NEC provides cyber-defense training for government agencies in Malaysia to enhance effectiveness in tackling cyber-attacks



Tokyo, Japan – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that it has provided government agencies in Malaysia with hands-on cyber-defense training.

More than 20 officials from The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM) attended the two-day training held in Cyberjaya, Malaysia recently.

The hands-on cyber defense training organized by NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation Malaysia was aimed at enhancing the abilities of system administrators in government agencies to effectively handle the increasing threat of cyber-attacks. By providing simulations of a customer’s ICT infrastructure, the practical training enables the cultivation of system administrators with comprehensive cyber defense capabilities.

“This project is another example of NEC’s leading position in the field of cyber-crime prevention,” said Chong Kai Wooi, Managing Director of NEC Corporation of Malaysia. “In order to cope with increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber-attacks, it is critically important to cultivate experts who can analyze vulnerability across an organization and respond to cyber incidents quickly and appropriately.”

NEC conducted this training as part of the “Hands-on pilot training aiming to increase cyber defense capabilities in ASEAN countries,” a project commissioned by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).

In January 2017, Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) and the MIC signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the area of Information and Communication Technologies, including cyber-security. As part of this cooperation, NEC, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia, provided hands-on cyber defense training for two government agencies in Malaysia. This training was similar to the MIC’s “Cyber Defense Exercise with Recurrence (CYDER)” provided in Japan.

The program capitalized on simulated government office network environments to provide students with valuable first-hand experience in handling a full cyber-attack, from the onset of an information security issue, to its final resolution. The training not only imparted technical skills in handling a cyber-attack, but provided important organizational measures for preventing the spread of damages, including possible instructions for staff and the sharing of information with related institutions.

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