Photo - (On left) AvantiKumar, Editor, Computerworld Malaysia & Correspondent for Executive Networks Media [ENM] channels, receives the award from YB Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation; while looking on is YABhg General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Retired), Chairman of the Board of Directors, CyberSecurity Malaysia; and (standing on right) is Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia.
Computerworld Malaysia together with other media was honoured by the board of directors of national cyber security specialist agency CyberSecurity Malaysia during a recent awards appreciation ceremony, supported by officials from the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation [MOSTI].
During the ceremony, held at KL Hilton in conjunction with a security certification awards event, CyberSecurity Malaysia chairman General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi bin Mohamed (Retired) commended the role played by the recipients in increasing cyber security awareness in the country.
"Accuracy is a fundamental norm of ethical journalism. Inaccurate reporting can undermine important news stories and mislead the public," said Mohd Azumi, in his keynote address.
"Today, accuracy is further challenged as news-making adopts the Internet medium," he said. "With the rise of online media, the latest breaking-news can be shared with the public within seconds as it unfolds. News agencies must therefore ensure their reports are accurate and facts verified."
"There is evidently a fine balance between speed and accuracy," said Mohd Azumi, adding that editors and journalists must continue to raise awareness on national cyber security issues in Malaysia through well-researched articles and informative programmes.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin said, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the media for their continuous support to MOSTI and CyberSecurity Malaysia."
"Emerging cyber threats require engagement from the entire community to create a safer cyber environment - from government and law enforcement to the private sector and, most importantly, individual users." he said. "CyberSecurity Malaysia's effort to reach out to both the public and private sector would not have been possible without the cooperation and interest from the media industry in Malaysia."
The only international and ICT media channel among award winners, Computerworld Malaysia's editor & ENM country correspondent AvantiKumar received the award on behalf of the Computerworld Malaysia team.
The CyberSecurity Malaysia Most Supportive Media award recipients are:
2014 MOST SUPPORTIVE MEDIA COMPANY
- Media Prima Group
2014 MOST SUPPORTIVE PRINT MEDIA - MAGAZINES / PERIODICALS
- Computerworld Malaysia
2014 MOST SUPPORTIVE PRINT MEDIA - NEWSPAPER
- Harian Metro
2014 MOST SUPPORTIVE ONLINE MEDIA
- New Straits Times Online
2014 MOST SUPPORTIVE BROADCAST MEDIA - TV
- TV 1 (RTM)
2014 MOST SUPPORTIVE BROADCAST MEDIA - RADIO
- Bernama Radio 24
CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national specialist centre for cyber security, under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).
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