In a outstanding show of cyber prowess, 4 Malaysian groups excelled within the Asean Cyber Defend (ACS) hacking competitors held from November 21 to 24, showcasing the nation’s rising expertise within the area of cybersecurity.
Collaborating in each pupil and open classes, the Malaysian contingent secured positions throughout the prime 5 of their respective brackets, incomes qualification for the celebrated finals.
The Nationwide Cyber Safety Company (Nacsa), working underneath the Nationwide Safety Council, proudly introduced that “Staff Cincai” clinched the third spot within the pupil class, securing a noteworthy money prize of US$5,000 (RM23,405).
Staff chief Choo Chi Siang expressed satisfaction in overcoming distinctive challenges, notably within the demanding “Cyber Warzone: Seize The Flag Competitors.” This victory follows their first-place achievement on the CYDES occasion in Kuala Lumpur in July, organized by Nacsa.
Dr. Megat Zuhairy Megat Tajuddin, the CEO of Nacsa, emphasised that this initiative aligns with ongoing efforts to reinforce the capabilities and expertise of the youthful technology within the dynamic area of cybersecurity. He highlighted the in depth alternatives and high-income potential supplied by a profession on this sector, urging extra younger skills to take part and leverage the alternatives offered.
In accordance with Megat Zuhairy, Malaysia anticipates a requirement for over 25,000 cybersecurity professionals by 2025, practically doubling the present rely of round 13,000 lively professionals within the native market.
The Malaysian involvement in ACS not solely supplied individuals a platform to hone their abilities and information but in addition strengthened collaborative efforts with regional counterparts in addressing cyber threats.
ACS, organized by the Korea Web Safety Company and Indonesia’s Nationwide Cyber and Crypto Company underneath the Asean Korea Cooperation Fund initiative, featured varied actions, together with cybersecurity conferences, digital forensics capacity-building workshops, interactions with South Korean cybersecurity corporations, open exhibitions, and hackathons.
The success of Malaysian groups within the ACS competitors underscores the nation’s dedication to fostering cybersecurity expertise and collaboration on the worldwide stage.