Malaysia to Bolster Cyber Security AMIDST Escalating Cyber Threats

Nov 22, 2013 (Fri): Cyber-attack is estimated to cost the global economy between US$300 billion to US$1 trillion annually. Today cyber attackers no longer confine their targets to private organizations but are now targeting Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) of a country such as public services, industrial and government networks.

To assess the cyber security emergency readiness of Malaysia’s Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) to cope with cyber-attacks, Malaysia’s 5th Annual Cyber Drill, codenamed “X-MAYA 5” will be conducted from 24 to 26 November 2013. The National Cyber Crisis Exercise will simulate a large-scale cyber-attack involving participating CNII organisations and sector leads. This cyber drill exercise is a joint effort between the National Security Council (NSC) under the Prime Minister’s Department, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) as well as CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Author: Terry KS

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