K-KOMM: Gov't to introduce offensive, defensive and advocacy measures to tackle cyber security issues

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The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM) has announced that the government will be taking the offensive, defensive and advocacy measures to tackle the cyber security issues plaguing our country. Its Minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa further revealed that K-KOMM will also look at the technologies available in other countries to curb cyber crimes. 

According to national news agency Bernama, among the measures that the government will take include the establishment of the National Cyber Security Committee which is chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Moreover, a task force will also be established to look at new certification aspects, especially those related to the law in regard to cyber security. 


Annuar further announced that fine rates will also be reviewed to commensurate the offences and that a centre where scam victims can quickly refer to will also be introduced. The government is also looking to educate Malaysians in matters related to national cyber security and other digital-based economic developments. To this end, a total of 30 individuals were appointed as Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economy Centre (PEDi) chairmen in order to create various programmes to benefit local communities. 

The K-KOMM Minister also confirmed that the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and national level committee have agreed that the government should give priority, including budget requirements so that the appropriate technologies can be used to tackle national cyber security issues. Besides that, Annuar asserted that he is communicating with his counterparts in neighbouring countries, especially in ASEAN for cross-border data sharing. 

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