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“I was exposed to cybersecurity back when I was in Form One. My father was a co-owner of a cybercafé in my hometown, Temerloh, Pahang, and that’s where it all started. Back then, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) was the main means to communicate and learn about cybersecurity. Now, my work in a local telco company entails collecting and processing information to understand the threats that have, will, or are currently targeting us. This info is used to prepare, prevent and identify cyber threats looking to take advantage of valuable resources. If a security incident happens, my team and I will have to identify the attack, contain the damage, and eradicate the root cause of the incident. I also have the opportunity to help law enforcement and government agencies in dealing with cybersecurity threats and incidents. It sounds stressful but it is actually fun. There are many parts of the job that excite me but what I love the most is when I review the dashboard in the morning and find thousands of failed cyber attack attempts due to the proactive activities and controls my team put in place to protect the organisation from financial and data loss.”

– Cyber threat intelligence and incident specialist Adnan Mohd Shukor, 35

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