CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).
The Cabinet Meeting on 28 September 2005, through the Joint Cabinet Notes by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) No. H609/2005 agreed to establish the National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre (now known as CyberSecurity Malaysia) as a National Body to monitor the National e-Security aspect, spin-off from MIMOS to become a separate agency and incorporated as a Company Limited-by- Guarantee, under the supervision of MOSTI.
The Malaysian Government gazetted the role of CyberSecurity Malaysia by Order of the Ministers of Federal Government Vol.53, No.13, dated 22 June 2009 (revised and gazetted on 26 June 2013 [P.U. (A) 184] by identifying CyberSecurity Malaysia as an agency that provides specialised cybersecurity services and continuously identifies possible areas that may be detrimental to national security and public safety.
As a specialist agency, CyberSecurity Malaysia is also required to support as well as provide technical assistance and training services for national cyber crisis management, as stated in Paragraph 16.1, Order No. 24 of the Dasar dan Mekanisme Pengurusan Krisis Siber Negara (Policy and Mechanism for National Cyber Crisis Management) by the National Security Council.
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