Global Accredited Cybersecurity Education (ACE) Scheme: Building Cybersecurity Professionals Through Fostering International Collaboration

Details of the organization
CyberSecurity Malaysia
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Global Accredited Cybersecurity Education (ACE) Scheme: Building Cybersecurity Professionals Through Fostering International Collaboration
Global ACE Scheme
CyberSecurity Malaysia through the establishment of Global Accredited Cybersecurity (ACE) Education Scheme aims at enhancing the skill-sets of cybersecurity professionals and accelerating society awareness. The Scheme is developed via strategic collaborations with the government, academia and industries congruent with local and regional requirements. It embeds universal values, features rules-based, open and non-discriminatory practices aspires to make affordable and effective training by providing the peer-reviewed curriculum. The Scheme encourages participation from other countries, permitting technology transfer among developed and developing nations and fostering greater community involvement across geographical boundaries. Threats grow with the rapid expansion of data-driven technologies such as convergence of web, cloud, mobile and Internet of Things. As these technologies expand in use, so do the risks, making cyber risk management imperative to organizations today. Protecting against targeted threats without disrupting business innovation and growth is an increasingly critical business, economic and social imperative. The environment of uncertainty along with the spectre of potential threats hinders ecosystem players from pursuing cyber-related initiatives thus restricting economic development. CyberSecurity Malaysia realises the needs for competent cyber security personnel by establishing a holistic framework of cyber security professional. The Global Accredited Cybersecurity Education (ACE) Scheme was initiated in the year 2016 through strategic collaborations with the government, academia and industries. The Scheme is aiming at enhancing the skill sets of cyber security workforce congruent with local and regional requirements while ensuring a consistent and high-quality service level from certified personnel. It is the foundation to: 1. Ensure workforce capabilities, ethical conducts, trustworthiness and responsibilities; 2. Secure and validate core skills, knowledge, attitude and experience.
Regional implementation
  • Africa
  • Asia and Pacific
  • Eastern Europe
Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates
Ongoing from 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017
1. The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) 2. Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia 3. National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), Malaysia 4. Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia 5. Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) 6. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) 7. Technical University of Malaysia Malacca (UTeM) 8. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 9. The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) 10. Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM)

WSIS information
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Training initiative
  • Guidelines
  • Database
  • Cyber Security Professional Development Scheme