Task Force for public sector competitiveness

The PM of Malaysia stressed that "Malaysia needs to move into international league".

Crying fouls over Malaysia's responsiveness towards foreign investing interests, it is time for Malaysia to have a major consolidation of public services to improve transparency and efficiency.

However, let's not just think about having web applications which are AJAX enabled. The bigger issue would be information security.

According to Redhat, the following are potential security threats to information.

  • Eavesdropping
  • Tampering
  • Impersonation
  • Spoofing
  • Misrepresentation
And the solution is encryption and digital certificate, which SKYPE proves that it is how SKYPE has gotten so far.

Fundamentally, a thorough security framework would consists of the following features:

1. Basic Security (Database security at programming level)
2. Encryption and digital certificate
3. Hacking endurance
4. Strong backup
5 . Offline browsing

Let Malaysian anticipate more information services projects as a result of 9th Malaysian Plan.