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10.03.18 Issue of Cyber Security

Yesterday morning's session also touched on the issues of cyber security. Responding to a query raised by Yang Berhormat Dayang Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office explained that in 2014, the E-Government National Centre has carried out a number of security enhancement programmes for e-government systems to tackle cyber security issues.

The programmes cover a number of aspects include human resource and administration process system. Apart from that, several safety initiatives and activities were also introduced. One of them is the WSC safety standard for web applications, which is introduced as a guideline for implementing and auditing systems. All government web application must be tested for safety using the standard prior to its launch. At the same year, the e-government has provided another standard platform for government websites, which allows proper management and easy monitoring, especially in the IT security aspect. Meanwhile, in 2016, the e-government has implemented the manage security services project with the cooperation of ITPSS. The aim of the project is to monitor, protect and establish e-government infrastructure and assets. Meanwhile, activities to strengthen government asset management for server or network facilities are being carried out every quarterly.

News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
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