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Johor government allocates RM300k to enhance cybersecurity

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government has given almost RM300 ,000 this year to improve cybersecurity.

State Education, Human Resource, Science and Technology Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan said to assure privacy of the government’s database. A total of RM294,000 has allotted for that.

“This amount included payment for security software including firewalls, web application firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and also intrusion prevention methods that work as a defence system against external threats.

“Secret records only utilized officers provide the responsible for it. The sharing of data, in the concept of data openness, is the state government’s right,” he said.

The Parit Yaani assemblyman added that the state government has also organized a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) during 2010.

Aminolhuda added the CERT people are officers from the Information System Service Scheme presently include at state government departments.

“They are in charge of managing security events at ICT agencies under the state administration,” he stated.

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