Universities help build capacity in cybersecurity

CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cybersecurity specialist agency under the ministry of science, technology and innovation, is working closely with universities in the country to develop talent that covers a comprehensive set of expertise in the cybersecurity field, reports New Straits Times.

Its Chief Executive Officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab said cybersecurity professionals in the country are lacking – like elsewhere in the world – and must be developed in the face of rising cyber risks, particularly those brought about by the advent of the fourth industrial revolution.

He said when engaging with universities, the agency let each university identify specific areas in which they would like to have expertise. He said the agency believes that each institution of higher learning has its strength and that together they would be able to provide talents for a complete national front in cyber security.
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