SUBANG JAYA: Asia Cybersecurity Exchage (AsiaCyberX), a platform developed to make Malaysia a major cyber security hub in the world aims to train 240 cyber security experts within a year.
AsiaCyberX is a collaboration between LE Global Services Sdn Bhd (LGMS), ACE Accelerator Network Sdn Bhd and the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in supporting cyber security entrepreneurship, as well as developing skilled professionals to meet demand in the field.
Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister (KKMM), Datuk Seri Jailani Johari, said that three public university and five private university universities were identified to participate in the MDEC Cyber Security Development Program for six weeks.
He said the course provided opportunities for young people to venture into the field of cyber security and secure employment opportunities in the future.
“Participants of most of the final year students of Information Technology (IT) and after the program ends, participants will be placed in high potential companies,” he said when launching AsiaCyberX here today.
Also present, ACE Group Chairman, Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak; MDEC Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood and LGMS Chief Executive Officer, Fong Choong Fook.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Fuzi said that RM200 million was allocated to potential startups for the cyber security sector.
“In the cyber security sector, there are various roles that need to be filled and demand in this sector is increasing.
“This platform will cover various aspects of the routine including security analysts assigned to protect and reduce security breaches to ensure every information is protected,” he said.
Choong Fook said AsiaCyberX was aimed at identifying unpublished cyber security talents and entrepreneurs who have the potential to thrive.
“Through this training and mentoring program, we want to bring Malaysia’s cyber security ecosystem to a new level by strengthening our local talent potential.
“By increasing the diversity of cyber workforce, we believe we are able to create a cyber security talent ecosystem, thereby enhancing the response capabilities of increasingly widespread cyber security threats,” he said.
At the event, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ACE Group and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) was also signed.
The collaboration focuses on research, developing capabilities and training in cyber security in line with the establishment of AsiaCyberX.