TAC Security to foray into other markets outside India

TAC Security, an Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) empanelled information security organisation, is taking it’s new dark web threat intelligence solution, ESOF-DarkSec, to markets abroad.
This is an effort to address the growing demand for Cyber Security solutions and also add impetus to TAC Security’s global expansion plans . ESOF-DarkSec will be rolled out, to begin with in the North American market where it has a strong footprint and in the African market where it commenced operations. The company is further expanding operations in the Australian and European markets as well.

ESOF-DarkSec helps enterprises detect, measure, and identify the type of data available on the dark web about their companies.   “Data confidentiality has always been an issue for enterprise security teams, and the recent increases in the dark web exposure cases are intimidating for both governments and organizations. Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated with every passing day, and even more so during the COVID-19 outbreak where spear-phishing is being used as a tool to access critical data. We hope that the product will help inform business entities about the vulnerabilities of their infrastructure so they can secure their endpoints and networks against potential threats.” Chris Fisher, Chief Marketing Officer, TAC Security.

The launch is aligned with the rising number of data leaks on the dark web, which jeopardize sensitive information of government, businesses, and individuals alike. This cloud-based solution helps find the size, nature, and recent update (if any) of the leaked data on the darknet. ESOF-DarkSec also provides a dark web organization risk score on a scale from 0 to 10, so security teams can know the risk to the organization on available data in the dark web from and take action to mitigate the risk. The solution is available as a subscription plan in three tiers: Basic, Platinum, and Premium, with different price points based on deeper periodic scans.

Trishneet Arora, Founder and CEO of TAC Security said, “Data is the biggest asset for any entity in the current landscape. As much as it gives precious insights into enhancing customer experience, any unauthorized access to it can cause severe damage to personal, enterprise-level, or even national integrity, depending upon the nature of data. It is very difficult to get this data down once it enters the dark web. Knowing the extent of the dark web threat is pivotal as it enables an organization to analyze and limit the damages by taking preventive measures.”

TAC Security protects Banks and Financial Institutions, governments’ organisations, Fortune 500 companies, leading enterprises data around the world. TAC Security manages 5 million vulnerabilities through its Artificial intelligence (AI) based Vulnerability Management Platform ESOF. The company is also responsible for End to End Security Assessment of 200 UPI based Mobile Application for NPCI, an umbrella organisation for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India.

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Philippine Air Force joins hands with Smart Communications to counter cyberthreats

Over the past month, the Philippines has been making international news for its involvement in cybercrime. In light of this, the Philippine Air Force announced that it will seek the expertise of Smart Communications to train its officers in handling cybersecurity threats.

A subsidiary of Philippines’ largest conglomerate PDLT Group, Smart Communications will provide professional cyber literacy training to twenty Philippine Air Force officers. The partnership will see the launch of the country’s first Online Cybersecurity Executive Course.

“Over the years, the PLDT Group has been investing in improving its cybersecurity capabilities to make sure we are able to combat cyberthreats. Today’s ‘cyber warriors’ do not sleep, because their enemies are always awake,” said Angel T. Redoble, PLDT’s Chief Information Security Officer.

PLDT Group has also signed an agreement with PAF. The company’s Cyber Security Operations Group (CSOG), will deploy its services to assist the military in enhancing their military service’s cyber operations and upgrade their digital infrastructure security.

Local university, Asian Institute of Management’s (AIM) School of Education and Lifelong Learning will also be working with Smart Telecommunications and PAF.

“The partnership is timely to make organisations protect its technology-based innovations since, according to research, potential economic loss due to cybersecurity incidents in the Philippines can reach as much as US$3.5 billion,” added Dr. Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean of AIM.

The course will discuss cybersecurity challenges via three dimensions: leadership, management, and technology. C-suites, managers, leaders, and executives will be taught to address cybersecurity challenges on both the operational and policy levels.

“I enjoin all organisations in the country to look at cybersecurity as an integral component of their growth and survival strategy,” added Dr. Kang.

The Online Cybersecurity Executive Course begins in October 2020, and will be conducted for ten half-days over Zoom.

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