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Malaysia Can Counter Cyber Threats, Says Dompok




Malaysia Can Counter Cyber Threats, Says Dompok
Malaysia Can Counter Cyber Threats, Says Dompok



http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=279652 

August 16, 2007

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Malaysia possesses the means to 
counter cyber threats to its assets, documents and official information, 
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Bernard Dompok said 
Thursday.

"We have the capability. The government has taken into account the 
security aspect in its administrative structure and system and this 
includes the formation of the National Security Department with branches 
all over the country," he said.

"We have experts who can ensure security," he told reporters after 
opening the state-level Security Protection Convention organised by the 
Prime Minister's Department here today.

Earlier in his speech, he said threats from cyber "terrorism" were a 
result of technological development which focused on "convergence 
technology" resulting in "quantum technology".

In view of this, Malaysia should adjust its cyber defence strategy 
accordingly to ensure the country could overcome the threats.

Dompok said stern action must also be taken against any form of security 
breach.

"We must also identify the sources of danger to government assets and 
official secrets."

He said training to increase safety awareness among government officials 
should be stepped up to make protection of national assets and official 
secrets a culture.

-- BERNAMA


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