MCMC: Data, information sharing on cybercrime trends vital to minimise threats


Law enforcement among countries, especially involving cross-border cybercrimes, needed to resolve the issue of national laws that cannot be applied across borders, said Zulkarnain. — Business vector created by jcomp - www.freepik.com

KUALA LUMPUR: Data and information sharing on cybercrime trends among countries and law enforcement agencies are vital to minimise cyber threats, said Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chief regulatory officer Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin.

He said this was due to the spike of cybercrime cases as the data sharing allows authorities to comprehend the modus operandi in order to prevent malicious activities.

“Information gathering on trends can be done among countries through events analysis or observing emerging activities on cyber space that changes from time to time,” he said during the Asean Cyber Security Forum at the Cyber Defence and Security Exhibition and Conference (Cydes) 2021, held virtually today.

Therefore, Zulkarnain said collaboration among countries needed to be further strengthened in order to overcome the limitation on data and information available to analyse trends.

He said that the countries involved in the collaboration should flag issues relating to the matter, according to the trends and nature of the unforeseen threats.

Zulkarnain also highlighted that each country is facing challenges in preventing cybercrime as they have their own sets of laws that are not applicable to others.

However, he said this must be resolved to facilitate law enforcement among countries especially involving cross border cyber crimes.

The inaugural Cydes 2021 themed ‘Embedding Resilience Within Our Cyberspace’ is being organised by National Security Council (NSC) and National Cyber Security Agency (Nasca).

Approximately 80 exhibitors and 2,500 trade visitors from 12 countries are participating in Cydes 2021 from June 28 to 30. – Bernama

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