Malaysia’s cyber defense capabilities are on track to become one of the best in the region, the country’s defense minister said this week.
Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that Malaysia was setting up a sophisticated cyber defense system that was now 90 percent complete after three years of work. He added that if work goes according to plan, Malaysia would be among the top countries in the region.
The Malaysian military’s intelligence unit has set up a cyber defense special unit to tackle cyber warfare, and the unit is working with several countries in order to secure the nation.
However, Hishammuddin refused to divulge the number of cyber attack attempts directed against Malaysia since the unit had been set up.