Malaysia’s minister of defence, Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, has highlighted cyber security as a ‘crucial’ and ‘unconventional threat’ that must be tackled.
Speaking ahead of the Defence Services Asia exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Hussein said: ‘The issue of national security has never been more crucial than it is today, when threats loom about more than ever before, in all kinds of forms.
Echoing the defence minister’s thoughts, General Datuk Raja Mohamed Affandi Bin Raja Mohamed Noor, Chief of the Malaysian Army referred to an increase in cyber crimes and called for higher levels of cooperation and collaboration.
‘The subject of national security is no longer independent nor self-reliant. With threats and security concerns springing up from all quarters and in various forms,’ he said.
Elsewhere, Malaysia’s Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar described an ever-evolving security environment and the ‘changing nature of warfare demands’.
‘Cyber security is an area of concern that needs to be urgently addressed,’ he urged. ‘It is indeed crucial that we are able to respond speedily to unpredictable security challenges with flexibility and innovation.
‘The Royal Military Police seeks to continually uphold our national security by updating our technology and process to come down hard on criminal activities and bring those responsible to justice,’ Bakar said
‘However, technology has also seen new innovations in the field of defence, which is especially why events such as DSA are even more important now than ever before.’ (Shepard Media)