|PILOT STUDY: Husin (top right) speaking to the media after a talk and briefing on the CyberSecurity Scenario in Malaysia at Wisma Bernama here yesterday. He affirmed that the pilot study for the clinic began earlier this year. — Bernama photo|
“The emphasis is on the current public demand and focus to enhance the security, safety and privacy of information, following the recent increase in cyber security risks,” said CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer, Lt Col (R) Datuk Husin Jazri.
Speaking to the media after a talk and briefing on the CyberSecurity Scenario in Malaysia at Wisma Bernama here yesterday, Husin said the pilot study for the clinic began earlier this year.
“Once we understand the real challenges with regards to the service and are ready to manage the risks, we plan to expand the clinic throughout the country,” he added.
On the start-up cost of the investment for the clinic, he said it would not be much as it would operate from the CyberSecurity Malaysia headquarters in Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
“But we will have to look at the operation of the clinic in other parts of the country.
“We need to undertake a talent search, validation for the technicians as well consider the business plan, for the other places.
“We have also not decided as yet the fees for the services to be provided by the clinic,” he said.
Husin also said the clinic might be called the 1Malaysia CyberSecurity Clinic, but the permission of the Prime Minister would be first sought.
Meanwhile, the talk and media briefing was presented by Husin and Microsoft Malaysia National Technology Officer, Dr Dzahar Mansor.
Dzahar said cyber security risks were becoming more widespread of late, especially via the social networking and online gaming sites due to their popularity.
“Hence, there is a need to improve security and privacy awareness among the people,” he added.
Recently, Microsoft Corp released its Security Intelligence Report Volume 10, which highlighted a worldwide polarisation in terms of cyber criminal behavior and significant increase in the use of “marketing-like” approaches and deception tactics to steal money from consumers.
“As software becomes more secure, cyber criminals are looking at alternative vulnerabilities to exploit,” Dzahar said