Introduction from CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO, Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab.
Malaysia is currently embarking on a Digital Transformation journey and the digital economy is expected to make up 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by the year 2020. Data and Digital technologies will be the key drivers for this next phase of growth but the threats and risks are also much greater and cyber-attacks have evolved to become much more sophisticated and persistent. The top 5 threats in Malaysia are:
2. Intrusion (Defacement)
3. Cyber Harassment
4. Malicious Code
5. Intrusion Attempt
In Malaysia, over 8000 cybersecurity incidents were reported in 2015 and 2016. The top two sectors most subjected to cyber-attacks were Banking & Finance and Information & Communication sectors, followed by Defence & Security, Energy, Transportation, Water, Health Services, Government, Emergency Services and Food & Agriculture. Each incident of cyber-attack could have a significant impact on organisations, causing operational disruption, effect to trade name, loss of intellectual property, etc.
SMEs must recognise the importance of information security awareness. Having security acculturation programmes for the staff and management can inculcate the knowledge and practice related to information security. For SMEs to survive and sustain in the domestic and global market, entrepreneurs must consider Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) as the platform to grow and not be shunned due to the emerging threats and risks. The Malaysian government encourages SMEs and entrepreneurs to leverage their businesses on the current ICT infrastructure that is available.
This survey is a joint effort between CyberSecurity Malaysia and Symantec. We are conducting this survey to assess just how well organisations are protected and prepared to deal with advanced threats. We would be really grateful if you could complete the survey to assist us in having a better understanding of the level of awareness on cyber security in Malaysia as we move towards a Digital Malaysia agenda.
A summary of your Health Report will be send to you once you have completed on the survey.
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