Photo - (From left) Roshdi Haji Ahmad, Vice President, Corporate Planning & Strategy of CyberSecurity Malaysia; Jim Manico, VP of Security Architecture, WhiteHat Security; Drew Williams, President of Condition Zebra; and Wilson Wong, Managing Director of Condition Zebra.
US-headquartered security solutions firm Condition Zebra (CONZebra) has joined forces with national agency CyberSecurity Malaysia to launch a national infosecurity programme, which includes an objective to educate corporate leaders on managing reputation damage and customer trust as part of the security briefing.
CyberSecurity Malaysia, ConZebra and Whitehat Security are sponsoring a programme of symposiums throughout 2013, said the partners. During the first symposium on 'Online Business & Websites: Threats & Opportunities' held in Kuala Lumpur, Whitehat Security's application security architect Jim Manico said Web application security risks head the list of global exploits behind billions of dollars lost in targetted attacks by hackers.
"Organisations need to address the threats associated with Web application exploits," said Manico, who is also a global board member of the non-profit Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) consortium. "It's not a matter of whether or not they will be hacked; it's merely a matter of when. Web application security vulnerabilities are the easiest way for hackers to own you."
"Organisations worldwide face the growing threat that their security budgets are being chewed up by policy-mandated and compliance-driven directives," said CONZebra president, Drew Williams. "When the bottom line is, almost all of the most dangerous exploits that have cost companies billions worldwide come down to a handful of manageable problems most organisations already know about."
Both Manico and Williams agreed that "all the bad guys have to do is take advantage of common risks already present in the organisation to cause the greatest amount of damage to its assets."
Headquartered in the United States, Condition Zebra [CONZebra] provides risk management and critical infrastructure security solutions that are designed to reduce risk to manageable and resolvable levels, and focus on international and industry-specific compliance standards and frameworks. CONZebra's Asia Pacific headquarters is located at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
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