X-Maya 3: Benchmarking The National Cyber Crisis Management Plan

12 09 2010

The National Security Council in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia have earlier concluded the third national-level cyber crisis exercise or X-Maya 3 that involved 34 organizations from public and private sectors that are listed under Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII). Held since 2008, the X-Maya program was designed in order to assess and improves the National Cyber Crisis Management Plan together with CNII’s readiness against the threat of cyber-attacks. This year’s exercise focused on two scenarios: Targeted Attacksand Botnets.

“The economy’s reliance on Information and Communications Technology and communications networks requires us to ensure that the CNII is secure and protected from threats. We must address these threats effectively as there are a range of ICT-dependent public services which are critical components in maintaining social, economic and political stability, and national security in general.” – Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

“The economic and governance activities of the country have drastically changed in line with the wider use of ICT. Due to this, efforts related to national security must take into account the threats from cyberspace.” – Tuan Haji Fadillah Yusof, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.

As per previous edition on X-Maya, all the activities in X-Maya 3 was conceived in-house by CyberSecurity Malaysia using their experiences in coordinating the annual Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team Cyber Exercise, together with the experience in operating their Cyber999 Help Centre and Malware Research Centre. This also includes infrastructure and technical support throughout the duration of X-Maya 3.

To find out more information on our national cyber security, head on to CyberSecurity Malaysia’s official website (http://www.cybersecurity.my).




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