CYBERJAYA, 31 March 2022
That’s right, ALL OF US!
Yes, typically we hear about how companies and organisations need to consistently up their game as cyber attacks are no longer stopped by antivirus software or firewalls and it is no longer a question of “if” it will happen but rather “when”. However, with the pandemic, cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and intense amid the increasing levels of remote work and dependence on digital devices. So why is cyber security important is a no-brainer.
It is simply because it encompasses everything that relates to protecting our data from cyber attackers who want to steal this information and use it to cause harm. We all rely on the safety of our data and personal information. For example, when logging into an application or when filling in sensitive data like our personal information in digital financial platforms. If these systems, networks, and infrastructures do not have the right protection in place, not only the company’s data but our personal data as well might fall into the wrong hands.
Being a digital technology-focused university, of course we are passionate about cyber security.
March 31st was #WorldBackupDay, a community event to help raise awareness on the increasing role of data in our lives and reminds us to protect our precious digital information as we become more reliant on technology.
And it goes without saying, that UNIMY would celebrate everything, well….techie related and #WorldBackupDay is a techie thingie 😊
Through various community sharing sessions, UNIMY engaged audience with pointers on managing personal data and being aware of data collection technology to ensure digital security.
The session was crucial as the technological changes that shaped the workplace, and the world, starting in 2020 are here to stay. So are the increasing cyber threats enterprises (and of course individuals) face. It is therefore not surprising that most corporates say they will mainly spend their IT budgets on cyber resilience. Therefore, once again, in terms of who needs cyber security, a resounding each and every one of us!
However, as of end 2020, Malaysia recorded a shortage of 7,917 professionals according to CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) with the country aiming to produce 20,000 cyber security experts by 2025. Meanwhile, Malaysia is projected to have an additional 9,020 cyber security professional positions by 2026 that need to be filled, further supporting that cyber security experts are needed to provide adequate cyber security solution for the nation.
With the acceleration in digitisation spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic, both CSM and the Malaysian Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) believe traditional cybersecurity solutions are no longer sufficient, and that investments in new technology must be made. The Malaysia Cyber Security Strategy (MCSS 2020-2024) has been designed with tools to provide trust in our cyber environment not only for national security, but also to support the government agenda in the digital economy, Industry 4.0 and the adoption of other disruptive technologies for Malaysia’s advancement.
If a career in cyber security is for you, let UNIMY pave the way with our Foundation in Computing and Engineer and of course, our cyber security programme.
Check out our video on staying safe online here.