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MDBC: Cybersecurity – Hygiene and Resilience

July 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,


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Cybersecurity Trends That Directly Impact Everyday Life

If you haven’t already, do remember to sign up now for this important and informative event, especially for small businesses. Small businesses are often easy pickings for hackers, lacking sufficient budgets to protect against every type of attack. In this day and age however, breaches are increasing and it is even more important to learn more about how to secure your data.

Register now to learn how to protect yourself and your company with our Cybersecurity experts on Thursday, 20 July at MDEC Bangsar South from 14:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Businesses around the world today depend on technology to function and thrive. However, along with this growth, the risk of being hacked is increasing.  The scale of cyberthreats is growing exponentially, spilling into the mainstream. Over the next 24 months, expect threat actors to focus on businesses that have underinvested in security.

These are trends with very human costs, whether it be potential cyberattacks from state – sponsored threat actors who want to take down critical infrastructure, or consumers who fear becoming the victim of identity theft due to companies that take shortcuts with their security. Building a resilient framework and being “digitally fit” is crucial for businesses, organizations, and even individuals to survive and thrive in today’s increasingly digital world.  Join us for this informative event to learn more about cybersecurity hygiene and resilience.

Date:  Thursday, 20 July 2023
Time:  14:00 – 16:00 hrs
Venue: MDEC Bangsar South
              Level 27, Tower B, Vertical Business Suites
              Avenue 3, Bangsar South
              59200 Kuala Lumpur
Members – FOC
Non – Members – RM 50 per pax

13:45 – 14:00 hrs: Registration
14:00 – 14:05 hrs: Welcome Remarks by MDBC and MDEC
14:05 – 14:25 hrs: “Cyber Hygiene and Cyber Resilience” by Dr. Solahuddin bin Shamsuddin (Chief Technology Officer, Cybersecurity Malaysia)
14:25 – 14:45 hrs: “Cyber Risk: Why Boards Should Take it Seriously” by Murugason R. Thangaratnam (CEO, Novem CS Sdn Bhd)
14:45 – 15:05 hrs: “Cloud & the Cybersecurity Landscape” by Alvin Chong (Manager, Scale – Up / Digital Tech, MDEC)
15:05 – 15:20 hrs: Q&A Session
15:20 – 16:00 hrs: Networking & Refreshments
16:00 hrs: End of Program


Dr. Solahuddin bin Shamsuddin
(Chief Technology Officer, Cybersecurity Malaysia)
Dr. Solahuddin has been working as a cyber security professional for more than 16 years. He joined CyberSecurity Malaysia in 2002 and has been working in a wide variety of cybersecurity areas. With his knowledge, experience, and skills in various cyber security domains he is now entrusted to be CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He was a recipient of Golden Globe Tigers Award 2016 for CIO Excellence and Leadership.  Dr. Solahuddin received his PhD from University of Bradford, United Kingdom in Network Security in 2008. He received a post-graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis from UiTM, Malaysia in 1991. He started his career with the Malaysian Armed Forces after completing his first degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University, USA in 1986. He served in the Royal Signal Regiment of the Malaysian Army for 10 years before joining the industry after the completion of his stint with the Malaysian Armed Forces.


Murugason R. Thangaratnam
(Chief Executive Officer, Novem CS Sdn Bhd)
Muru is a highly motivated C – Suite professional with 25 years of experience in diverse decision making senior management positions.  A tech savvy crisis manager who in addition to being CEO of Novem CS, is also Executive Chairman with Advanced Security Network, a licensed private security & investigations company.  He is an enthusiastic individual with superior skills in both team based and independent capacities.  Muru has a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University, Australia, is a Certified Cyber Security Practitioner with the Chartered International Institute of Security & Crisis Management (Singapore), a certified Digital Transformation Professional, CASUGOL (Singapore), and a Cyber Defense Strategy Professional, VulsanX Academy (Malaysia).  He also holds certificates in Corporate Security Management Studies (from the Academy of Security, Intelligence, and Risks Studies – Singapore) and  in Countering Malicious Operation Against Financial Institutions (from Sandia National Laboratories – USA).


Alvin Chong
(Manager, Scale – Up / Digital Tech, MDEC)
Alvin, the Manager of Cybersecurity at the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC) for Digital Tech, brings with him an impressive 27 year background in Information Technology.  His expertise spans diverse fields including Infrastructure, Cloud Platform, Identity Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, IT Project Management, and IT Security.  Alvin holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology in Business from the University of Lincoln, UK, and has acquired certifications in Managing Big Data with MySQL, Data Visualization and Communication with Tableau, and other relevant areas.  He is also the project owner for the National Cybersecurity Innovation Challenge Program (Cyber100).


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Please register no later than Tuesday, 18 July 2023 (12:00 hrs).

While this event is free of charge for our members, late cancellations (after Tuesday, 18 July (12:00 hrs)) and no shows will be charged for this event at RM 50 per person.
Replacement / substitute participant to avoid the no show charges are welcomed.

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We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat


July 20, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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