PUTRAJAYA: The government plans to establish a Malaysian cybersecurity commission as part of efforts to strengthen cybersecurity in the country, says communications and digital minister Fahmi Fadzil.
Speaking at the ministry’s monthly gathering here, Fahmi said the ministry would cooperate with related agencies like CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) to set up the commission.
“There are big plans with the hope of (realising) efforts to establish a Malaysian Cybersecurity Commission,” he said.
Fahmi also said several legal amendments affecting agencies under the ministry, such as the personal data protection department (JPDP), Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (Finas) and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), will be tabled in the coming Dewan Rakyat session which begins on Feb 13.
“There is no point in having data that is not secure. JPDP needs to be strengthened and CSM too should make a leap. These are basic matters that need to be settled fast,” he said.
Meanwhile, Fahmi said the review of the 5G network rollout would be completed by the end of March, and that the ministry is in the midst of meeting relevant parties and compiling feedback on the matter.
“5G not only plays the role of service access but also as a way of managing technology and is capable of helping to provide a better and more civil future,” he said.
On Jan 13, Fahmi was reported to have said that the policy on Digital Nasional Bhd’s (DNB) rollout of the 5G network would be tabled before the Cabinet by the end of the first quarter of this year.