Lt Col Mustaffa bin Ahmad (Retired) is the Senior Vice President, Outreach and Capacity Building Division of CyberSecurity Malaysia
(CSM) – an agency under the purview of Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.
Prior to joining CyberSecurity Malaysia in 2007, he has served more than 18 years in the Malaysian Armed Forces in various capacities including a stint as a United Nations Military Observer in Western Sahara, Africa.
He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Mass Communications and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, USA, a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies from University Malaya and a graduate of the prestigious Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College.
Mustaffa spearheads CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Outreach and Capacity Building Division and contributed his thoughts towards cyber safety awareness and education program, targeting children, parents, teachers, students, and organisations. His current position requires him to utilize his strong management skill and vast experience to plan and administer the overall training programs to ensure CSM is equipped with up-to-date training modules to be offered to the public for capacity building.
Mustaffa has been recognized as a leader in internet safety and digital citizenship where he has been invited on various panels in forums and conferences, created modules and national school’s discourse competition with the Ministry of Education. He has appeared in numerous radio and TV talk shows to instil acculturation of cyber security among Malaysians.
Mustaffa is also a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) and is a proud father of five children.