Malaysia is an increasingly popular cyber hub in Southeast Asia, offering expansive resources for both established and budding cybersecurity professionals to hone their skills in this burgeoning field. Cybersecurity in Malaysia is of high significance, being one of the nation’s most important facets of information technology. As such, security events and conferences are held throughout the country annually, aimed at equipping business leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and other stakeholders with the latest cybersecurity knowledge and trends.
The two major cyber conferences in Malaysia worth noting for 2021 are the Technology & Innovation Security Asia (TISA) 2021, and the Security Asia 2021. Both are highly anticipated events, annually gathering some of the most renowned experts from across the cybersecurity industry, including technology leaders, government officials, media outlets, and more. In 2020, both TISA and Security Asia, amid the pandemic conditions, were held virtually so aspiring individuals and professionals had the opportunity to interact with the experts remotely from the comfort of their homes.
Cybercrime continues to plague Malaysia, largely emanating from malicious actors outside of the country’s borders. To address this, the Ministry of Transport of Malaysia is overseeing the National Cyber Security Awareness Initiative, which provides useful guidance on topics ranging from online safety to determining risks and threats associated with online activities. The Cyber Security Agency of Malaysia, established in 2018, is also committed to raising public awareness of cybersecurity, highlighting key issues pertinent to the nation’s information security as a whole.