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As the lead agency mandated to drive the country's digital economy, MDEC is committed in ensuring that the cybersecurity industry is developed with innovative solutions and services to respond to the increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats that we face today.

MDEC Cybersecurity Program Objectives

Driving Supporting Cybersecurity Practices

Work with regulatory bodies to facilitate development of cybersecurity industry best practices adoption such as managed security services, security operation centre and cloud security.

Developing Next Gen Cybersecurity Talent

Initiate a two-pronged approach to increase and enhance cybersecurity talents for students at higher learning institutions and working professionals.

Move-up Solution Value

Take advantage of the growing for demand regional market through managed security services such as threat intelligence, data security, security for IoT and Fintech.

Cybersecurity As Catalyst

Initiate program to innovate new cybersecurity solution to address the growing demand of technology transformation.

MDEC Cybersecurity Industry Development Framework

Cybersecurity Framework, MDEC categorizes security providers based on their offering for “Identity”, “Protect”, “Detect”, “Respond” and “Recover” solutions and services, for managing the lifecycle of an organization’s cybersecurity risks in reference to NIST Cybersecurity framework.


  • Asset Management
  • Business Environment
  • Governance
  • Risk Assesment
  • Risk Management


  • Access Control
  • Awareness & Training
  • Data Security
  • Infastructure Protection
  • Maintenance
  • Protective Technology


  • Anomalies & Events
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Detection Process


  • Response Planning
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Mitigation
  • Improvement


  • Recovery Planning
  • Improvement
  • Communication