The 2013 edition of Cyber Security Malaysia – Awards, Conference and Exhibition (CSM-ACE 2013) officially began at The Royale Chulan Hotel with a call by the Deputy Minister of Science Technology and Innovations’ (MOSTI) Y.B. Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah for Malaysian companies to ensure their digital assets are protected and safeguarded against cyber security risks such as data loss, damages, cyber-attacks and other cyber-criminal acts.

He cited a report from Gartner which says that Malaysia’s total information technology (IT) spending for 2013 is expected to reach RM61.9 billion this year, up 6.4 per cent over 2012; and that Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach US$3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.6 percent increase from 2013.

With the theme, ‘Securing Cyberspace for Economic Growth’, the CSM-ACE 2013 focuses on the strategic role of cyber security in powering Malaysia’s economy. CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab said on his welcome speech that the CSM-ACE has become one of the most anticipated annual events in the region’s cyber security industry calendar. “The CSM-ACE is the only 3-in-1 event that consists of an Award ceremony, a Conference, and an Exhibition”, said Dr. Amirudin.

CSM-ACE 2013 conference was a platform for cyber security researchers and industry practitioners to discuss cyber security policies at national and global perspectives with an aim to develop more robust governance and compliance mechanisms. This event brought together over 300 leading cyber security experts and leaders from Malaysia and within the region participating in multi-track conference sessions.

Securemetric Technology is proud to participate in CSM-ACE 2013 as an exhibitor and also Award winner at the Gala Dinner.