KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is vulnerable to progressively well-structured cyber-criminals who are leveraging on new technologies for monetary gain. This has given an urgent warning to the head of the national cyber-security agency.
“Cyber security threats were constantly evolving to the emergence of new technologies, resulting in an even higher need for comprehensive cyber-security measures”. Says Amirudin Abdul Wahab, the CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia.
“Nowadays, the threat is getting more advanced, it’s not just hacking for fun. They use it for financial gain, and are profit-oriented,” he said.
He was asked if Malaysia was well equipped to face such threats, he said there was no guarantee that cyber-criminals would not catch up with the cyber-security measures put in place even we tried to be ahead.
“It is not a Malaysian scenario, but a global phenomenon,” he said.
Organizations must leverage new technologies, especially in detection and prediction capabilities. One needs to identify and predict the possibility of threats before things happen by looking at abnormality and patterns using data analytics.
Source: FMT News