The third CyberSecurity Malaysia Awards & Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2012 will be held from 6 to 7 November at the Double Tree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, to increase the cyber security awareness among ICT users in the country.
This two-day event is organized by the national IT security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia and is expected to attract over 300 industry delegates to attend the event.
According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, cyber attacks especially Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and Advance Persistent Threats (APT) is on the rise. This finding is found from an evidence of 7,905 cyber security incidents were reported between January and September of 2012.
This event is themed as ‘Cyber Security Risk & Compliance for Economic Transformation’. Acting CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia, Zahri Hj Yunos said that cyber security field has been identified as a potential sector for growth under the recent National Transformation Program. He believed through the adoption and compliance of cyber security standards, the nation’s cyber risks can be mitigated and it will help to create more opportunities when there are more economic activities to be run, Zahri added.
by Terry Brown