elements pose greater threat to State ICT security: SS
Sarawak Tribune - Friday, 25 October, 2002
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- The SarawakNet, the lifeline for communication and service within the
State Public Service, is being hacked, albeit unsuccessfully, for an
average of 200 times per day.
State Secretary Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Hussain was confident that the
firewall system for the SarawakNet has been effective to thwart the
outside attacks, he, however, was worried that the real threats would come
The security system built within the SarawakNet is currently adequate to
defend from any outside attack. Our biggest worry is attacks from within
the system itself."
will not provide details here but I would like to mention that the biggest
and costliest frauds in the State Public Service have all been perpetrated
from within the agencies. Incidents like this, to me, are our biggest ICT
security threats," he said here yesterday.
was speaking at the opening of a workshop for State ICT Security Officers
(ICTSOs), who have been appointed to ensure the total safety of the
job include preventing employee sabotage, such as entering incorrect data
into the system, unauthorized deletion of files, destroying programmes,
installing bugs and other malicious software, to fraud, theft and
impersonation to gain access to the system.
provide the second line of defence in ICT security for the State Public
Service," said Abdul Aziz.
first line of defence, he added, should be the employees themselves, who
as public employees, should be clean, honest and security conscious.
"Of course, we know that not every employee is. This is why ICTSOs
have a very important role to play, that is to prevent internal security