Tuesday, 8 December 2015

CyberDEF in Moscow, Russia.

Cyber Security Mission in Moscow, Russia.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

CyberDEF - FireEye Best Cyber Security Innovation 2015

CyberSecurity Malaysia won "Best Cyber Security Innovation" award by FireEye based on CyberDEF service/product; ceremony in Washington DC USA.


With Kevin Mandia 

Friday, 9 October 2015

Saturday, 26 September 2015

CCTV Kualiti Tinggi Bantu Selesai Kes Jenayah

Joint raid with Health Department in Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU: Illegal medicine and beauty products worth nearly RM1mil were seized during raids on two online businesses.

The raids, jointly by the Health Department and the CyberSecurity Malaysia enforcement officers, was conducted on Sept 20 and 21 following a three-month surveillance on two online beauty and health businesses, said Terengganu Health Department director Dr Mohamad Omar yesterday.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hackers always try to be a step ahead, banks warned

Interview by The Star - Nicholas Cheng

KUALA LUMPUR: Banks should never think that they are safe from hacking because criminals are always finding ways to beat the system, says a cyber security expert.

When told of the latest ATM hacking, Cybersecurity Malaysia (CSM) Responsive Services vice-president Dr Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin said: “They have upgraded!” 

He said the suspects must have a programmed credit card, which they used in their hackings, enabling them to override the operating system of the bank’s ATMs and issue commands to release money.

“Maybe the ATM’s operating system is outdated,” said Dr Aswami.

“If they were using Windows XP, that would make the system susceptible to hackings.

“A chip is like a mini version of a computer with its own operating system.

“It can be programmed to exploit the weaknesses in the outdated system and make it issue commands to withdraw certain amounts of money.”

After last year’s ATM hackings, the nation’s cyber security agency said it had issued advisories to banks on the need to upgrade their operating systems and pointed out the risks faced.

“But we don’t know if they actually took our advice. We are just like parents, you know.

“We can advise the children but it’s really up to them.

“But cyber criminals are always upgrading their technique. They are always finding a new way. So, agencies also need to keep up,” Dr Aswami said.

He suggested that finance institutions meet with Bank Negara Malaysia experts and come out with a solution on the latest technology they needed to adopt to prevent further hackings.

Dr Aswami said CSM was ready to help the central bank and the police in the digital forensic investigations into the latest hacking.

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Firing up forensics

Thanks to Lee Kah Leng from The Star for this interview on Digital Forensics.

CyberSecurity is using its expertise in security and forensics to expand its services to the masses. 
In 1997, MyCERT (Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team) was formed to tackle ­emerging security issues when the Internet was still in its infancy. It soon became a part of a bigger unit called Niser (National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre) to guard our digital borders before finally becoming the entity we know today – CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Beyond the name change, CyberSecurity has also evolved as an organisation, pushing the boundaries of what it can offer to government agencies, private ­sector and even the public.

Into the future
Housed in CyberSecurity’s ­facility in Seri Kembangan, Kuala Lumpur is the Cyber Forensic X lab where the organisation researches and develops cutting edge technologies to help combat digital crime.

The lab creates its own high grade tools so it doesn’t have to buy exorbitantly priced ­professional equipment, says CyberSecurity’s vice-president for cyber security responsive services, Dr Aswami Ariffin.

For full write-up please refer below link:

Friday, 12 June 2015

Sunday, 24 May 2015

CyberDEF - Detect, Eradicate & Forensics

CSM new service - CyberDEF.
Under CSRS (Cyber Security Responsive Services, my division), my latest innovation to fight against computer malwares.

This is part of my CMERP initiatives; 

D - Detect Threats
E - Eradicate Threats
F- Forensic Analysis (this stage is iterative; back to D or E to further improve the techniques. Part of the poster, below.)

CyberDEF, front page coverage on Berita Harian (Malaysian Newspaper).

Malware infections stastistics, source MyCERT: 

In Malaysian language, part of the solutions (if you need the details, please contact me).

With Dr. Zulkifli,  Deputy Secretary General (Science), 
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Last but not least, more to come in the near future!