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Cloud Security Alliance Gains WithSecure as New Member


WithSecure, formerly known as F-Secure Business, has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to help define and raise awareness of best practices that can help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

Thanks to cloud computing’s flexibility, efficiency, and other benefits, more and more companies are relying on it for their IT needs.

In Malaysia and throughout the region, digitization has been accelerating – more so during and now after the pandemic, said WithSecure Regional Director (Asia-Pacific) Yong Meng Hong (left in pic).

“In Malaysia, the MyDIGITAL initiative, which comes under the National Digital Economy Blueprint, is set to further grow Malaysia’s digital economy into a strategic economic engine of growth,” said Yong, commending the Malaysian Government for this ‘vision which would enhance the economy while improving quality of living amongst Malaysians.’

He added that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) readiness means that more businesses are embraceing cutting-edge digital cloud technologies to realise productivity and efficiency gains.

However, companies migrating various processes and assets to the cloud are facing new, sometimes unexpected risks. These include increased complexity, the widespread consolidation of business around a few key cloud service providers, understanding the shared-responsibility security model utilized by many cloud services, and more.

According to WithSecure Chief Technology Officer Christine Bejerasco (centre in pic), joining the CSA gives WithSecure an opportunity to work with more organizations on the importance of security as they move to the cloud.

“CSA builds WithSecure’s position in the frontlines of cloud security and strengthens our future capabilities to help clients and partners secure cloud environments,” said Bejerasco.

“Furthermore, working with the CSA allows us to join forces with other security-minded providers of cloud services and collectively raise the bar for security on software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, and platform-as-a-service offerings. It also offers the opportunity for joint research which amplifies our reach to educate users on the advantages and challenges in the cloud that they need to be aware of.”

“We’re pleased to welcome WithSecure to the Cloud Security Alliance,” said Cloud Security Alliance co-founder and CEO Jim Reavis (right in pic). “WithSecure’s extensive work supporting organizations as they move to the cloud gives them valuable experience to share with stakeholders as they tackle different cloud security challenges. We look forward to collaborating on how we can ensure the cloud is a safe, productive environment for people and organizations.”

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