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An Information Security Awareness session was held on 14th December 2018 at Malakoff Academy of Excellence (MAX) to educate employees on the risks of cyber and scam attacks due to the lack of awareness in information security. This is the first time that the event was organized company-wide via the Zoom facility and approximately 300 employees from Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) Headquarters, Tanjung Bin Power Plant (TBPP), Prai Power Plant (PPP) and Lumut Power Plant (LPP) were able to join in the session.
The event was officiated on behalf of the management by En. Mohd Shokri bin Daud, Senior Vice President of Local Generation Division.
In his opening speech, he noted that Malakoff had been certified with Information Security Management System (ISMS) since 2012 that aims to stimulate a systematic approach in managing sensitive company information to ensure it remains secure. The purpose of ISMS adoption is to preserve the confidentiality (C), integrity (I) and availability (A), of the company’s information.
En. Mohd Shokri stressed that failure to protect information may result in disruption to Malakoff routines and processes, direct financial losses through information theft, fraud, loss of privacy and reputational damage, which is why an educational session such as this is imperative.
“With this kind of regular awareness session, Malakoff will be equipped to react to these cyber risks, handle the incidents and respond accordingly, despite the technological advancements and proliferation of scam cases.”
“To be able to sustain in managing these risks is very important and key for us to remain competitive”, added En. Mohd Shokri.
As part of the company’s security assessment exercises, in collaboration with Condition Zebra Sdn Bhd, Malakoff had also conducted a social engineering attack using “phishing” emails that were sent to all Malakoff staff early this year. The objective was to measure the level of cyber security awareness among Malakoff employees.
The event then proceeded with an informative presentation on “Cyber Security Awareness” by Ms. Syarifah Nur Syairah, a Security Engineer/Pentester from Condition Zebra Sdn Bhd, where audience was enlightened with attested case studies involving several local corporations, and precautionary steps that employees should be mindful of to prevent it from happening.
Malakoff hopes this sharing session will benefit and subsequently embed an awareness in every employee before sharing any information or opening any files that are deemed suspicious.