UUM ONLINE: Cyberjaya – The School of Computing (SoC), UUM, in collaboration with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), organised the 2nd Malaysian Internet Governance Forum (MYIGF) 2017, with the timely theme, Cyber Security For Trusted Digital Economy, at the MCMC Auditorium, yesterday morning.
The forum, which was organised for the second time after 2014, was officiated by the Deputy Secretary-General (Management), Ministry of Higher Education, Dato' Kamel Mohamad, who represented the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Higher Education.
In his speech, Dato' Kamel Mohamad said that the forum involved various parties to ensure that the country's cyber security, in particular, was safe and free from infiltration or hacking.
Apart from this, he said that the country was now approaching the era of the fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), which would, undeniably, have the potential to empower, transform and reorganize individuals and communities as it would create new opportunities for economic and social development.
"Being driven by rapid advancement in technology would affect all disciplines, economies and industries.
"However, great creations in the field of technology, if misused, could also cause damage and actual threat. Therefore, good governance is crucial," he said.
MYIGF, which attracted more than 100 participants comprising academics and experts in the field of cyberspace, became a platform to disseminate and share views and research findings towards developing the issue of cyber security in digital economics at the national and global levels.
At the forum, the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, and the Chief Officer of the Communications and Digital Ecosystem Sector, MCMC, Dato' Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus, also delivered their respective keynote addresses.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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