Project Title

Workshop on Promoting Secured Public Wi-Fi Usage Based on Malaysia's Experience 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

TEL 01 2016S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

TEL 01 2016S 

Project Title

Workshop on Promoting Secured Public Wi-Fi Usage Based on Malaysia's Experience 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2016 

Sponsoring Forum

Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TELWG) 

Topics

Telecommunications and Information 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Malaysia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

 

Expected Start Date

01/06/2016 

Expected Completion Date

30/06/2016 

Project Proponent Name 1

Idi Baharom 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director, Network Surveillance Department 

Organization 1

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission 

Postal Address 1

MCMC Tower 1, Japan Impact, Cyber 6, 63000, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia 

Telephone 1

60-1 96000137 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

idi.baharom@cmc.gov.my 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Idi Baharom 

Project Cost (US$)

$0.00 

Project Summary

Introduction
The experiment was inspired by the success of an identical experiment conducted in London in 2014, carried out by F-Secure in collaboration with the European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol, which aimed to raise awareness on the security of using public Wi-Fi across Europe.

Project Description
Consistent with Priority Area 2 of the APEC TEL Strategic Action Plan 2010-2015, i.e. Promoting a Secure, Resilient and Trusted ICT Environment, this workshop is aimed to share the following benefits with the APEC TEL members:

1)  To raise awareness on the danger of devices connecting to an open/public Wi-Fi. This will educate users to value their privacy and security when going online;

2) To get an overview of users’ behaviours on using/ accepting an untrusted public Wi-Fi;

3) To get an insight on how attackers use the tools, which are publicly available, for malicious purposes in gaining access to users’ private credentials; and

4) The findings on the experiments will be useful when conducting cybersecurity trainings for other law enforcement agencies by technical experts from Malaysia.

Methodology
For this experiment, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) undertook to configure a dummy public Wi-Fi hotspots whose access points and Terms and Conditions contained altered information. Those utilizing the hotspots had their information recorded for analysis.

Malaysia identified several public locations in the Klang Valley area for the experiment, specifically at high traffic areas, including the airport and major shopping malls.

The information collected from the experiment was analyzed for reporting purposes. MCMC affirmed that there was no actual data in transit to be recorded and kept.

Planned Activities
The primary work of this project is to hold a half-day workshop, in which presentations will be carried out by Malaysia on the result of the experiment. Parties relevant to Wi-Fi security assessment such as policy makers, government regulatory agencies and related business operators will conduct discussions and reviews on the information shared by Malaysia.

Timeline
A half-day workshop for sharing information is scheduled to be held at APEC TEL53.

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