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National security in Malaysia's digital economy: redefinition, reaction and legal reform

Zulhuda, Sonny (2011) National security in Malaysia's digital economy: redefinition, reaction and legal reform. In: The 1st International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD), 19-20 May 2011, Bangkok, Thailand. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the need for Malaysia to relook at and redefine the concept of national security amid the changing circumstances especially in relation to the country’s increased reliance on the information and communications technology (ICT). The challenge is, the more a governance system is exposed to the Internet and ICT, the bigger the risks it would face. When the security of the system is not reliable enough to secure the system, information assets are at stake and the country’s critical information infrastructure (such as defence, communications, energy and medical systems) would become loophole that undermines national security. At the end of the paper, it examines Malaysia’s readiness by looking at the policy and legal initiatives it has set to adopt. While steps have been taken to provide necessary policies and strategies, this paper argues that the law on national security requires a fresh look and interpretation in order to support the protection of national critical information infrastructure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6473/3030
Uncontrolled Keywords: national security, digital economy, critical information infrastructure, law and regulation
Subjects: K Law > KPG Malaysia
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 11:14
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2011 09:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3030

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