NEC provides cyber defence training for Malaysian govt agencies


9 March 2017

More than 20 officials from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and Cyber Security Malaysia have undergone hands-on cyber defence training conducted by NEC Corporation.

The two-day training, which was held in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, was aimed at enhancing the capabilities of system administrators in government agencies to handle the increasing threat of cyber-attacks. It involved simulating government office network environments to provide participants with first-hand experience in handling a full cyber-attack from the onset of the information security issue to its final resolution. The focus was not only on building technical skills to handle a cyber-attack, but also on developing organisational measures to limit the damage caused by cyber-attacks, such as providing instructions to staff and sharing information with related institutions.

The training was conducted as part of a project commissioned by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to increase cyber defence capabilities in ASEAN countries, and is similar to the MIC’s “Cyber Defence Exercise with Recurrence (CYDER)” programme provided in Japan.

In January 2017, MIC and Malaysia's Ministry of Communications and Multimedia had signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the area of Information and Communication Technologies, including cyber-security.