CyberSecurity Malaysia team wins Asean Capture the Flag competition

  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019

(L-R) Mohd Hafiz, Fathi Kamil, Gobind, MCMC Secretary General Noor Farhina Mohd Tajudin, CSM Cyber Security Responsive Services senior vice president Dr Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin, Muhammad Hafizuddin and CSM Outreach & Corp Comm manager Zowita Zamri posing together after the win.

A CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) team grabbed first place in the Asean Capture the Flag competition, edging out security experts from neighbouring countries. 

Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo congratulated the Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) under CSM, made up of specialist Muhammad Hafiz Mat Tabrani, senior analyst Fathi Kamil Mohad Zainuddin and analyst Muhammad Hafizuddin Sharul Lazion.  

“I was informed that this competition brought together working-level incident response (IR) professionals from 10 South-East Asian countries with the aim of strengthening cyber incident prevention, and response capabilities and skills in the region,” he said, in a press release. 

The competition held in Perth, Australia from June 25-27 was organised by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to challenge participants to solve computer security problems by conducting forensic analysis of the affected system. 

The IR challenge involved analysis of artefacts collected from a simulated incident, where participants are required to find answers (or flags) to the challenges posed. 

Gobind said the event also provided an opportunity for cyber incident responders to gain insight into the ACSC and provide an opportunity to build working-level relationships between incident responders in Australia and Asean nations.  

He added that CSM once again made Malaysia proud by proving its expertise in providing emergency response on cybersecurity-related matters such as cyber harassment, malware, intrusion, hack attempts and other information security breaches. 

“This recognition of CSM’s capabilities reinforces Malaysia’s expertise and skills as amongst the most advanced in the world, and I hope CSM will continue to create a safer cyberspace environment for our national wellbeing and economic prosperity,” he said.

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