A cyber security bill must be drafted without delay to ensure that all aspects of the law are complete and in place, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The prime minister said that with a law in place, the National Security Council’s National Cyber Security Agency (Nacsa) would have clear powers to monitor and enforce laws related to cyber security.
“There will be no compromise on national security. This includes the digital domain and the cyber ecosystem,” he said in a statement on Thursday (June 15).
Anwar said that Nacsa had been assigned as the lead agency to mobilize efforts across various government entities and industries, while entities in the cyber ecosystem would continue their existing powers to continue their functions and roles.
“At the same time, the functions of various other cybersecurity-related agencies will be streamlined to avoid overlapping functions and maximize efficiency,” he said.
The prime minister said that with the different challenges presented in the digital age, the government machine must be better prepared to handle cyber threats.