I had the pleasure of delivering a workshop on cybersecurity at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) on 10 to 11 April. UMS is a Member of APNIC and is located in beautiful Kota Kinabalu — about two hours by air from Kuala Lumpur.
The training was held at one of the labs in the computing centre. Twenty-five participants from UMS’s IT division — a mixed crowd from the infrastructure, data centre, software development and security units — attended.
The content of the workshop was based on the APNIC Academy eLearning course titled ‘Introduction to CyberSecurity’ that was launched at the end of March. There were some hands-on sessions, especially on tools that can be used to improve the security of the campus network and systems. Using the eLearning course also means that participants will be able to get a certificate if they complete the assessment online.
The training opportunity allowed us to learn about the challenges in managing security for a large educational institution — especially from the network, applications, and user awareness perspectives.
I was also informed about the new university hospital that the UMS IT division will have to support in the future, and security will definitely be high on the agenda.
Moving forward, we will be discussing potential collaboration to carry out more training activities in the future. I would like to thank the organizers (Ms Suraidah and Mustapah) and all the attendees for their great hospitality.
Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the ‘Introduction to CyberSecurity’ course at the APNIC Academy and please help spread the word!
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