CyberSecurity Malaysia journey started with the creation of the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team or MyCERT (www.mycert.org.my) on the 13th of January 1997 as a unit under MIMOS Berhad (www.mimos.my). On the 24th of January 1998, the National Information Technology Council or NITC (www.nitc.my) proposed for the establishment of an agency to address emerging ICT security issues in Malaysia. As a result, the National ICT Security & Emergency Response Centre (NISER) was created in 2001 as a department in MIMOS Berhad, and the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) was placed under NISER. On 28 September 2005, the Cabinet decided for NISER to be spun-off from MIMOS Berhad as a separate entity under MOSTI. On 30th March 2007, NISER was registered as a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG), wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, under the purview of MOSTI.
During NITC meeting No. 1/2006, the Government decided to begin the implementation process of the National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP). NISER was given the mandate to provide technical support to the Government for the implementation of the NCSP. To reflect the wider mandate and larger role, NISER was renamed CyberSecurity Malaysia.
On the 20th of August 2007, the Prime Minister of Malaysia officiated the rebranding of NISER into CyberSecurity Malaysia, and launched the new CyberSecurity Malaysia brand name and logo.