The proposal for the establishment of the Cyber Security Commission is expected to be presented this June
Cybersecurity commission hopefully tabled in Dewan in June
Govt also intends to review nation’s cryptography policy, says comms minister
KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed establishment of the Malaysian Cyber Security Commission is currently in the engagement session stage with relevant agencies to discuss various aspects of relevant legislation as well as the form of the commission itself.
Communications and Digital Minister (KKD) Fahmi Fadzil hopes that the establishment proposal can be presented at the Dewan Rakyat meeting this June after getting approval from the Cabinet and top management.
“I expect that if this commission needs to be established, it will take a year or two, it is not that fast.
“But the function or jurisdiction of the task (of controlling cyber security) carried by bodies such as CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) will continue,” he told Bernama after attending the Lembah Pantai Parliament’s Khatan Perdana Council here today.
In addition, Fahmi also intends to review the country’s cryptography policy to streamline data security aspects in this country.
He said cryptography involves encryption which is the key to data security and currently, other countries have started implementing new policies involving quantum cryptography which is a more advanced field of mathematics.
Last January, Fahmi was reported to have said that KKD intends to establish the Malaysian Cyber Security Commission as a step to strengthen cyber security in the country.
Regarding the Lembah Pantai Parliament’s Prime Minister’s Ceremony which took place at the Kerinchi People’s Housing Project (PPR), Fahmi said the program was held at least once every year in the parliamentary area to help the B40 group.