Budget 2023 Highlights Strengthening Cybersecurity
By staying informed and proactive in the fight against cybercrime, we can all contribute to a safer and more secure online environment, Sandra Lee says
The Malaysian Government's recent allocation of RM10 million to the National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) and the implementation of a "kill switch" policy by Bank Negara demonstrate their commitment to enhancing cybersecurity measures in the country.
"With the rise of sophisticated cyber threats and attacks on organisations, it is crucial for businesses and consumers to recognise fraudulent activities and take appropriate action to prevent falling prey to online scams," says Sandra Lee, Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Korea, Sophos.
As Malaysia focuses on digital transformation and develops its digital economy, cybersecurity is a crucial component that cannot be overlooked. Governments, businesses and industries around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of cybersecurity on the economy.
Sophos, a worldwide leader in advanced cybersecurity solutions and services, is committed to helping organisations defeat cyberattacks.
With the Malaysian Government's new measures, we can look forward to a stronger and more cyber-resilient world.
It is imperative that organisations and individuals remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their digital assets. By staying informed and proactive in the fight against cybercrime, we can all contribute to a safer and more secure online environment, Sandra Lee says.
"The increase in cybersecurity threats and attacks on Malaysia organisations tells us that hackers are more sophisticated and complex than ever before. Therefore, organisations need to have the right tools and knowledge to combat them. It is imperative that organisations and consumers recognise fraudulent activities and know how to take action against falling prey to online scams.
"Cybersecurity is a crucial component that cannot be overlooked as Malaysia focuses on digital transformation and develops its growing digital economy. Across the globe, governments, businesses and industries are cognizant of its scale and its impact on the economy," she adds.