The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) announces formation of its Cybersecurity Chapter that acts as a direct response towards addressing the growing issue of online security threats and other incidents that have steadily increased in the past decade.
PIKOM believes that greater awareness and stronger policies are needed as the present measures of prevention are inefficient. If left unchecked, the potential fallout would be huge, given the growing role of the digital economy and its rising contributions to the overall ICT industry and the Malaysian economy.
“With the vast growth of digital transformation, digital economy and eCommerce, cybersecurity must be regarded as a critical business factor. Cyberattacks are the new means used by criminals to cripple organisations, which might involve financial loss, data loss, and irreparable damage to reputation and credibility,” states Chin Chee Seong, Chairman of PIKOM.
The Cybersecurity Chapter will be helmed by Alex Liew, a PIKOM Councillor representing Glocomp while former PIKOM Chairman, Woon Tai Hai of BDO has been appointed as Advisor. Members of the committee include leading Infosecurity names such as Cisco, Symantec, Fireeye, Trend Micro, Dimension Data, Mesiniaga, F-secure and LGMS.
Aside from raising awareness, the Chapter also aims to advise government on policy formulation to combat cybercrime, engaging academia in the nurturing of Infosecurity talent, promoting career prospects in Infosecurity and promoting knowledge sharing and propagation of best practices via CIO engagement across industry verticals.