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Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

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Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

Lumen is set to provide its network security capabilities to Zoom with a brand new partnership.

Zoom delivered by Lumen combines Lumen’s embedded solutions with Zoom’s built-in security features to provide businesses with upgraded security, speed, and reliability.

“When the world turned to virtual meetings, Zoom turned to Lumen’s fiber network to power its best-in-class video communications platform,” said Shaun Andrews, Chief Marketing Officer at Lumen.

First announced in September, the partnership will go a step further by combining the Zoom and Lumen platforms.

“Together, we will help keep families, businesses, schools and hospitals securely connected to the world, and thriving in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Mr. Andrews continued.

The solution is said to provide an enhanced collaboration experience for businesses around the world, combining the speed and reliability of the Lumen platform with Zoom’s world-class collaboration suite.

“With their wide market incumbency, as well deep expertise in the networking and Unified Communications and Collaborations space, Zoom delivered by Lumen is poised to bring our mutual clients an optimal experience that we are very excited about,” said Ryan Azus, Chief Revenue Officer at Zoom.

Zoom delivered by Lumen will roll out new service features and enhancements over the coming months, including Zoom Phone and Lumen Cloud Connect for Zoom.

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November 26, 2020

SAP-owned Qualtrics to launch Singapore data center in 2021

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November 26, 2020

NTT streamlines Hash Code Book’s multicloud environment in Malaysia

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November 26, 2020

AWS launches Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow

November 26, 2020 | Cloud, News | No Comments
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA), its new cloud-based workflow management service. Apache Airflow is a popular open source…
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November 26, 2020

Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

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Lumen is set to provide its network security capabilities to Zoom with a brand new partnership. Zoom delivered by Lumen combines Lumen’s embedded solutions with Zoom’s built-in security features to…
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November 26, 2020

Singapore’s IMDA and IBM join hands to train tech professionals

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Kameleon Security partners with Xilinx for new cybersecurity solutions for servers, cloud, data centers

Kameleon Security partners with Xilinx for new cybersecurity solutions for servers, cloud, data centers

By | Cybersecurity, News

Kameleon Security partners with Xilinx for new cybersecurity solutions for servers, cloud, data centers

Israel-based semiconductor startup Kameleon Security has partnered with semiconductor giant Xilinx to launch a new cybersecurity product for servers, cloud computing, and data centers.

The Kameleon Proactive Security Processing Unit (ProSPU), an Open Compute Project-compliant cyber protection, combines the company’s technology with Xilinx’s Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) semiconductor feature to enforce security throughout a system’s life cycle.

FPGAs are integrated circuits in a chip that allows it to be re-programmed or customised by a designer after manufacturing in order to meet specific needs.

“Kameleon’s unique approach not only protects systems at boot, but it also uses the power of our industry-leading FPGAs to protect systems at runtime. We see many opportunities for this solution, and we look forward to getting it to the market,” said Sina Soltani, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Data Center Group at Xilinx.

The work between Kameleon and Xilinx will create the industry’s first proactive ProSPU.

“Kameleon was founded with a simple premise in mind, strengthening the computing foundations to secure the systems from the hardware up,” said Jorge Myszne, Co-founder and CEO of Kameleon.

Kameleon’s ProSPU protects the system at boot, through Root of Trust, in adherence with Open Compute Project standards, and at runtime, by dynamically protecting and securing the computing platform. 

“We are delighted to see OCP and its members recognising the importance of hardware-based security and validating the important role that it plays in protecting against cyberattacks,” he said.

Commercial launch of Kameleon Security’s ProSPU is scheduled for 2021.

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November 26, 2020

SAP-owned Qualtrics to launch Singapore data center in 2021

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NTT streamlines Hash Code Book’s multicloud environment in Malaysia

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November 26, 2020

AWS launches Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow

November 26, 2020 | Cloud, News | No Comments
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA), its new cloud-based workflow management service. Apache Airflow is a popular open source…
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November 26, 2020

Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

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Lumen is set to provide its network security capabilities to Zoom with a brand new partnership. Zoom delivered by Lumen combines Lumen’s embedded solutions with Zoom’s built-in security features to…
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November 26, 2020

Singapore’s IMDA and IBM join hands to train tech professionals

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Singles Day is upon us: Overcoming credential stuffing for online retailers

Singles Day is upon us: Overcoming credential stuffing for online retailers

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Singles Day is upon us: Overcoming credential stuffing for online retailers

In recent years we have seen serious cyberattacks on retailers and e-commerce providers like Lazada, RedMart, Eatigo, Bigbasket, and Adidas.

These attacks can cause disastrous reputational and monetary damage as a result of cybercriminals gaining access to valuable customer information.

According to Shape Security (Part of F5), over 90% of customers who log on to an e-commerce site are Automated BOTs fraudulently gaining access to inventory information, pricing, and user accounts through breached username and password data.

This is commonly known as credential stuffing, and is the single largest source of account takeover and automated fraud, which can be caused by misconfigured databases or servers, malware or phishing attacks, probing forums for software vulnerabilities, and criminals testing data found from previous breaches at unrelated companies on your site.

“The problem was with other websites. Our customers reuse the same passwords across multiple sites. When other sites get breached, fraudsters use those spilled credentials to hijack my customers’ accounts,” said one Fortune 100 retailer’s Chief Information Security Officer.

This form of attack can cost the retail industry more than US$16 million every day through hijackers monetising stolen merchandise and whole accounts, committing return fraud, and exploiting saved credit cards or gift cards.

Online retailers expose themselves to credential stuffing, as they seek to design a smooth user experience for customers at the expense of imposing security measures that could lead to customers abandoning their card.

As a result, millions of credentials can be stolen from retail services like Avon or CeX, gaming organisations like CloudPets and XPG, online services like Google Docs and Yahoo, and even banks.

We could see even more of these attacks happen, especially as credential stuffers hide their activity during popular sales like Singles Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday when web traffic for retailers increases significantly.

“‘With Singles Day upon us, Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, and Christmas fast approaching, now is the perfect time for credential stuffers to target retailers. You need to protect your business now before it is too late,” said Shahnawaz Backer, the Principal Security Advisor at F5.

Identifying credential stuffing

One common trait of credential stuffing is that cyberattackers can go unnoticed if they replicate the actions of a real user, which can be incredibly scalable and efficient for the threat actor.

But with the right monitoring and detection solution, an organisation can identify credential stuffing attacks by pinpointing vast numbers of traffic to the site from automated sources, a high volume of attempted logins, low login success rates from specific IP addresses, and a lack of keystrokes and mouse movements from users.

These can have damaging effects on a business by placing heavy load and cost on infrastructure, which is becoming increasingly pertinent with the rising profile of data centers. Customers can also suffer from slower login times, affecting user experience and potential revenue, while marketing teams can waste marketing spend if they identify analytic trends unrepresentative of actual users.

Once identified, IT teams can begin blocking automated traffic to overcome credential stuffing.

Overcoming credential stuffing

There is no easy way to prevent credential stuffing, as there are no simple patches or updates you can make to your software.

Some suggest using different authentication systems to replace passwords like CAPATCHAs and two-factor authentication, but retailers loathe these solutions because it could lead to poor user experience and loss of potential revenue.

With the growing ubiquity of biometric authentication like fingerprints and facial recognition on mobile devices, retailers could use this to replace passwords, but cybercriminals have already found ways to produce false fingerprints using high resolution images. As for facial recognition, we are already seeing convincing deepfakes fool consumers using machine learning and AI, which cyberattackers could easily use for credential stuffing if the value is there.

These attacks are also becoming increasingly sophisticated, as highly distributed infrastructures become more common and mobile sites offer omnichannel attack points along with traditional websites.

So how can we overcome credential stuffing if there are no simple solutions?

Organisations must work with specialists who have the tools and the knowledge to fight back against credential stuffing.

Shape Security has a number of tools used by some of the biggest retailers in the world to put a stop to credential stuffing.

Shape worked with a Fortune 500 retailer to identify more than 15.5 million account login attempts over a four month period and found over 500,000 accounts were on the spilled credentials list by tracking credentials that are actively exploited across their network.

As a result, the retailer saw two major automated attacks during Cyber Monday sales, with over 20,000 login attempts on their traditional web application as well as their mobile API.

Once Shape turned on blocking mode, the retailer saw a marked decrease in attacks until the credential stuffer gave up. Since then, the retailer eliminated tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent transactions and chargeback fees.

“The Shape team worked with my team to go live in two weeks from start to finish. Unlike traditional security solutions, we don’t need more training or headcount to get value out of Shape’s solution. They’ve completely blocked the attackers without inconveniencing my users or imposing on my team,” said the CISO of the Fortune 500 retailer.

Not only that, but Shape protects 40 million end-users in the retail industry and secures almost 800 million transactions every week for retailers.

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November 26, 2020

SAP-owned Qualtrics to launch Singapore data center in 2021

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NTT streamlines Hash Code Book’s multicloud environment in Malaysia

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November 26, 2020

AWS launches Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow

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November 26, 2020

Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

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Singapore’s IMDA and IBM join hands to train tech professionals

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Opinion: Planning Renewals, Protecting Data

Opinion: Planning Renewals, Protecting Data

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Opinion: Planning Renewals, Protecting Data

In a time when technological change is happening rapidly, our data is at risk. So how can we prepare for change? Discover how your business can get ready for disaster recovery, prevent ransomware and plan renewals, with perspectives from Sunil Mahale, the Vice President of Emerging Technology for Asia Pacific and Japan at Commvault.

Change is the only constant. This phrase has almost become a cliché. This year, all of us have talked about change, disruption and the new normal. But it is true – change is what defines these last few months.

Remote work, accelerated digital transformation, cloud adoption. These were some of the biggest changes businesses across the globe have had to deal with in 2020. Yet, if we take a walk down memory lane, these ‘changes’ were already on the top of business agendas in the last two to three years. 

Still, many of us were caught off guard when the pandemic hit. We had to enforce these ‘changes’ overnight. 

All of us have learned a great deal since. In the data world, there have been several conversations around data protection and what is emerging as the “new normal”, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for businesses in view of this. Analyst firm Forrester noted that the pandemic will result in a renewed focus on automation, rampant digitisation and risk mitigation for businesses across Asia Pacific. According to IDC research, security has become one of the top IT spend for businesses in this region.

After listening to various perspectives, I have come to realise we all need to embrace a culture of preparedness. If we prepare for a new set of norms by approaching change as a ‘planned renewal’, businesses would perhaps be better equipped to deal with disruptions in the future. 

How exactly can we prepare for change? Here are some areas businesses can look at to plan for the new set of norms, and even the next disruption, while protecting their data. 

Disaster recovery preparedness

Business continuity is the name of the game this year. COVID-19 presented a unique challenge we’ve never had to face before. In the past, disaster would be considered “smoking holes,” but today there is a broad continuum of catastrophes – from global pandemics to natural disasters and even cyberattacks. Some of these begin as business interruptions which eventually progress to more significant issues that we should respond to through the execution of a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan.

Cloud DR is enabling organisations to quickly recover data from locations around the globe. While working from home in Chicago or Chennai, IT leaders can restore cloud-based workloads to offices, manufacturing facilities, or cloud-based services around the world, without the need for physical access.

While technological advancements have enabled the evolution of DR over the years, the most common assumption that has yet to completely change is that IT is a cost center, simply facilitating what the organisation needs to do. When you look at disaster recovery and business continuity, they are no longer two separate business challenges – they are now two sides of the same coin. IT plays a significant, invested role as a stakeholder in the operation of the business that makes these possible. 

In this ‘new normal’, organisations should now realise the actual value of IT, and how it can deliver more services, more efficiently, with a flexibility the business does not even know it needs yet.

Preventing ransomware

Remember the days when ransomware emerged as a huge concern for businesses? Today, there’s yet another new headline and a new ransomware codename almost every week. 

Defining a new normal in the combat of ransomware is an ongoing journey, partly because the entire industry is not at a standstill. Ransomware has been persistent through the years because of corporate inertia to change these norms.

However, what makes ransomware so challenging is that it strikes at the metaphorical fault line in the old way of doing things. More often than not, ransomware seems to fall short of traditional disaster recovery scenarios, which are typically geared to address data protection needs at the edge, and the physical unavailability of data. Yet, the urgency of having all of an organization’s data encrypted cannot be met by traditional availability and operational recovery schemes.

Businesses can prevent ransomware with encrypted backups, alerts, anomaly detection, immutable backups, air gap and data isolation support. If a ransomware attack does happen, focus on equipping teams with capabilities for rapid data recovery.

Accelerated cloud adoption

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research found about one in three organisations had reported a pandemic-influenced push for increased cloud migration. While 34% of the BCG survey respondents reported accelerated cloud migrations in response to COVID-19, 46% expect cloud migration to be a major priority over the next 12-24 months.

As the cloud continues to take off, businesses should realise that although cloud-based workloads may rely on the high availability of the cloud, they still need data protection from another third-party. Enterprise-grade backup and recovery are the organisation’s responsibility, not the cloud provider. 

There is a natural fit between cloud adoption as a tool to accelerate digital transformation, and data protection in the cloud. By moving backups and archives to the cloud, businesses can shift focus (and budget) from maintaining legacy hardware to efforts around modernisation and transformation. At the same time, as IT modernisation pushes data into more environments, cloud data protection helps businesses avoid carrying forward outdated silos and processes – or creating even more of them – as they advance into a digital future.

Embrace change as a planned renewal

There is no doubt that the pandemic has surfaced unique challenges to organisations. The unexpected disconnection of people, processes and technology is ultimately reshaping businesses. 

As we settle into and adapt to this newness, it is important to recognise the more persistent challenge – to consciously shape the “new normal” and keep pace with change. Being prepared is an easier conversation to have right now than in the past. Businesses that embrace change as part of a planned renewal instead of accepting it as an external consequence, will be in the best position to weather future uncertainty.

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SAP-owned Qualtrics to launch Singapore data center in 2021

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NTT streamlines Hash Code Book’s multicloud environment in Malaysia

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AWS launches Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow

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November 26, 2020

Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

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Singapore’s IMDA and IBM join hands to train tech professionals

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Vietnamese malware researcher recognised by Adobe for detecting security vulnerabilities

Vietnamese malware researcher recognised by Adobe for detecting security vulnerabilities

By | Cybersecurity, News
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Vietnamese malware researcher recognised by Adobe for detecting security vulnerabilities

Tran Van Khang, a malware researcher from Vietnam, recently gained recognition from Adobe for his efforts in detecting malware in Adobe’s latest software updates.

Mr. Khang, the leader of malware analysis at VinCSS, identified three of seven critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Illustrator, the mainstream photo development and editing software used by designers all around the world.

The three vulnerabilities, with codes CVE-2020-24409, CVE-2020-24410, and CVE-2020-24411, are categorised as high priority malware that need to be fixed.

Upon Mr. Khang’s discovery, Adobe credited his name on their security bulletin board, and a new update was released shortly, reported VnExpress.

“I am proud to have the opportunity to represent Vietnamese malware researchers in contributing to global cybersecurity,” said Mr. Khang.

VinCSS is an Internet cybersecurity company that is a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup.

In 2019, Mr. Khang became the first person in Vietnam to be granted a certificate for reverse engineering malware. Reverse engineering malware is a cybersecurity method that involves picking apart a product to identify how its original composition impacted said product.

Mr. Khang said he plans to focus on security issues in Vietnam, as a safe Internet environment would be important for the country’s development.

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NTT streamlines Hash Code Book’s multicloud environment in Malaysia

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AWS launches Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow

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Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

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Acronis launches first cloud data center in New Zealand

Acronis launches first cloud data center in New Zealand

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Acronis launches first cloud data center in New Zealand

Shortly after revealing its plans to deploy over 100 data centers across the world, global cybersecurity and software company Acronis has launched its first cloud data center in Auckland, New Zealand.

This new data center will add to Acronis’ extensive global network of cloud data centers, providing partners easier access to Acronis Cyber Protect, the company’s integrated cyber protection services that unifies backup, disaster recovery, next-gen anti-malware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tool on a single platform.

“It was something our partners have wanted for a while – to have an Acronis Cloud Data Center in New Zealand. Now they can safeguard client data locally knowing they are backed by a global partner who is on standby 24x7x365 to address any issues,” said Neil Morarji, General Manager for Acronis in APAC.

The global network of Acronis Cloud Data Centers already includes locations in the US, UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, and Singapore.

“With our global network of data centers, we will be able to match the exploding data footprint and deliver our best cyber protection solutions to service providers and their clients,” added Mr. Morarji.

With this, local service providers and managed service providers in New Zealand now have a location to store clients’ data, and now have access to Acronis’ full range of cloud and cyber protection solutions on its Cyber Cloud platform.

“With its excellent connectivity and geographically advantageous position, New Zealand is increasingly seen as a destination for the data centers of forward-looking global internet companies,” said Barbara Kidd, General Manager of Ingram Micro Cloud New Zealand.

All Acronis Cloud Data Centers are designed to meet corporate and regulatory requirements, including global management for all data centers, geographic redundancy, control for local partners, and a local disaster recovery site.

“Cyber protection is a core requirement for every organisation today, and with its establishment of the Acronis Cloud Data Center, our resellers and their customers across the country can look forward to locally-hosted cyber protection solutions to keep information safe,” she adds.

Acronis’ solutions are designed to address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) of an organisation’s data, applications, and systems.

“Where data resides and ensuring information remains secure has become increasingly important to our partner community. We are proud to align with companies that are focused on delivering local data security and business continuity solutions to our partners,” said Dominic O’Hanlon, CEO of Rhipe.

Acronis Cloud Data Centers are also said to be designed to deliver the highest levels of data availability, security, and safety, with each facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment as well as the best operational and security controls.

“The investment Acronis is making in the new cloud data center will give partners peace of mind that data is being managed securely and in line with best practice cyber protection solutions,” added Mr. O’Hanlon.

More of Acronis’ data centers will also be set up in Singapore, Canada, and Bhutan as part of their global expansion plans.

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NTT streamlines Hash Code Book’s multicloud environment in Malaysia

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AWS launches Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow

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Lumen to bring network security to Zoom

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HGC teams with CyberSecurity Malaysia to strengthen telecoms cybersecurity

HGC teams with CyberSecurity Malaysia to strengthen telecoms cybersecurity

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HGC teams with CyberSecurity Malaysia to strengthen telecoms cybersecurity

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has signed an agreement with CyberSecurity Malaysia to strengthen telecommunication cybersecurity and foster innovation.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two organisations will look to enable CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cybersecurity specialist and technical agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, to achieve its purpose of overcoming national cybersecurity challenges and deliver greater ICT benefits to its users.

“Today, cyber security is a major concern for most industries and the vulnerabilities are rising at an alarming rate; hence IT professionals are in high demand to analyse and overcome these threats. Moreover, these attacks could have been dealt with if those businesses have better cyber resilience,” said Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer.

The MoU will first look to benefit large to medium enterprises, the financial services industry, government and semi-government bodies.

“Organisations today are beginning to complement their cybersecurity strategies with cyber resilience. CyberSecurity Malaysia … identifies collaboration as one way to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in Malaysia,” added Dr. Wahab.

The agreement between HGC and CyberSecurity Malaysia is expected to have an impact beyond Malaysia by reaching HGC’s overseas customers, as the company is a fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure.

“Cybersecurity is a paramount asset, key to HGC’s vision of a connected world. As a global telecommunications service provider, we are committed to promoting sustainable development of technological innovations, keeping cybersecurity at the centre of business solutions,” said Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP of International Business.

HGC serves a wide range of industry verticals such as e-health, e-commerce, e-education initiatives across Asia.

Under the collaboration, the MoU will cover cybersecurity cooperation in key areas including telecom security, IoT security and threats intelligence. The exchange of information on telecommunication networks, ICT solutions and cybersecurity could further improve cyberattack readiness and prevention measures.

“More, cybersecurity is important in a smart city as the infrastructure can be vulnerable and needs to avoid any breaches. HGC is dedicated to support cybersecurity for ICT and network initiatives, ensuring a secure and reliable digital business environment,” added Mr. Mahalingam.

With its international exposure, HGC is tasked with provisioning its cybersecurity expertise, including consulting, managed security services, engineering, risk management, cloud security and advisory services. This is expected to enable CyberSecurity Malaysia to boost its range of cyber security innovation-led services, programmes, and initiatives to reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, and at the same time strengthen Malaysia’s self-reliance in cyberspace.

According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, from January and September 2020, Malaysia has recorded 8,366 cybersecurity incidents, including fraud, intrusion, and malicious code – an increase of nearly over 10% compared to 2019.

Given that the increase in the number of Internet users has a direct implication on the increase in potential threat on information systems, HGC and CyberSecurity Malaysia believe it is essential to take the necessary precautionary measures.

The Malaysia Government recently announced a US$434 million (RM1.8 billion) Malaysia Cyber Security Strategy (MCSS) to upgrade the country’s cybersecurity measures.

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Lumen launches Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (MEDR) for Asia Pacific market

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has launched its Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (MEDR) service for businesses in Asia Pacific.

The new solution aims to keep organisations secure in a time when smart, connected devices are everywhere and workforces require remote access.

Lumen MEDR uses artificial intelligence to detect and identify threats on devices, including attacks and attempts that may have bypassed measures such as antivirus software and endpoint protection. Once identified, MEDR will launch a remediation in real-time and restore devices back to its original state.

“These endpoints create a larger and more vulnerable attack surface for cybercriminals, and they are highly susceptible to exploits,” said Cheah Wai Kit, the Director of Product Management (Security) at Lumen Asia Pacific.

According to Lumen, research has shown that more than 90% of successful data breaches begin with an attack on users.

“Lumen MEDR provides the first line of defense where it matters most, starting at the endpoints,” added Mr. Cheah.

Lumen MEDR also provides 24/7 customer service support to its clients.

Cybersecurity Collaboration with IDC Secure

Alongside this, Lumen has also announced a collaboration with IT services provider IDC to launch IDC X-Secure, an interactive security assessment tool to offer guidance to businesses on issues concerning digital security.

“As enterprises continue to pursue their digital transformation initiatives, they are starting to realise their limitations in fending off cyberthreats proactively. IDC is seeing a rise in organisations partnering with a managed security services provider to combat the evolving cyberthreat landscape,” said Simon Piff, Vice President of Security Practice at IDC Asia Pacific.

According to IDC’s semi-annual security spending report, investments in security-related products and services in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) will reach US$28.2 billion by 2022, with spending on managed security services accounting for almost half of Asia Pacific’s cybersecurity market by 2023.

“As part of a robust security strategy, businesses need to have the visibility to detect and respond to attacks before they turn into breaches. This eventually reduces the time it takes to investigate, eradicate and contain incidents in their corporate environments,” added Mr. Piff.

IDC X-Secure will offer its expertise on cybersecurity’s global best practices, with peer comparisons and gap analyses to help IT professionals achieve cybersecurity requirements.

“IDC’s X-Secure dives into critical elements of businesses’ security strategy and provides IT leaders with practical scenarios and solutions to mitigate cyber risks,” concluded Mr. Piff.

Security services are also predicted to be the largest and fastest-growing segment with a value of US$6.3 billion, thanks to the rising use of managed services to fend off and respond to cyberattacks.

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Malaysia’s Digi Telecommunications teams up with Boku to protect mobile users against cyberthreats

Malaysia’s Digi Telecommunications has teamed up with UK mobile payments and identity solutions provider Boku to protect users against cyberthreats.

Digi is the first mobile service provider in Malaysia to partner with Boku to launch mobile identity products that proactively protect its customers from cyber-hacks, account takeover attacks, SIM swap attacks, and other forms of digital fraud.

“We have in place stringent policies and procedures to ensure that our customers are safe and secure using any application online, including applying a broad set of data protection practices to safeguard their identities and prevent digital fraud such as account takeover,” said Praveen Rajan, Chief Marketing Officer of Digi.

As more companies continue to realise the necessity of advanced multi-factor authentication solutions in the wake of increased incidences of digital fraud and cyberattacks, there is a growing demand for mobile identity authentication services in Malaysia.

Digital service providers and their users are also increasingly being targeted by fraudsters who seek to extract money or other forms of stored value from accounts.

“This partnership with Boku is another layer of safety enabling our customers to have a seamless and worry-free online experience,” added Mr. Rajan.

Digi will integrate two of Boku’s services into its mobile number operations. The Phone Number Verification (Authenticate) service will request the user to verify their phone number directly on the device via its built-in wireless network connectivity. 

Next, the Reassigned Number (Detect) service will allow a merchant to check if a mobile number has been reassigned or recycled by the telecom service provider to another user.

Commenting on the partnership, Stuart Neal, Chief Business Officer for Identity at Boku, said: “We are honoured to partner with Digi to introduce a safer and more seamless digital world for mobile users in Malaysia. Extending our capabilities into Malaysia is a major milestone as we continue to expand globally.”

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Acronis to launch mass global expansion with 100 micro data centers

Global cybersecurity service provider Acronis announced plans for a global expansion of its network of cloud data centers, adding 100 micro data centers to regions including Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, France, Germany, the UK, and the US.

New state-of-the-art facilities will also be set up in Canada, New Zealand, and Bhutan.

“The rise of edge computing around the world means more data is now created and used away from company networks. Micro data centers enable the efficient deployment of edge computing, particularly in emerging markets,” said Serguei ‘SB’ Beloussov, Founder and CEO of Acronis.

The new data centers will provide users with access to Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, the company’s flagship cybersecurity solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation anti-malware, and endpoint management tools all under one service package.

“As part of Acronis’ Global-Local Strategy, this expansion allows us to provide the local, cost-efficient, bandwidth efficient, and low latency cloud services our global partners demand,” Mr. Beloussov added.

All of Acronis solutions are designed to address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of an organisation’s data, applications, and systems.

“Organisations across the globe rely on data in a way they never have before, which means they need IT providers to be ready with effective, affordable solutions,” said Martin Robson, President and CEO of Robson Communications.

In early October, Acronis also announced the establishment of a new data center in Vancouver, Canada.

“The expansion of [Acronis’] data center network will help a lot more service providers around the world keep their clients productive and protected,” added Mr. Robson.

All Acronis data centers are said to meet the highest standards of digital and physical security, and feature redundant power and environmental controls to ensure constant 99.9% monthly availability.

“While reliance on cloud-based access to production data and controls has been increasing during the past several years, the pandemic accelerated its adoption worldwide among organizations,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director at market research firm IDC.

Gartner has forecast the worldwide market for cloud management and security services will grow by more than 25% in the next two years.

“Developing a larger network of cloud data centers, especially in emerging markets, enables Acronis to cultivate new partners and customers who are actively seeking cloud-based data protection and security platforms and solutions,” added Mr. Goodwin.

Technavio also projected the global edge data center market will progress at a CAGR of almost 14% by 2024.

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