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National cybersecurity agency honours Computerworld Malaysia for second year running, wins two awards

Computerworld Malaysia Editorial Staff | March 24, 2016
Malaysia's Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation praises media for contributing to national cyber security agenda.

CSM_Avanti Kumar CyberSecurity Malaysia awards 2016

Photo - (From left) YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation presents awards to AvantiKumar, Computerworld Malaysia Editor & Correspondent for CIO Asia & MIS Asia news channels; looking on is YB Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation; and (standing on right) is Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia.

CyberSecurity Malaysia has honoured Computerworld Malaysia for the second consecutive year during the national cyber security agency's second annual IT and media awards ceremony, supported by officials from the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation [MOSTI].
During the ceremony held 22 March 2016 at KL Hilton, the MOSTI Minister YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau presented Computerworld Malaysia editor AvantiKumar with two awards including a personal award as journalist for coverage throughout 2015.

In his welcome note, CyberSecurity Malaysia's Chairman YAB 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.

"The presence of the [MOSTI] minister is testimony to the importance of the appreciation given today to the media," he said. "Cyber security resilience requires the equal participation of both the public and private sectors and the support of media, which provided accurate and ethical reporting. During 2015, the media's coverage of national CyberSecurity Malaysia initiatives reached almost 1000 features amounting to about RM15 million worth of PR (public relations) value."

The MOSTI Minister, in his congratulatory note, urged all players to cooperate in building a resilient cyberspace security infrastructure. "The media plays a very significant role in national cyber security both as the intermediary for information and as an influencer in creating and shaping public opinion."

"Securing cyberspace is a strategic matter, which will help move Malaysia from being an information consumer to an information producer as well," he added.

With CyberSecurity Malaysia's Most Supportive Media Recognition Awards for 2015. CyberSecurity Malaysia has created eight categories, each honouring an individual or media title on their respective roles in disseminating information and educating the community about cyber security's best practices and current issues. Three more awards have been added to the media awards for this second cycle of the awards ceremony to spotlight media in East Malaysia.

Incidentally, CyberSecurity Malaysia's chief executive officer Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab will be presenting the opening keynote address to an invited audience of IT professionals at this year's Computerworld Malaysia Security Summit on 14 April 2016.

Computerworld Malaysia is once again the sole ICT and international media channel among award winners. The CyberSecurity Malaysia Most Supportive Media channel award recipients are:

- Computerworld Malaysia


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