Author: Benjamin Cher

Soda has more than just a ‘token’ bid to secure mobile devices
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.
Cybersecurity is about people too: FortiGuard strategist
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.
Wrong assumptions and common mistakes around cloud security
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.
SafeChats aims to give messaging an encryption edge
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 quits after a year
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.
IT not just about software, but hardware and humans too: HDS CTO
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.
Traditional security is overkill in next-gen datacentres: Cisco
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.
IMJ out to tap startup ecosystem surge in South-East Asia
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.
RSA exec warns of cybersecurity skill shortage in SEA
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.
Unified BI player Jedox enters Asia, fires salvo at rivals
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.
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