Acronis has appointed Patrick Pulvermueller (above) as Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Serguei Beloussov, who founded the company in 2003 and has served as CEO since 2013. Most recently President of the Partner Business at […]
Singapore-headquartered Acronis has established a new office in Herzliya, Israel to conduct cybersecurity research and development, and support local Acronis partners and customers. It is part of a plan to invest US$80 million in Israel […]
Businesses in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are deprioritising security and fraud prevention with nearly one third favouring revenue generation, according to an Experian global study. This makes the digital ecosystem even more vulnerable for consumers. […]
Acronis has received more than US$250 million funding from CVC Capital Partners VII and other investors to further accelerate growth by expanding its product portfolio. A significant portion of the investment will be used to […]
By Ray Garnie, APAC VP, DigiCert 2020 has brought about a lot of change. Who would’ve imagined watching our favourite sports teams on TV and stadiums without spectators, or the one-year postponement of the Tokyo […]
Malwarebytes has enhanced its protection suite with Brute Force Protection and next generation scan and detection engine to help enterprises cope with a remote workforce. kers. By detecting high volumes of invalid login attempts, Malwarebytes […]
Acronis has acquired Israel-based CyberLynx to enhance cyber protection portfolio — its third acquisition in as many years with plans for more as it continues on its growth momentum. CyberLynx provides security audits, penetration testing […]
Australian IT consultancy Servian is bring its expertise in cloud, data, machine learning, DevOps, and cybersecurity to Singapore. The expansion is in response to a call for companies within the region to digitalise in order […]
Hong Kong’s HGC Global Communications (HGC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CyberSecurity Malaysia to provide critical cybersecurity skillsets to Malaysia’s telecommunications industry and foster increased cybersecurity innovation. CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national […]
Daon has opened its Southeast Asia office in Singapore and appointed Trilochan Sehgal as Regional Vice President, SEA. The new office and appointment highlight the importance of SEA and better position the company to respond […]
ESET is partnering with Ingram Micro to offer its security solutions for businesses on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in India.
IBM has launched in Singapore a programme to train around 800 mid-career professionals in artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.
Proofpoint has appointed Alex Lei as its Regional Leader for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ).
The tiny chip uses quantum communication algorithms for better security than existing industry standards.
Snow Software has enhanced its Risk Monitor product to help organisations strengthen cybersecurity and compliance programs with insight across their technology landscape.
IBM has scored a massive win with a five-year A$1 billion agreement with the Australia government.
The role of the CIO is changing, according to a Gartner survey of 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries.
The findings revealed that the CIO role is transitioning from delivery executive to business executive, from controlling cost and engineering processes, to driving revenue and exploiting data.
Ninety-five percent of CIOs expect their jobs to change or be remixed due to digitalisation. While world-class IT delivery management is a given, it will take up less and less of the CIO’s time.
NVIDIA is investing in Deep Instinct, an Israeli-based startup that uses deep learning to thwart cyber attacks.
Deep Instinct uses a GPU-based neural network and CUDA to achieve 99 percent detection rates, compared with about 80 percent detection from conventional cyber security software. Its software can automatically detect and defeat the most advanced cyber attacks.
“Deep Instinct is an emerging leader in applying GPU-powered AI through deep learning to address cybersecurity, a field ripe for disruption as enterprise customers migrate away from traditional solutions. We’re excited to work together with Deep Instinct to advance this important field,” said Jeff Herbst, Vice President of Business Development of NVIDIA.
Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) are seeking feedback on the proposed Cybersecurity Bill.
The public consultation exercise will run till August 3.
“Cyber-attacks are getting increasingly frequent, sophisticated and impactful. Globally, we have also seen a surge in the number of cybersecurity incidents, such as ransomware, cyber theft, banking fraud, cyber espionage and disruptions to Internet services. In Singapore, the recent Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks targeting two of our universities, and the occurrence of the global WannaCry and Petya/Petna malware attacks which also reached our shores, serve as stark reminders of Singapore’s vulnerability to cyber threats,” noted the joint press release.
Singapore will be focusing on four technology areas to build the foundation for its digital transformation. These are artificial intelligence (AI) and data science, cybersecurity, immersive media, and Internet of Things and future communications infrastructure.
At the opening of Infocomm Media Business Exchange at Marina Bay Sands Singapore Convention Centre, Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim noted that “they are exciting fields with bright prospects in their own right, and they have great potential to transform other industries and enhance people’s lives”.
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
The nation has established AI.SG, a national programme with funding of up to S$150 million to boost Singapore’s AI capabilities.
Hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries have been hit by the WannaCry ransomware. While users are scampering around trying to fix their computers, the top of mind question is whether this could have […]