Kuala Lampur, July 4 -- The Johor government has spent RM294,000 on cybersecurity and securing the state's database management systems, said state Education, Human Resource, Science and Technology Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan.

He said the amount included payment for security software such as various firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems to guard against external threats.

"In order to ensure the security of information and access control to a more secure system, the state government has formulated the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Version 2.0 Policy in November 2017 as an improvement over the previous security policy," said Aminolhuda.

He was answering Md Ysahrudin Kusni (PH-Buki...