Author: Benjamin Cher
Businesses continue to use unsecured devices to house and transmit sensitive corporate data,k which is was what drove infocomm security expert Dr Kwok-Yan Lam and banker and financier Michael Tse to found Soda, a Singapore-based startup that has developed a virtual tokenisation layer to secure mobile devices.
Conversations about IT security often revolve around technology and processes, and rarely about a third critical element: People. That’s a mistake, according to Jack Chan, a security strategist at Fortinet Inc’s FortiGuard Labs.
There are still some wrong assumptions floating about when it comes to cloud security, according to Phil Rodrigues, vice president, British Telecom Security, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, BT Global Service.
Privacy should not be a concern for just individuals, but businesses also need to be aware of how tapped communications can affect them, according to Maxim Glazov, chief executive officer of Singapore-based SafeChats.
GrabTaxi CTO Wei Zhu, the former Facebook engineer who joined the taxi-hailing startup to great fanfare in August last year, has left the company after just about a year.
The rise of the cloud, web services startups, mobile apps, and software-defined networking has put software at the heart of businesses, but hardware still has a role to play, according to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) chief technology officer Hu Yoshida.
The increasingly popularity of the ‘as-a-service’ model has led to a new dynamic: Most data traffic now moves laterally within a datacentre, rather than in and out of it – thus the usual perimeter defence policy may now be a case of overkill.
The startup ecosystem in South-East Asia has certainly moved on to the next level in the two years IMJ Investment Partners has been in the region, in terms of both valuations and activity, according to its CEO Yuji Horiguchi.
The biggest cybersecurity challenge in South-East Asia is not in acquiring technology, but educating and acquiring people with the right skills, according to Edward Lim, RSA South-East Asia managing director.
German unified business intelligence (BI) solutions provider Jedox AG has established its first physical presence in Asia with the launch of its Singapore office, and couldn’t resist a jab or two at its rivals.