MSC Cyberport, CREST-Int'l and iTGRC Asia - Cyber Hygiene scheme for ASEAN focus
February 9, 2018 BY iTGRC Asia, CREST International
International collaboration puts focus on ASEAN cyber security
With increasing global threats from cyber attacks, it’s more important than ever to share skills, knowledge and expertise to increase protection and mitigate the risks. That’s why we are delighted to announce that MSC Cyberport Johor, CREST International and iTGRC Asia are coming together under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to take a new focused look at Cyber Hygiene Security for ASEAN. The joint venture will harness the strengths of the different organisations to establish a new Center of Excellence (CoE) for cyber-hygiene in the region.
Chief executive officer of MSC Cyberport Johor En. Ramlee, Ian Glover, President of CREST International and Frank Chin from iTGRC Asia met in 2017 to identify the key markets and professional leadership qualities to define and shape best-practice cyber hygiene for the ASEAN region.
With an increasingly complex threat landscape, combined with the growth of hacktivist communities and broad availability of the hacking tools, cyber-crime is increasing exponentially, and attacks are no longer just targeted at larger organizations. Small and medium sized businesses are under threat as well as people on the move, using devices which are constantly connected to the internet. Furthermore, the growth of cryptocurrencies and technologies that ‘stealthily’ transform today’s businesses such as block-chain, present new challenges for the cyber security community.
The collaboration between MSC Cyberport Johor, CREST and iTGRC will kick-off officially in March 2018, focusing on the development of an agile and adaptable cyber hygiene security framework that will bring a new level of cyber social-responsibility and generate waves of ‘lift and shift’ across the region. SME clusters and fast-growing industries that wish to benefit from the opportunities presented by these initiatives driven by their respective government bodies and industries to support a new digital economy, will be able to take advantage of the new CoE.
Out thanks go to Ian and Ramlee who have made this visionary change possible. iTGRC Asia is very grateful and is looking forward to being the coordinating partner in this exciting collaborative effort.