17th SEACEN Advanced Course on Payment and Settlement Systems (PSSP), Bali, Indonesia

 

On 2 to 6 July 2018, CyberSecurity Malaysia attended the 17th SEACEN Advanced Course on Payment and Settlement Systems program in Bali, Indonesia.

The program organized by Bank Indonesia is a platform for information sharing and latest developments in the field of cyber security among ASEAN member banks to further enhance the understanding of managing cyber threats and ways to combat cybercrime through Payment and Settlement Systems (PSS).

A total of 32 participants from 13 countries attended the program. CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Mohd Zabri Adil bin Talib, Head of Digital Forensics Department. He delivered a presentation titled "Cyber threats, consequences and risk mitigation".

This invitation acknowledges CyberSecurity Malaysia's expertise internationally. In addition, this is an opportunity to network with ASEAN countries in order to safeguard regional cyberspace and to create a safer neighborhood of cyber space in Malaysia.

Visit by UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeERT) to CyberSecurity Malaysia, Seri Kembangan

 

CyberSecurity Malaysia welcomed a visit from the United Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) on July 3, 2018. The visit was held in conjunction with the annual Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) in Kuala Lumpur.

aeCERT delegation learned about CyberSecurity Malaysia's experience in the implementation of awareness programs on cyber security at national level, Malaysia's experience in handling cyber security incidents as well as effective regulatory measures and cyber security-related services offered by CyberSecurity Malaysia alongside enhancing cooperation in cyber security between Malaysia and UAE.

CyberSecurity Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab briefed the delegates on the role and function of CyberSecurity Malaysia, followed by corporate video presentation. They also visited Digital Forensics Laboratory and Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT). During the visit, they discussed opportunities to further bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and aeCERT in cyber security.

This visit has triggered interest among delegates to work with CyberSecurity Malaysia on areas such as information sharing in the implementation of awareness programs on cyber security, enhancing aeCERT's ability to play a full role as an agency managing cyber threats in the UAE, training and programs provided based on the expertise and utilizing Digital Forensics and MyCERT experience.

Visit by Ambassador of Italy to CyberSecurity Malaysia, Seri Kembangan

 

On July 4, 2018, CyberSecurity Malaysia welcomed a visit from the Italian Embassy in Malaysia led by His Excellency Christiano Maggipinto, Italian Ambassador to Malaysia. CyberSecurity Malaysia Chairman Board of Directors, YABhg. General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired) and Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab welcomed the delegates.

The delegates gained latest information on cyber security landscape in Malaysia, Malaysian experience on the handling of cyber security incidents, regulatory measures, cyber security services offered by CyberSecurity Malaysia and opportunities for cooperation in the field of cyber security between the two countries.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's Chief Executive Officer briefed on the role and function of CyberSecurity Malaysia followed by corporate video. Delegates also visited Digital Forensics Laboratory's laboratory and the Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT).

This visit aimed to enhance international cooperation in the areas of cyber security to increase opportunities for expertise and resources development and fostering cooperation and bilateral relations between Malaysia and Italy.

Visit of National Commission of Cryptology (CNG) Senegal to CyberSecurity Malaysia, Seri Kembangan

 

On July 5, 2018, CyberSecurity Malaysia welcomed a visit from the Senegal National Commission of Cyrptology delegation led by Mr. Alpha Abdoulaye Thiam, Director of the Information System of the Regulation Agency of Telecommunications and Posts (ARTP) of Senegal.

The delegates learned about CyberSecurity Malaysia’s expertise and experience in cyber security, especially in areas of capacity development and the creation of policies and cyber security management frameworks and frameworks. They also gained insights on CyberSecurity Malaysia's experience in the implementation of the National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP), as well as cyber security-related services offered.

Mohd Shamir Hashim, Senior Vice President, International Relations and Government Division briefed them on the role and function of CyberSecurity Malaysia's followed by corporate video. Delegates also visited Digital Forensic Laboratory and Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) facilities and held technical discussion on cryptographic development.

The visit created opportunities for cooperation and strengthen bilateral ties between Malaysia and Senegal in cyber security.

6th International Cryptology and Information Security Conference (Cryptology 2018), Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

 

On 9 to 11 July 2018, the International Cryptology and Information Security Conference (Cryptology 2018) was held at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

The sixth conference was organized by the Malaysian Cryptological Research Society and CyberSecurity Malaysia was the co-organizer since 2008.

Cryptology2018 is a conference on cryptology and cyber security that gathers academics, industry and researchers. It provides opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge on the latest developments in cryptology and strengthen collaboration between higher learning institutions, government agencies and research associations.

A total of 55 local and international participants from Turkey, Japan, Iraq, Nigeria and Australia attended the three-day conference. The participation of CyberSecurity Malaysia at this conference opened opportunity to exchange information and strengthen networking with participants from various countries.

International Conference On Cybersecurity Governance (ICCG 2018), Stockholm, Sweden

 

CyberSecurity Malaysia attended the International Conference on Cybersecurity Governance (ICCG 2018) in Stockholm, Sweden on 12 and 13 July 2018.

ICCG 2018 is a conference that brings together scientists, academics and researchers to exchange and share experiences in managing cyber security. It provides key interdisciplinary platforms for researchers, practitioners and educators discussing innovations, challenges and risks, current trends and cyber security solutions.

Over 200 participants from all over the world attended this conference. CyberSecurity Malaysia was represented by Sarah Khadijah Taylor and Miratun Madihah Saharuddin from the Digital Forensic Department. They presented a paper entitled "An Analysis of Digital Forensic Laboratory Development Among Malaysia's Law Enforcement Agencies".

The participation of CyberSecurity Malaysia at this conference created an opportunity to exchange information with foreign participants as well as networking opportunity with participants from various countries.

Critical Infrastructure Protection And Resilience Asia Conference (CIPRA) 2018, Kuching, Sarawak

 

On July 17 until 19, 2018 the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia Conference (CIPRA 2018) was held in Kuching, Sarawak.

The conference which was organized by Torch Marketing United Kingdom is supported by the Sarawak State Government, National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), CyberSecurity Malaysia, Sarawak Information Systems Sdn. Bhd. (SAINS) and the Sarawak Convention Bureau. It was officiated by YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. James Jemut Masing, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Sarawak.

IPRA 2018 is held to discuss and clarify issues on critical infrastructure, management, security issues as well as challenges in the industry. It was attended not only by participants from Malaysia, but also from other countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Australia and Finland.

In addition to being a local host, CyberSecurity Malaysia delivered several presentations, namely;

    i. YBhg. Dato' Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia - "National Cyber Security Policy and Its Implementation: Contributions by CyberSecurity Malaysia"
    ii. Nur Iylia Roslan - "Causes of Failure in Fingerprint Recognition System and Its Countermeasures"
    iii. Norhamadi bin Ja'affar - "A Survey of SCADA Testbed Implementation Approaches"

CyberSecurity Malaysia also conducted a training program on July 17, 2018 entitled "Cyber Defense Strategies: Tools, Techniques, Response and Procedures" delivered by Dr. Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin, Senior Vice President, Cyber Security Response Service Division and Nur Mohammad Kamil B. Mohammad Alta from Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT).

A total of 130 participants from various countries in Asia and 69 participants from 13 government agencies, the Ministry, the University and the Malaysian Industry attended this conference.

Shadow Assessment (Audit) of Singapore Common Criteria Scheme under Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA), Singapore

 

CyberSecurity Malaysia through the Malaysia Common Criteria Scheme was selected to appraise and also observe the audit and review process at the Cybersecurity of Singapore Agency (CSA) led by the Australian Common Criteria Scheme.

The purpose of the audit is to ensure Singapore Common Criteria Scheme (SgCC) meets the criteria for acceptance as an authorizing status under CCRA. Meanwhile, this audit is also one of the activities that CyberSecurity Malaysia must comply to maintain Malaysia's position as an active authorizing status within the CCRA.

Malaysia Common Criteria Scheme was represented by Nur Shazwani Mohd Zakaria and Marinah Syazwani Mokhtar, together with six officers from the Singapore Common Criteria Scheme (SCCS) representing the country.

This two-week audit session provided Malaysia a new experience and knowledge especially about the technology it adopts. Additionally, it is also a benchmark for Malaysia to undertake the process of upgrading existing operations.

Cybersecurity Summer Bootcamp 2018, Leon, Sepanyol

 

CyberSecurity Malaysia received an invitation to attend the Cybersecurity Summer Bootcamp 2018 in Leon, Spain from July 17 to 28. The program organized by the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute, S.A (INCIBE) is a training session to deal with cyber security issues covering technical, management and legal aspects.

Other than CyberSecurity Malaysia, Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute, S.A (INCIBE), the Organization of American States (OAS), EUROPOL, INTERPOL, CERTs, banks, law firms and policy makers also attended the program. A total of 14 workshops and 16 lecture sessions and experience sharing were held throughout the workshop.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's spreads awareness on the knowledge of current cyber threats across Europe, as well as introducing Malaysia in general and CyberSecurity Malaysia, especially to countries in Europe, South America and the African continent.

National ICT Security Discourse (NICTSeD) 2018 & Cabaran Keselamatan Siber Nasional (CAKNA) 2018 Final, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

 

On 20 to 26 July 2018, the National ICT Security Discourse - CyberSAFE 2018 Challenge Trophy (NICTSeD) 2018 quarter-final and semi-final took place at Kelantan's Education Technology Division (BTP).

A total of 160 schools from 16 Zones / States throughout Malaysia submitted entries to this competition. As a result of the initial selection at the Zone / State level, 16 best secondary schools were selected to represent their respective Zone / State. They gathered and competed at the National level for seven days at Kelantan BTPN.

SMJK Jit Sin from Penang and SMK Abd Rahman Talib from Pahang successfully stepped up to the final stage of the event to be held at Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur on 27 September 2018 in conjunction with Cyber Security Malaysia - Awards, Conference & Exhibition (CSM- ACE) 2018.

Meanwhile, for the first time this year, an individual competition, Cabaran Keselamatan Siber Nasional (CAKNA) 2018 was introduced. Rafieq Rafizie Nur Sha S Roslee from SMK Labuan became the first participant to be crowned champion after defeating 16 other participants.

Congratulations to all participants who participated in NICTSeD 2018 and CAKNA 2018 and well done to both schools qualified to the final NICTSeD 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.