Celcom helps business owners to enhance digital security


The pandemic has changed the way businesses operate, and this includes their behaviour towards having a secure digital ecosystem.

According to the SonicWall Cyber ​​Security Firm Report 2021, there was an increase of up to 63% of ransomware attacks worldwide in 2019 and 2021, while the FBI Internet Crime Report recorded a total of 2,500 reported ransomware complaints.

The rise of ransomware attacks has caused entrepreneurs, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prioritise their cyber security in order to protect their digital assets and personal information.

It is a necessary step for small businesses to keep up with the ever growing digital economy around the world.

It is also important for businesses to avoid using outdated technology or pirated software to protect themselves from digital attacks.

Understanding the need for cyber security, Celcom is in the midst of exploring potential collaborations with technology partners and platform providers. This includes Telefónica Tech, a globally recognised cyber security expert in delivering the best security solutions in Malaysia.

With this, Celcom aims to provide a comprehensive portfolio of world-class cyber security solutions which cover various local industries and organisations.

Total digital protection

For starters, Celcom Axiata Berhad currently offers two digital cyber threat solutions, namely Digital Risk Protection (DRP) and Vulnerability Risk Management (VRM).

DRP identifies risks and threats towards digital assets. It is a holistic approach that monitors data sources and identifies threats to the digital footprint of organisations.

As for VRM, it provides detailed analysis of customer’s assets and identifies the vulnerabilities of the organisation’s information system.

These solutions enable Celcom to help organisations empower their online businesses, with the support of additional digital risk management features.

This includes consultation sessions for implementation as well as precautionary measures based on prevention, detection and response to reduce the probability of cyber attacks.

Prevention of digital threats

To employ Celcom’s security protection services as a precautionary measure from cyber threats, entrepreneurs can easily register for a demonstration session.

By doing so, they will be monitored and protected based on three pillars, namely technology, people and processes.

DRP is about developing a strategy in protecting what is most important to the organisation and handling threats that require remediation.

It also covers the entire lifecycle of cyber threats, thanks to proactive monitoring and detection by a 24/7 cyber operations team.

Among the solutions offered are modular threat intelligence capabilities such as Security Control Violations, Data Disclosure, Digital Identity Monitoring and more.

Depending on the situation, long-term goals and internet capacity, entrepreneurs may choose DRP services where they see fit to maximise both the efficiency of the process and the potential for protection.

Digital Risk Protection Vs Vulnerability Risk Management

Both DRP and VRM are different in terms of their overall objective.

For DRP, it aims to protect the organisation’s brand, reputation and digital footprint against threats targeted or directed at the organisation.

Meanwhile for VRM, it helps customers deal with risks associated with a high number of vulnerabilities and reaps ongoing benefits.

Celcom’s expert analysts are always available to provide support and along with tailored plans to suit customers’ needs.

This process will enhance the rate of strict cybersecurity at all levels of operations, both internally and externally for the protection and security of the enterprise and its customers.

This cyber threat protection initiative by Celcom ensures security solutions for key industries in Malaysia for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).

To find out more about the cyber security solutions offered by Celcom, visit their website here.

This article originally appeared on Berita Harian, with rights to be republished on The Malaysian Reserve.