Critical Infrastructure Security , Endpoint Security , Internet of Things Security

How Malaysia Is Building a Secure 5G Network

DNB's Baljit Dhillon Discusses Secure Design, Zero Trust Detection
Baljit Dhillon, head of cybersecurity strategy planning and governance, DNB

Digital Nasional Berhad, which manages Malaysia's 5G network, follows five principles to ensure a cyber-resilient network. Baljit Dhillon shared how the organization focuses on secure design, zero trust, supply chains, detection and understanding the impact of a compromise.

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Dhillon said early detection of a compromise is one of the organization's key principles. "We have our security operations and cyber fusion center tested frequently. We test both internally and externally to ensure that compromise detection is running live all the time," he said.

"The teams are being tested. The teams are aware of the developments in the industry and are used to having an incident for them to go and investigate. This builds on to the next item, which is reducing the impact of compromise."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Dhillon also discussed:

  • The various risks of 5G;
  • How DNB is following the principles of security by design;
  • The organization's security road map for the year.

Dhillon has more than 20 years of experience in the technology world, focusing on helping organizations in Malaysia, the region and global technology firms in enterprise architecture, technology and innovation management. He previously served as the head of cybersecurity strategy and architecture at Axiata Group.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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