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CYDES 2023 Opening Ceremony
by YAB Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim
Prime Minister on 10th July 2023

CYDES 2023 Closing Ceremony
by YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Zuki bin Ali
Chief Secretary to the Government
on 13th July 2023



Technical Products & Solutions
Cyber Security Services
Training Services
Cyber Podium

Conference & Forum

The Malaysia Cyber Security Ecosystem Symposium 2023
2nd ASEAN Cyber Security Forum 2023
2nd Malaysia Cyber Security Strategy Forum 2023
2nd Malaysia ICT Security Officers Convention 2023

Meetings / Policy Dialogue

Malaysia - Japan Cyber Policy Dialogue (online)
Malaysia - Singapore High Level Cybersecurity Roundtable

Workshop / Training


Topic: Applying best practices and next generation cyber protection tools to improve governments security posture

Women in Cyber
Women In Cyber Luncheon
Cyber Games
Capture-The-Flag Challenge
MOU Signing
Government to Business (G2B)
Business to Business (B2B)
Event Alongside - CYDES 2023

The Malaysia CyberSecurity Eco System Symposium 2023
The 2nd Asean CyberSecurity Forum 2023
The 2nd Malaysia CyberSecurity Strategy Forum 2023
The 2nd ICTSO (ICT Security Officer) Convention 2023
The Women In Cyber Luncheon 2023
Government-to-Government Policy Dialogues
Bilateral meetings
Cyber Talks at Cyber Podium
Tech Updates
Business to Business Session
Program for Youth






DAY 1 – 10TH JULY 2023 (Monday)




9.00 – 9.30 am
 CYDES CYBER WARZONE: Capture-The-Flag Challenge Velum Labs(7.00 am – 7.00 pm)
9.30 – 9.50 am

Welcoming Remarks by

YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan bin Zainal Abidin

Director General of National Security National Security Council Prime Minister’s Department


10.00 – 10.10 am (10 min) 


Keynote Presentation

Topic: Achieving National Cyber Resiliency Through Effective Governance and Legislation 

Gain valuable insights on how the formulation of Malaysia’s Cyber Security Act will determine the government’s strategy towards national cyber resiliency. Discover the progress made in shaping the Act and learn about its implications for digital infrastructure, data privacy, and cyber defence. Explore the evolving landscape of cyber security governance, including risk management, incident response, and compliance measures. Stay up-to-date with the collaborative efforts between public and private sectors to enhance cyber security practices in Malaysia.



Prof. Dr. Ida Madieha binti Abdul Ghani Azmi, IIUM


10.20 – 11.00 am (30 min + 10 min Q&A)


Panel Session 1

Topic: Cybercrime: Disrupting The Business of Organised Crime 

This panel will delve into the world of cybercrime and its impact on organised crime. Experts from law enforcement, cyber security, and academia will discuss the latest tactics and challenges posed by cybercriminal organizations. Explore the connection between cybercrime and organised criminal activities, including ransomware, fraud, and data breaches. Discover innovative approaches and successful case studies that disrupt cybercriminal networks. Learn about collaborative efforts between international agencies, private sector stakeholders, and technology providers to combat cybercrime. Engage in interactive discussions and gain valuable insights to counter the growing threat of cybercrime. Don’t miss this opportunity as we explore the dynamic landscape of cybercrime and discuss strategies for disrupting the business of organised crime.



Mr. Harme Mohamed, MCMC


  • CrowdStrike
  • TBD
  • TBD


(11:15 am – 11:45 am)

11.10 – 11.50 am 

Panel Session 2

Topic: Unleashing the Power of CERTs: Countering Cyber Threats Through Collaboration and Innovation

This panel’s discussion aim to unlock the full potential of CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Teams) in defending against cyber threats through collaboration and innovation. Delve into the dynamic world of CERTs and discover how these teams are at the forefront of incident response, information sharing, and forging strong partnerships between public and private sectors, as well as global counterparts. Explore groundbreaking strategies, cutting-edge technologies, and success stories that showcase the transformative impact of CERTs in combating cyber threats. Engage in lively discussions on the future of CERTs and the evolving cyber landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by industry leaders as we unleash the power of CERTs in defending our digital realm.


Mr. Sivanathan Subramaniam, CTOS Data Systems


  • Ts. Mohamed Kheirulnaim Mohamed Danial, NACSA
  • Mr. Khairudin Pie, Maxis
  • Ts. Juliana Johari, HeiTech Padu

Session 2

(11:00 am – 11:30 am)

12.00 – 12.40 pm

Panel Session 3

Topic: Advancing Cyber Hygiene and Capacity Building

Join us for a captivating panel session as we delve into Malaysia’s united efforts in advancing cyber hygiene and capacity building. In an era where cybersecurity threats are on the rise, it is crucial to prioritize effective practices and enhance the nation’s cyber capabilities. Esteemed experts and industry leaders will share their insights, experiences, and success stories in implementing robust cyber hygiene measures and building capacity across Malaysia. Explore innovative strategies, collaborative initiatives, and best practices that have contributed to raising awareness, promoting responsible behavior, and developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce. This panel session aims to inspire collaboration, foster knowledge exchange, and shape a unified approach to cybersecurity. Together, let us strengthen our defenses, cultivate cyber resilience, and propel Malaysia towards a secure and digitally empowered future.


Mrs. Hashimah Hashim, MCMC


  • Mr. Hairil Izwar, SME Bank, SME Bank
  • Mr. Brandon Tan, Forcepoint
  • Mr. Jay Bavisi, EC-Council

Session 3

(11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

12.40 – 2.30 pm

Networking Lunch

2.30 – 3.30 pm

Official Opening Ceremony by

YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim

Prime Minister

3.30 – 4.30 pm

Official Tour of Exhibition by

YAB Prime Minister

Official Delegates Tour of Exhibition
4.30 – 5.00 pmForeign Delegates Meet and Greet with YAB PM

DAY 2 – 11TH JULY 2023 (Tuesday)

9.00 – 9.30 am
9.30 – 9.50 am (20 min) 

Opening Plenary

Topic: ASEAN’s Role in Promoting Regional Cooperation and Global Cyber ResilienceExplore ASEAN’s pivotal role in promoting regional cooperation and global cyber resilience in this captivating Opening Plenary by Ambassador Burhan Gafoor, Chair of the OEWG on Security of and in the use of ICT. Gain valuable insights into ASEAN’s contributions to UN processes, particularly its achievements in the Point of Contact initiative. This session will provide a deeper understanding of ASEAN’s commitment to cyber security and its efforts to foster collaboration, information exchange, and address cyber security challenges among member states. Discover how ASEAN has built trust, demonstrated its dedication to cyber security, and made significant contributions to the global cyber governance landscape. Whether you are a policymaker, cyber security professional, or simply curious about ASEAN’s involvement in UN processes, this Opening Plenary offers a unique opportunity to learn from Ambassador Burhan Gafoor’s expertise and explore ASEAN’s potential for further collaboration and international cyber security contributions.


Ambassador Burhan Gafoor, Chair of the OEWG on Security of and in the use of IC

10.00 – 10.50 am (40 min + 10 min Q&A) 

Panel Session 1Topic: Practical Guidelines on Implementation of UN Norms of Responsible States Behaviour in CyberspaceExplore practical guidelines for the implementation of UN norms of responsible states’ behavior in cyberspace in this engaging panel session. Gain valuable insights from experts as they share their experiences and expertise on translating these norms into actionable strategies. Discover key principles, including respecting international law, promoting cybersecurity cooperation, and safeguarding critical infrastructure. Engage in discussions on the challenges and opportunities of implementing these norms, considering capacity-building, information sharing, and international collaboration. Gain a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders, including governments, private sector entities, and civil society. Don’t miss this thought-provoking discussion on practical guidelines for fostering responsible behavior in cyberspace and enhancing international cooperation for a secure digital landscape.
Moderator:Farlina Md Said, ISIS MalaysiaPanelist:
  • Mr. Bart Hogeveen, Australian Strategy and Policy Institute (ASPI)
  • Ms. Sindy Nur Fitri, MFA Indonesia –
  • Mr. Henry Carver, British High Commision (Singapore)

CYBER PODIUM Session 4 (10:15 am – 10:45 am)

11.00 – 11.20 am (20 min

Featured Keynote 1Topic: Charting the Future of Cybersecurity in ASEANIn this thought-provoking session, esteemed speaker will explore the key areas that require attention and strategic focus to ensure a secure and resilient digital landscape in the ASEAN region. By examining emerging challenges, policy frameworks, and technological advancements, we will collectively identify pathways to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities, promote regional cooperation, and leverage innovation for sustainable growth. This featured keynote serves as a platform to inspire dialogue, foster collaboration, and shape the cybersecurity agenda for ASEAN’s future. Be a part of this important conversation and contribute to the collective efforts in safeguarding the digital space for ASEAN’s progress and prosperity.
Speaker:Mr. Kah-Kin Ho

CYBER PODIUM Session 5 (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

11.30 – 12.20 pm (40 min + 10 min Q&A)

Panel Session 2

Topic: Future Directions of Collaborative Cybersecurity in ASEANExplore the future of collaborative cybersecurity in ASEAN at CYDES 2023’s panel session. Discover emerging trends, challenges, and strategies as heads of ASEAN’s cyber agencies share their insights. Key areas of focus include information sharing, threat intelligence, capacity building, and policy harmonization. Engage in dynamic discussions on public-private partnerships, international cooperation, and involving academia and civil society. Gain valuable perspectives on strengthening cyber defense, fostering innovation, and addressing evolving threats. Contribute to shaping the future of collaborative cybersecurity in ASEAN and ensure a resilient digital landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange ideas and be part of the transformation. Join us and play a vital role in securing ASEAN’s digital future.
Moderator: Mrs. Shariffah Rashidah Syed Othman, Acting CE, NACSA

Suggested Panelists: 

  • Mr. David Koh, CSA, Singapore –
  • Mr. Shamsul Bahri Hj Kamis, CSB, Brunei –
  • Mr. Jeffrey Ian Dy, DICT, Philippines

CYBER PODIUM Session 6 (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

12.30 – 2.30 pm
 Networking Lunch

ASEAN Head of Cyber Agency Roundtable  Networking Lunch (12:30 – 2:00 pm)

2.30 – 2.50 pm (20 min)

Featured Keynote 2

Topic: Towards Cyber ResilienceTaking a step back enables us to view how the cyber security has evolved over time from basic access control and perimeter defenses to demanding a more granular zero-trust approach and curated solutions in protection, detection and response. The Covid pandemic has further hasten digitalization, yet post pandemic, organizations across the globe are still struggling in finding their footing in defending against cyber threats. Risk based approach prioritizes the most critical assets and vulnerabilities. What it takes for organisations and nations to jump start their journey towards cyber resilience.


Mrs. Raja Azrina Raja Othman, Telekom Malaysia

CYBER PODIUM Session 7 (2:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

3.00 – 3.50 pm (40 min + 10 min Q&A)

Panel Session 3

Topic: Collaborating Across Borders for ASEAN’s Cybersecurity ResilienceJoin our panel session at CYDES 2023 as we discuss the crucial topic of strengthening ASEAN’s cybersecurity resilience through national CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) cooperation. Explore the significance of cross-border collaboration in combating cyber threats and promoting a secure digital environment across ASEAN countries. Experts will share insights on the challenges, best practices, and success stories of national CERT cooperation, highlighting the importance of information sharing, joint incident response, and capacity building. Discover how the development of ASEAN CERT could facilitate the collaboration to enhance cybersecurity preparedness and response capabilities in the ASEAN region. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and contribute to the collective effort of securing ASEAN’s cyberspace.


 TBDSuggested Panelists: 
  • Mr. Sherwyn Koh, CSA Singapore –
  • Mr. Ou Phannarith, MPTC, Cambodia –
  • Maj. Gen. Teerawut Wittayakorn, ThaiCERT, Thailand

CYBER PODIUM Session 8 (3:15 pm – 3:45 pm)

4.00 – 4.40 pm (30 min + 10 min Q&A)

Fireside Chat

Topic: Enhancing Cybersecurity Maturity: Assessing Commitment and ReadinessThis Fireside Chat explores the crucial aspects of cybersecurity: commitment and readiness. Delve into the ITU Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) and its role in assessing countries’ commitment to cybersecurity. Discover cybersecurity maturity assessment frameworks used to evaluate nations’ readiness in addressing cyber threats effectively. Gain insights into the progress made by countries and understand the relationship between commitment and readiness in strengthening cybersecurity resilience. Engage in an insightful dialogue on best practices and lessons learned from around the world. Join us to foster a global culture of cybersecurity excellence and build a secure digital future together.


Mr. Sithuraj, CSA Singapore

Potential Guest: 

  • Mr. Orhan Osmani, ITU
  • Mr. S. H. Goh, USABC

DAY 3 – 12TH JULY 2023 (Wednesday)

9.00 – 9.30 am
9.30 – 9.50 am 

Kopi O with CISO Live from CYDES

Topic: Cyber Threat Intelligence
Host:Mr. Sivanathan (CTOS)Guest:Mr. Abid Adam (Axiata)

10.00 – 10.50 am (40 min + 10 min Q&A) 

Panel Session 1Topic: Empowering Cybersecurity Control in the Cloud-First EraJoin our captivating panel session at CYDES 2023 as we dive into the compelling topic of empowering cybersecurity control in the cloud-first era. Delve into the dynamic landscape of cloud adoption at a national level and discover how robust cybersecurity measures can be embedded within the framework of the Cloud-First Policy. Engage with industry leaders and experts as they share insights, best practices, and real-world experiences in implementing effective cybersecurity controls to safeguard cloud infrastructures. Explore the challenges, opportunities, and innovative approaches to strike the right balance between digital transformation, agility, and fortified security. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and gain valuable knowledge on how to empower cybersecurity control in the ever-expanding realm of the cloud.
Moderator:Ts. Adi Azlan Mohd Ali, MAMPUPotential Panelist:
  • Mr. Aizuddin Mohd Ghazali, BNM
  • TM
  • AWS
Malaysia – Japan Cyber Policy Dialogue (online) (10.00 am – 11.00 am)

CYBER PODIUM Session 9 (10:15 am – 10:45 am)

11.00 – 11.50 am (20 min + 10 min Q&A)

Panel Session 2Topic: Embedding Zero Trust Strategy using Essentials Security ControlsThis panel session will focus on the concept of embedding a Zero Trust strategy as one of cyber security essential controls. The panelist comprising cybersecurity experts and industry professionals will share their insights and experiences regarding the implementation and benefits of Zero Trust as Cyber Security Framework. This will provide valuable insights into the implementation challenges, benefits, and recommendations for organizations looking to adopt a Zero Trust Concept. The panelists will highlight & discuss the adoption of zero trust across government and how organisation are modernizing their security statures to prevent and defend against the next major breach


Ts. Asrul Nizam bin Asat, MAMPUPotential Panelists: 
  • Azleyna Ariffin, TM
  • David Rajoo, Palo Alto Networks
  • Mr. Emil Tan, CREST

CYBER PODIUM Session 10 (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

12.00 – 12.20 pm (40 min + 10 min Q&A)

Keynote Presentation 1

Topic: Evolution of RansomwareJoin us for an insightful keynote presentation at CYDES 2023 as we explore the Evolution of Ransomware. Experts will provide a comprehensive overview of ransomware, tracing its origins to the sophisticated threats we face today. Gain a deeper understanding of ransomware tactics, motivations, and the impact of high-profile incidents. Discover the latest trends, including ransomware-as-a-service and double extortion attacks. Learn about effective prevention, mitigation, and response strategies to defend against ransomware. Stay ahead in the ongoing battle against this destructive cyber threat. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry experts and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to protect your digital assets.
Speaker:Mr. Ruevitzwan Md Isa, CrowdStrike

CYBER PODIUM Session 11 (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

12.30 – 2.30 pm
 Networking Lunch

Women in Cyber Luncheon (12:30 – 2:00 pm)

2.30 – 2.50 pm (20 min)

Keynote Presentation 2

Topic: TBD


Malaysia – Singapore High Level Cybersecurity Roundtable

CYBER PODIUM Session 12 (2:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

3.00 – 3.30 pm (30 min)

Keynote Presentation 3

Topic: Food Safety Supply Chain Risk Management in CyberSecurityExplore the crucial link between food safety and cybersecurity in our Fireside Talk on “Food Safety Supply Chain Risk Management in Cybersecurity.” Join industry experts as they discuss the challenges and best practices in mitigating cyber risks within the food supply chain. Discover the potential threats and vulnerabilities faced by the industry and learn about strategies and technologies to enhance cybersecurity measures. Through case studies and expert discussions, gain insights into the impact of cyber threats on food safety, consumer confidence, and regulatory compliance. Discover effective approaches to identify, assess, and manage cyber risks throughout the supply chain. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from renowned experts and contribute to strengthening cybersecurity practices in the food industry. Join us for this enlightening Fireside Talk and safeguard the integrity and trustworthiness of our food supply.


Mr. Mohd Fairuz bin Ismail, Deloitte

CYBER PODIUM Session 13 (3:15 pm – 3:45 pm)

3.40 – 4.30 pm (40 min + 10 min Q&A)

Panel Session 3

Topic: Leading A Trusted Digital Economy For MalaysiaAs the digital economy takes centre-stage around the world, the demand for a safe and secure cyberspace and demand of trusted digital ecosystem has also grown exponentially. Under Malaysia Cyber Security Strategy (MCSS), a specific initiative has been developed to spur the National Cyber Security R&D and promote a competitive local industry and technology. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), is initiating the National Cybersecurity Innovation Challenge Program ie. Cyber100. The Cyber100 initiative will host numerous cybersecurity challenges on a national scale. Its goal is to seek solutions for industry-specific problems while promoting the creation of local innovative technologies. This will further strengthen Malaysia’s cyber security community and position the country as a digital hub for this sector


  • MDEC

DAY 4 – 13TH JULY 2023 (Thursday)

9.00 – 9.30 am
9.30 – 10.20 am

Panel session 1

Topic: Empowering Cybersecurity Professionals for the Digital Frontier Join us for a dynamic panel session that explores talent development, capacity building, and local industry development in cybersecurity. Gain valuable insights from industry leaders and experts as they discuss the challenges and strategies in empowering cybersecurity professionals for the ever-changing digital landscape. Discover the latest skill requirements and knowledge needed to thrive in cybersecurity careers. Explore cutting-edge approaches to talent development through innovative training programs and upskilling and reskilling initiatives. Engage in discussions on the importance of collaboration, diversity, and inclusivity in building a strong and resilient cybersecurity workforce. This session offers a platform to exchange ideas, share best practices, and discuss the future of cybersecurity talent development. 
Moderator:Prof. Madya Dr. Siti Norul Huda, UKMPanelist: 
  • Datuk Rodzi Md Saad, MAMPU
  • Dr. Md Fauzi bin Md Ismail, MBOT –
  • Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, MDEC

10.30 – 11.10 am

Fireside ChatTopic: Malaysia’s National Cyber Threat LandscapeDiscover the Malaysia National Threat Landscape in this engaging fireside chat at CYDES 2023. This intimate and informative session will provide valuable insights into the evolving cyber threats specific to Malaysia.. Learn about the industries most affected and gain insights into the tactics used, including phishing, ransomware, APTs, and social engineering. Understand the impact on national security and the proactive measures being taken to defend against these threats. Explore the role of government agencies, private sectors, and other stakeholders in effectively addressing and countering cyber threats within Malaysia. Join esteemed cybersecurity experts for an intimate conversation that will equip you with valuable knowledge to enhance your organization’s cybersecurity defenses. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed and prepared in the face of evolving cyber threats within Malaysia.
Host:Ts. Mohamed Kheirulnaim Mohamed Danial, NACSAPotential Guests:
  • Mr. Rizman Harith Merican, Velum Labs
  • Mr. Kah-Kin Ho –
  • Mr. Zahiruddin, CSM

11.20 – 12.00 am

WORKSHOPTopic: Applying best practices and next generation cyber protection tools to improve governments security postureThis workshop will explore key strategies to enhance cybersecurity in the government sector. Topics of discussion include the development of sovereign encryption ciphers unique to Malaysia, deployment of quantum-resistant networks, and the establishment of a secure file sharing instance for government agencies. By leveraging these best practices and advanced tools, participants will gain valuable insights to strengthen their government’s security posture and protect sensitive data. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and exchange knowledge with peers.
Speaker:Mike Stephens, Senetas Corp Ltd

CYBER PODIUM Session 14 (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

12.00 – 2.30 pm)



CYBER PODIUM Session 15 (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

Youth in Cyber:  “Developing a Better Cybersecurity Community for Our Next Generation (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
12.30 – 2.30 pm

Networking Lunch

2.30 – 2.50 pm

Keynote Presentation

Topic: Promoting the Benefits of Bug Bounty ProgramsJoin us for an enlightening Keynote Presentation exploring the power of bug bounty programs in bolstering cybersecurity. Discover how these initiatives bring together skilled individuals to uncover vulnerabilities, enhance defenses, and foster collaboration between organizations and researchers. Our esteemed speaker will share their expertise and experiences, discussing the methodologies, benefits, and ethical considerations involved. Gain valuable insights into the transformative potential of bug bounty programs and be inspired to contribute to the collective defense against emerging cyber threats. Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, aspiring bug bounty hunter, or simply curious about collaborative cybersecurity, this fireside talk will provide valuable knowledge and inspire active participation in safeguarding digital assets.

Ms. Eileen Neo, YesWeHack

CYBER PODIUM Session 16 (2:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

3.00 – 3.40 pm

Panel session 2

Topic: Enhancing Operational Technology (OT) Resilience: Preparing for Future Disruptive ThreatsExplore strategies to enhance operational technology (OT) resilience and prepare for future disruptive threats in this panel session. Gain insights into the evolving threat landscape, risk assessment, threat intelligence, and incident response. Discover innovative approaches to fortify critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. Engage with experts, share experiences, and collaborate in safeguarding essential OT systems. Join industry leaders to shape a secure future, exchange ideas, and find practical solutions for OT security. Prepare for tomorrow’s challenges and safeguard critical infrastructure.

Ms. Maizatul Khairani, NACSA

Potential panelist: 

  • Ts. Nazrul Yusni Hamzah, Heitech Padu
  • Mr. Nasrin Abg Omar, TNB
  • Dr. Amir A Samad, Petronas

CYBER PODIUM Session 17 (3:15 pm – 3:45 pm)

4.00 – 4.30 pm

Closing Ceremony by

YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Zuki bin AliChief Secretary to the Government


We would also take this opportunity to introduce our business matching Web App which is now live. You have the chance to connect and set pre-arranged meetings with exhibitors, sponsors and other visitors whilst at CYDES 2023.

Web App feature include:

  • List of Participating Companies
  • Official Program
  • Interactive Maps through our AI engine
  • Business Matching opportunity

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