HGC Partners with CyberSecurity Malaysia to Improve Telecom Cybersecurity

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, November 19, 2020

HGS and CSM MoU Signing Ceremony

HGC announces a partnership with CyberSecurity Malaysia to assist enterprises in Asia to reduce telecom and IoT systems' vulnerability and enhance cyberattack readiness and prevention measures.

FREMONT, CA: HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with wide local and international network coverage, services, and infrastructure, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CyberSecurity Malaysia, the cybersecurity specialist under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM).

The MoU offers a framework under which HGC will facilitate a portfolio of vital cybersecurity services and solutions. Enterprises will first benefit, particularly those in the financial services industry (FSI), government, and semi-government bodies. The cooperation's effect will be felt beyond Malaysia's borders by reaching HGC's customers overseas, across the Asia community, and within a range of industry verticals like e-health, e-commerce, and e-education efforts. This MoU framework allows CyberSecurity Malaysia to achieve its purpose to overcome national cybersecurity challenges and offer ICT benefits to internet users.

Given the increase in the number of internet users implies an increase in potential threat on data systems, it is key to take necessary precautionary measures. The MoU will cover cybersecurity cooperation in vital areas, including telecom security, IoT security, and threat intelligence. The exchange of data on telecommunication networks, ICT solutions, and cybersecurity can further improve cyberattack readiness and prevention measures.

Under the collaboration, HGC, with its exposure, will provide cybersecurity expertise, like consulting, managed security services, risk management, engineering, cloud security, and advisory services. This will enable CyberSecurity Malaysia to boost its range of cybersecurity innovation-led services and initiatives to mitigate the vulnerability of digital systems, and at the same time, strengthen Malaysia's self-reliance in cyberspace.

Firms are beginning to complement their cybersecurity strategies with cyber resilience. CyberSecurity Malaysia, a cybersecurity technical center under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, identifies collaboration as a way to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem. CyberSecurity Malaysia is pleased with the collaboration between companies like HGC to develop sustainable relationships between government and industry and raising the level of readiness and resilience of national cybersecurity and its contribution to national economic growth.

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