.
Cybersecurity Malaysia has warned the public of ‘cyber flirts’ who are part of online blackmail rings that mainly target teenaged boys and middle-aged men.
The Malaysian Government has launched a national policy document, 'National Security Council’s Directive No 24: Policy and Mechanism of the National Cyber Crisis Management,' an executive directive that outlines the nation’s strategy for ‘cyber crisis mitigation and response’ through public and private collaboration and coordination.
An extensive survey of nearly 10,000 Malaysian schoolchildren showed that most were aware of the importance of safe online habits, but did not know how to do so.