Kaspersky Joins Malaysian IoT Association to Strengthen Cyber Resilience in Southeast Asia

Kaspersky, a renowned global cybersecurity company, has proudly become a member of the Malaysian Internet-of-Things Association (MyIoTA). This partnership signifies Kaspersky’s commitment to enhancing the cyber resilience of IoT companies in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region. MyIoTA, founded by passionate private sector individuals and companies involved in the IoT value chain, collaborates closely with the Malaysian Digital and Economy Corporation (MDEC), driving the digital economy and positioning Malaysia as the digital hub of SEA. The country is anticipated to lead the region’s digital economy growth, projected to reach $1 trillion USD by 2030, driven by sectors such as e-commerce, food delivery, online media, health, education, and financial technology (fintech).

By joining MyIoTA, Kaspersky aims to foster collaboration among numerous organizations involved in digitalization and partner with other IoT associations in the region. This membership enables effective communication with relevant local market players, enabling a better understanding of their concerns and needs. Kaspersky can then provide solutions and technologies that cater to the market’s demands. As a global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky is eager to share its technological vision with local business and IT communities, assisting more SEA firms in harnessing the benefits of the Kaspersky Cyber Immunity approach. This approach allows for the development of Secure-by-Design products using the KasperskyOS operating system and following a specific methodology, making them virtually impervious to compromise under ordinary conditions.

James Lai, Chairman of the Malaysian IoT Association, warmly welcomes Kaspersky as a member, emphasizing the significance of IoT cybersecurity in the advancement of Malaysia’s digital economy and the nation’s journey towards the fourth industrial revolution. Kaspersky’s expertise in this area will be greatly appreciated, and their involvement will contribute to the growth of the IoT solutions and service providers eco-system in Malaysia.

Kaspersky and MyIoTA have already initiated collaboration in identifying a pilot project—a cyber immune solution for Smart City. This solution will be built on a local Malaysian IoT platform and leverage Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateways. The development of potential projects will be a joint effort involving Adaptive Production Technology (APROTECH), a Kaspersky IIoT subsidiary specializing in IoT engineering and resources.

Andrey Suvorov, the Head of KasperskyOS Business Unit, expresses delight in joining the MyIoTA team as a member. He emphasizes the importance of strong partnerships within the association and the relevance of real use cases. Suvorov highlights the opportunity for Kaspersky and APROTECH to collaborate on pilots in the Smart City and other key industries, generating synergies and solutions with local partners that combine business values and cyber resistance topics. Recognizing the digital economy as a major component of national strategies, Kaspersky believes that their membership will deliver positive joint results for national leaders and the entire Southeast Asia region.

With this collaboration, Kaspersky aims to make a lasting impact on the IoT ecosystem in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, reinforcing cybersecurity measures and supporting the growth of a resilient digital economy.

6 June 2023

Author: Terry KS

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