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MDEC: Cyber security specialist in high demand, commands lucrative pay


(R-L) Madden, National Security Council cybersecurity director for policy, awareness, capacity building, and international division Syariffah Rashidah Syed Othman, British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadall and Yasmin during the MOU exchange between MDEC and PGI - MDEC

(R-L) Madden, National Security Council cybersecurity director for policy, awareness, capacity building, and international division Syariffah Rashidah Syed Othman, British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadall and Yasmin during the MOU exchange between MDEC and PGI - MDEC

Cyber security looks to continue being a highly lucrative career, even as Malaysian agencies and educators attempt to bring fresh blood into the market. 

Protection Group International (PGI) chief corporate development officer Sebastian Madden said IT professionals that up-skill to specialise in security could easily see a 20% pay bump, while many studying the field were already landing job offers before graduation.

   

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