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Telekom Malaysia signs MoC, collaborates with CyberSecurity Malaysia

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Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) via its enterprise and public sector business solutions arm, TM ONE, sealed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) with CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cybersecurity specialist agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), to empower and strengthen the level of cybersecurity in Malaysia.

The MoC was signed in a virtual event by Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab FASc, Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia and Imri Mokhtar, Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), TM. The ceremony was witnessed by General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired) Chairman of the Board of Directors, CyberSecurity Malaysia and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh, Chairman of TM.

The event was also graced by the presence of YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

Commenting on key aspects of the memorandum, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh noted: “We are honoured to collaborate with CyberSecurity Malaysia in this strategic initiative, which is aimed at elevating the nation’s cybersecurity network and ecosystem and strengthening Malaysia’s self-reliance in cyberspace. It is vital for the adoption of cybersecurity to be in tandem with the pace of transformation in order to secure our digital economy. Being a strategic partner, it is our pleasure to lend our expertise not just for this initiative but in Malaysia’s mission to enhance its cybersecurity capabilities. This collaboration will enable both parties to enhance the ability of the public and business sectors to fend off cyberattacks that can come from all corners of the world and make cybersecurity a key thrust towards a sustainable digital economy, digital government and digital society. TM as the enabler of Digital Malaysia, is here to bridge the need for cybersecurity in order to successfully use cloud services; and to enable organisations to focus on their transformation journey, securely and comfortably.”

Meanwhile, General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired) said, “As a cybersecurity specialist and technical agency, CyberSecurity Malaysia is strongly committed to ensure the e-Security aspects of the country and will continue to identify areas that could endanger national security and the well-being of the people. The main focus is to strengthen capacity through monitoring and providing effective response towards cyber threats and attacks to avoid major impact. With the signing of this strategic partnership, the principles and mechanisms of collaboration will enable both entities to merge and benefit from each other’s technology and expertise, thus enabling both organisations to act as commercial strategic partners locally and internationally.”

The initiative between both parties includes the sharing of global best practices, leveraging each other’s technical capabilities and is set to deliver optimal cybersecurity technology solutions to local enterprises and public sectors. TM’s role encompasses offering end-to-end comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to both Malaysia and the world. This is delivered principally through CYDEC, which is a portfolio of active cyber defense capabilities, managed security products and services, powered by TM’s Global Security Operations Center (GSOC). CYDEC is indeed paving the way for greater digital trust and cyber resilience in the digital era. These managed security services ensure access to real-time, continuous, predictive cybersecurity, quickly and without complexity, for added assurance and is well-positioned to secure and protect our nation’s strategic Critical Network & Information Infrastructure (CNII).

Another key aspect of this strategic collaboration is to explore the development of advanced security monitoring capabilities by tapping on TM ONE’s extensive cloud infrastructure. Both parties will also endeavour to advance digital forensic capabilities and enhance incident response services. This will eventually feature cyber-outreach, a capability and capacity development programme, which will help to upscale the skillset and digital intelligence potential of Malaysia’s public and private sector workforce.

This MoC also signals the continued urgency of addressing the relentless surge of cyber threats impacting both the public and business sectors as a fundamental step to enabling a sustainable, safe and successful digital society.

TM ONE CYDEC cybersecurity solution comprises four (4) key elements:

  • Managed Security Service Provider – an end-to-end security solution and management in real-time through predictive protection on private or public networks
  • Cybersecurity Subscription Service – a self-service Digital Risk Protection portal powered by a renowned global telecommunications player, Telefonica
  • Digital Identity Services – provide authority certificates and digital signatures that comply with Malaysia’s regulatory and legal systems
  • Professional Services – offers holistic security consulting and assessment services on an organisation’s cybersecurity strategy and landscape

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