Bandar Seri Begawan - The ITPSS is working with the government agencies to tackle cyber cases, wherein there are two types of cybercrime - namely hacking, and luring women and children for sexual offences.
The police have brought several culprits to court. Under the Penal Code, the police could charge them in court with specific charges for abusing the website and social media network.
This was revealed by YB Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abdul Rahman bin Hj Ibrahim, Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister's Office, in response to a query by YB Datin Paduka Hjh Salbiah binti Hj Sulaiman on cybercrimes.
Currently, the police cooperate with Aseanapol and Interpol in information-sharing, especially for offences like accessing pornography that involves children. There are also provisions to introduce new laws and carry out more awareness programmes on cybercrimes.
E-Government National Centre (EGNC) will work with the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS) to step up cyber-safety awareness. The Ministry of Communications also conducts initiatives with AITI and ITPSS on child online protection and briefings at schools.
The Minister of Communications, YB Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, said that plans of action touched on legal measures, technical and procedures, capacity-building, organisational structures and international cooperation.
AITI has held programmes on cyber security awareness and etiquette for students from 31 schools and six colleges, involving over 4,000 students and more than 300 parents, as well as seminars on cyber-security at primary schools last year, involving 120 schools, 2,000 students and 200 teachers.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin