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CSM-ACE 2018



24 - 28 September 2018 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Cyber Security Malaysia - Awards, Conference & Exhibition (CSM-ACE) is a public-private-partnership driven event and a knowledge sharing platform that recognises contribution of individuals and organisations in the field of cyber security. The objectives of CSM-ACE are:

  • to act as a catalyst in driving innovation and growth for the cyber security industry
  • to inculcate cyber security culture at national level.
  • to gather industry experts and community on the latest cyber security trends.
  • to showcase trade and investment opportunities by assisting and allowing industry players to promote their products and services.
  • to nurture a culture of cyber security awareness amongst users, by educating and offering support to strengthen Malaysian self-reliance in terms of? technology and human resources


Date : 25 September 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 9.00 pm - 12.30.00 pm
Venue : Tamingsari Grand Ballroom, The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur



Management & Technical Track

8.00 am
9.00 am

(Management Track)

Title: Securing The Ecosystem For 4IR – Defending Against Cyber Attack
Synopsis: To power innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, security needs to be an enabler. As we remove the boundaries between humanity and technology, we create a world where change is global, fluid, and rapidly having a dramatic impact on people, property, government, and society. How do we defend against ecosystem attacks on augmented physical and cyber systems?

9.45 am

(Management Track)

Title: 4IR Implementation Challenges - Digital Disruption Is Not An Option!
Synopsis: Cyber security has provided the space that enables innovations to flourish and proliferate in everything from transportation to healthcare to finance. But if those systems get compromised and if they go offline; the result isn’t an inconvenience but a maelstrom. Hence, cyber security needs to sit in the center between people, property, government and society to enable industries to usher in technical advances in a secure manner. How is this going to be achieved and what are the challenges?

10.30 am
Networking Break
11.00 am

(Technical Track)

Title: Distributed Ledger Technology – Smart Contracts For 4IR
Synopsis: Blockchain technology enables distributed manufacturing; offering industries unprecedented opportunities to develop new product and service lines, create new customer segments, enter new markets and find new ways to use the share assets. While the distributed ledger technology has multiple advantages, it’s in a nascent stage and is still being explored to adopt in the best possible ways and what are the best options of safeguarding it. Through smart contracts companies can minimize human intervention and ensure performance transparency, transaction certainty and auditability.

11.45 am

(Management Track)

Title: National Cyber Security Strategy – A Coherent Approach Towards Cyber Sovereignty
Synopsis: Strong cyber security is a fundamental component for growth and prosperity as well as it is vital for national security and requires partnership involving government, the private sector and the community. However, most of the critical infrastructure is owned by the private sector. In order to secure the cyberspace it is important that the industry works with the government and other stakeholders to improve cyber defences and create solutions towards cyber sovereignty.

01.00 pm
End of Conference

* The program is subject to change without prior notice

Satellite Events

CyberSecurity Malaysia will stage a collection of satellite events build around the Cyber Security Malaysia Awards, Conference & Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2018 on 24-28 September this year. These satellite events are designed for different target audiences with the objective to drive transformation through creativity and innovation in information security. Some of these satellite events are opened for public participation, while others are by invitation only.

National ICT Security Discourse (NICTSeD) | CyberSAFE Challenge Trophy 2018

Date 27 September 2018
Time 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

NICTSeD or National ICT Security Discourse is the Malaysia's first national cyber security school discourse initiated and organized by CyberSecurity Malaysia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia and the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) Malaysia. Since its inception in 2013, the program has successfully achieved its goal as a method of disseminating knowledge on cyber security in a way that would be interesting for students and teachers.

The main objective of this program is to encourage the creative and critical thinking of its participants on the current internet and technological issues being discussed on a global scale and how online risk and challenges can be overcome, and in the process teachers and students thus become smart and ethical internet users.


Cybersecurity Awareness and Knowledge Systemic High-Level Application (YAKSHA)

Date 25 September 2018
Time 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur


  • To assess the state of cybersecurity of ASEAN and its future developments
  • To develop and validate a distributed, flexible, cybersecurity solution
  • To enable the sustainable uptake of scientific, technical and economic results and foster cooperation and partnership between EU-ASEAN


Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Closing Ceremony
(by invitation only)

Date 25 September 2018
Time 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the 2nd Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting (CHOGRM) in New Delhi, India, to signify Malaysia’s commitment to the South-South Cooperation, in particular, the Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC).

The training programme “Certified Incident Management And Active Defense” leverages on state-of-the-art cyber security knowledge from domain experts and experience practitioners. It focuses on enhancing cyber security skills and operational capabilities specifically in the area of cyber security compliance, incident handling and security assessment.

MTCP objectives are:

  • To share the development experience with other countries
  • To strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and other developing countries
  • To promote the South-South Cooperation (SSC)
  • To promote the technical cooperation among developing countries

Program at Glance

CSM-ACE 2018

24 September 2018


25 September 2018


26 September 2018


27 September 2018


28 September 2018



9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am – 12.30pm

Partners Event

9.00am - 5.00pm

DF / Standard Chartered – CyberHeroes (tentative)

9.00am - 5.00pm


Cyber Colloquium (Collaboration Program with Universities)

9.00am - 4.00pm

Opening & Keynote VVIP Walkabout

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Malaysia Cyber Security Awards 2018 & Gala Dinner

7.00pm - 10.30pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


Cyber Security Training Programs

9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm

Cyber Security Training Programs

9.00am - 5.00pm

Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Closing Ceremony (tentative)

4.00pm - 5.00pm


CSM-ACE IT Security Exhibition

9.00am - 5.00pm