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Efforts continue to ensure a safer cyberspace

The National Cyber Security Committee (JKKS) will continue its efforts towards ensuring a safer cyber space and address aspects closely related to cybersecurity – namely people, processes and technology, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha said .

He said this during the 20th session of the Legislative Council meeting yesterday, delivering his welcoming remarks highlighting his ministry‘s budget for 2024-2025 financial year.

It is also established to monitor and update the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) to ensure its implementation runs smoothly.

“The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) is committed to ensuring a safe and secure digital environment for all users.

“BND8.75 million has been allocated for cybersecurity management for the 2024-2025 financial year,” the minister said.

Among the efforts by Cyber Security Brunei (CSB) to create a resilient digital ecosystem is the implementation of the Cyber Security Order, 2023.

“This will be one of CSB’s main focuses for this financial year, while Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) will focus on the provision of a legal framework for the protection of personal data,” the minister added.

“Public awareness campaigns through BruCERT through various delivery channels including TV and radio as well as social media, will continue, so that no community group is left out in knowing the safety risks in the use of various platforms available online.”

Meanwhile, the Content Advisory Council (CAC), which the MTIC through AITI and the Prime Minister’s Office as joint secretariat is responsible for monitoring content distributed via the Internet or social media, will take regulatory action including legal action, if necessary.

AITI works closely with telecommunication providers in Brunei and related agencies to avoid short message services and websites being used as online scam activities.

The public is advised to report any alleged scams to BruCERT via 2458001, WhatsApp at 7170766 or via email at reporting@brucert. – Azlan Othman

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