Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness

Aligned with the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Our Information Security and Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act training program is meticulously curated to empower your workforce. It imparts essential knowledge to shield sensitive business information, cultivate a security-centric organizational ethos, and guarantee strict adherence to the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act.

Learning Time
Employees and Contractors
35-40 minutes
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About this course

This course serves as the cornerstone for organizations in establishing their primary defence against cyber threats. It offers extensive information security training, equipping employees with the vital principles and best practices to safeguard personal data. In addition, the course addresses the protocols for collecting and processing personal data within Malaysia, ensuring unwavering compliance with PDPA regulations while upholding the highest standards of personal data privacy.

Section 1: Cyber Threat Landscape

This course section takes a practical approach, examining real-life cyber security incidents instead of focusing solely on theory. One can then apply this knowledge to their work environments, implementing proactive measures to prevent similar incidents. Furthermore, the course explore incidents that have affected employees, customers, partners, vendors, and stakeholders, broadening their understanding of information security risks.


Section 2: Elements of Information Security and Data Privacy

This section covers the key pillars of information security and the value of information.

CIA Triad

Data Classification

Types of Personal Information


Section 3: Common Cyberattacks and Prevention

This section covers the most common cyberattacks and best practices to prevent them.

Phishing and its variants




Section 4: Practicing Information Security at Work

This section covers nine challenges based on real-life scenarios and preventive measures that employees can apply to their work.

Secure Access to Facilities

Safe Remote Working

Securing Access Credentials

Safe Internet Browsing

Safe Usage of Email and Collaboration Platforms

Safe Social Media Usage

Safe Usage of AI Apps

Safe Usage of Information Storage and Transfer


Section 5: Understanding Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

This section focuses on key concepts and principles of PDPA that are essential for understanding and ensuring data protection and privacy.

What is Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)?

Why is PDPA important?

Who does PDPA apply to?

Definitions under PDPA

Rights of a Data Subject

Responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Consequences of non-compliance with PDPA


Section 6: Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents

This section highlights examples of privacy breaches and security incidents and provides guidance on reporting procedures.

What is a privacy breach?

Examples of privacy breaches

Overview of Information Security Incidents

Examples of Information Security Incidents

Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents


Section 7: Summary and Assessment

This section summarizes the key takeaways from this course. Also, an assessment towards the end to test the knowledge level and understanding.



Frequently Asked Questions

Malaysia PDPA

The Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) regulates the processing of personal data in commercial transactions, balancing privacy protection with business needs. It establishes secure and respectful data management guidelines across digital and non-digital formats, boosting e-commerce trust and addressing digital privacy issues.

The Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) applies to any person or organization processing personal data in Malaysia, including those outside Malaysia, if the data concerns residents. It covers commercial use across private and public sectors but excludes federal and state governments.

Under the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), personal data includes any information related to commercial transactions processed automatically or intended to be part of a filing system, covering any details that could identify an individual. This encompasses sensitive data like health, political opinions, religious beliefs, or criminal records.

To ensure compliance with the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), organizations must follow principles, including obtaining consent for data processing, informing and offering choice to data subjects, ensuring data is only used for its collected purpose, implementing strong security measures, not retaining data longer than necessary, maintaining data accuracy, and allowing data subjects access to and correction of their data.

To protect personal data under the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), recommended cyber security measures include strong access controls, encryption for data at rest and in transit, timely system and software updates, regular security assessments and penetration testing, physical security to prevent unauthorized access, and well-developed incident response plans for data breaches.

Non-compliance with the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) may result in financial penalties, legal actions from affected individuals, reputational damage, and enforcement actions by the Personal Data Protection Commissioner, including orders to halt data processing.

Challenges faced by organizations in complying with the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) include limited awareness among staff, setting up compliant data management practices, securing personal data, managing consent processes, ensuring third-party processors’ compliance, and navigating international data transfer rules.

The Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) governs digital marketing by requiring organizations to obtain explicit consent for processing personal data and offering a straightforward method for withdrawing consent. It also emphasizes the need to notify individuals about using their data, ensuring transparency in digital marketing practices.

To ensure third-party vendor compliance with the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), organizations should assess vendors’ data protection practices, include PDPA compliance clauses in contracts, offer PDPA-related training, establish protocols for reporting data breaches, and routinely monitor vendors’ adherence to data protection laws.

Cyber Security awareness training is essential for compliance with the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), educating employees about their data protection responsibilities, equipping them with the skills to secure personal data, fostering a culture of collective security responsibility, and mitigating data breaches primarily caused by human error.

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