KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia is ranked third among 193 countries in the Global Cyber Security Index 2014, as reported by the United Nations Telecommunication Union.
State Government Deputy Secretary (Development) cum Sabah Information Chief Officer, Datuk Joseph Guntavid, said all parties are responsible in ensuring the cyberspace is safe for economic activities.
“Issues related to cyber crimes need to be tackled with more vigour and systematic, with the cooperation between public and private sectors,” he said during the 2015 Sabah Public Sector ICT Security Conference, today.
Based on the MyCERT ‘s Incident Statistic for cyber security prepared by CyberSecurity Malaysia, he said up until October this year the number of security incidence have decreased to 8,803 cases, compared to 9,356 for the same period last year.
The statistic for ICT security also recorded no breach-in incidence this year for the state public sector, compared to five cases recorded last year.
“This shows that our efforts in implementing safety measures for ICT are fruitful.
“But these efforts must be continued and include processes for planning, implementation, management, monitoring, audit, and improvement for ICT security system management,” he added.
He also calls for agencies under the state government to step up their safety for ICT assests to prevent unwanted security threat. –SayangSabah