Malaysia has rolled out its National IoT Strategic Roadmap, with the expectation that the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) would contribute RM9.5 billion (US$2.5 billion at current rates) to the country’s gross national income (GNI) by 2020, and RM42.5 billion (US$11.2 billion) by 2025.
Malaysia’s national research and development agency Mimos has launched the Big Data Analytics (BDA) Digital Government Lab, part of the wider Digital Government Innovation Network announced in January.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, through its national cybersecurity specialist centre CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM), will offer data recovery services to residents of the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia, which were hit by floods in late 2014.
92 Malaysian companies have successfully obtained information security certificates from CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) as of Dec 31, 2014, the country’s national cybersecurity specialist agency said in a statement.
CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) has announced the activation of a Cyber Threat Intelligence Programme (CTIP) in partnership with Microsoft Malaysia.
With 2014 being declared the 'Year of Commercialisation' for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Karamjit Singh wonders how best to asses its minister Ewon Ebin's performance, given his diverse portfolio.
MDeC is no longer the sole anchor for the ecosystem, and that is a good thing. Meanwhile, the addition of the ‘multimedia’ portfolio to the communications ministry throws up the question of whether the ICT portfolio moves over from the science ministry.
Little is known of the new science minister aside from a sketchy Wikipedia page, but the ICT industry is hopeful both he and new Communications minister can make a difference and spur the local ecosystem.