TM’s VADS, CyberSecurity team up to thwart online threats

PETALING JAYA: Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) subsidiary VADS Bhd is partnering CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti), to strengthen the nation’s effort in deflecting cyber threats.

In a joint statement last Friday, VADS said the partnership is to drive the nation’s cyber security landscape by enhancing and creating diverse awareness on capacity building on cyber security across all market segments, including the government, small and medium enterpises (SMEs) and Malaysian consumers.

“Cyber crime is a real threat to our digital way of life. With the country embracing the digital economy, we recognise the importance of having a strategic partner to effectively combat the broadening range of cyber threats,” CyberSecurity Malaysia chairman General (R) Tan Sri Mohd Azumi Mohamed said.

“This partnership with VADS is significant to ensure that continuous efforts to develop the country’s team of cyber security professionals, and create a more secure and resilient cyber environment.”

Through the five-year partnership, VADS is responsible for identifying target markets and promotion of CyberSecurity Malaysia’s online courses via VADS Marketplace, a platform that is enabled by VADS Cloud eXchange.

It offers business owners and organisations a wide selection of innovative digital business solutions, which are convenient, user-friendly and enhances operational efficiency and business productivity.

CyberSecurity Malaysia is also responsible for developing various cyber security competency and capability training programmes and knowledge-sharing platforms for ICT professionals, through its Cyber Security Professional Development Programme.

CyberSecurity Malaysia is the country’s cyber security specialist, which provides cyber security expertise and technical services to the public and private sectors, and the community.