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Gov't mulls introducing Cybersecurity Act

The government is studying the possibility of introducing an act for cybersecurity, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

She said this was decided at the e-Sovereignty Committee meeting today, which also discussed the proposed launch of the National Cybersecurity Strategy in July this year.

The e-Sovereignty Committee, chaired by Wan Azizah, is the highest body in national cybersecurity management and is responsible for the drawing up of government policies on the planning and implementation of cybersecurity strategies.

Wan Azizah said the National Cyber Security Strategy would map out proactive actions in a comprehensive manner to protect critical systems in the country, including those belonging to the public and private sectors, business entities and the people.

"This strategy will involve the implementation of 37 action plans to strengthen national cyber security,” she said in a statement issued in conjunction with the meeting.

It will also entail the development of a national plan for implementing integrated awareness programmes involving government agencies, the private sector, industries, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), she said. - Bernama

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