Offensive, defensive, advocacy measures to tackle cyber security issues, says Annuar Musa

MELAKA: The government will take offensive, defensive and advocacy measures in tackling the country's cyber security issues, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic).

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said in addition to the establishment of the National Cyber Security Committee chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (K-KOMM) has also set up a task force to look at new certification aspects, especially related to the law.

"K-KOMM will also review fine rates to commensurate with the offences as well as provide a centre where scam victims can quickly refer to," he said.

He told reporters this after a ceremony to present appointment letters to the Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economy Centre (PEDi) chairmen and a briefing session with Melaka telecommunication users here Thursday (Sept 1) night.

A total of 30 individuals have been appointed as PEDi chairmen tasked with creating various programmes to benefit local communities, especially those related to national cyber security education and digital-based economic development.

Elaborating, Annuar said K-KOMM is also looking at the technologies available in other countries to curb cyber crimes.

"The Finance Ministry and the national level committee have agreed that the government should give priority including budget requirements because we need to use appropriate technologies to tackle this problem.

"I am communicating with my counterparts in our neighbouring countries, especially Asean countries as cross-border data sharing is one of the things that we should look at," he added. - Bernama

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