PhilSec 2022 Set to Discuss Strategies to Strengthen Philippines’ Cybersecurity

MANILA, May 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – With 74 million active internet users, the Philippines has been constantly battling a rich state of cybercrime. So much so that the National Bureau of Investigation's Cybercrime Division recorded a 200 percent increase in the phishing campaigns since the country went into lockdown in March 2020.



Taking heed from the situation, Tradepass has taken the initiative to host the 2nd edition PhilSec on 12-13 July 2022 in Manila. In a pursuit to bolster the country's cyber landscape, the mega scale cybersecurity summit now has Allan S Cabanlong, the author of National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and Joey Fontiveros, the Deputy Commander/Commanding Officer-Army Signal Regiment as its Advisory Board Members.

In a statement issued, following the association announcement for the Advisory board, Allan S Cabanlong expressed, "PhilSec 2022 is one of a kind event that brings together cybersecurity experts around the globe to discuss pressing issues of cyber threats and cyber risks. I spoke and gave my insights in PhilSec 2021 which was held online and looking forward to a more collaborative engagement through a face-to-face conference this July in the Philippines! Kudos to the organizers."

"PhilSec 2022 will be an exciting one as this will be a big convention of knowledge exchange across industry practitioners who demonstrated excellence and commitment in their respective domains. This is also the time to hear about actual experiences that will enable the participants to apply in its work environment as a guide to better manage the challenges that come along," said Mel Migrino, Vice President and Group CISO, Meralco.

Leading organizations like Delinea, Okta, Recorded Future, CrowdStrike, CyberArk, Rubrik, BlueVoyant, Claroty, Synology and Tenable will lead the summit and showcase their thought leadership and cutting-edge solutions to 600+ cybersecurity experts including the Heads of Information Security, Risk, Compliance, Forensics and Cyber Law from the leading public and private enterprises across the Philippines.

The summit will power two knowledge-packed days filled with insightful presentations on the most pressing industry topics, deep dive panel discussions with the leading thought leaders, live showcase of the best cybersecurity solutions and abundant networking opportunities.

Some of the confirmed speakers for the summit include Allan S Cabanlong, Advisor & Former Assistant Secretary – Cybersecurity & Enabling Technologies, DICT; Lcol Francel Margareth Taborlupa, Battalion Commander – Philippine Army, Armed Forces of the Philippines; Mel Migrino, Vice President and Group CISO, Meralco; Angel Redoble, First Vice President, CISO, PLDT Group, ePLDT Group and Smart; Noel Cuestas, Chief – Audio, Video Forensic Section – Digital Forensic Unit, Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group; Marlon Sorongon, CISO, Maybank – Philippines and New York and many others.

Carrine Teoh, Chief Strategy Officer, Bond Holdings, is of the opinion, "Cybersecurity is a field where knowledge sharing and collaboration are key, while keeping abreast with technology. PhilSec2022 is a good platform to engagement for such purposes."

Some of the crucial topics from the summit include: 'Cyber Defense for Philippines' Critical Infrastructure', 'Breaking the Cyber Kill Chain', 'Addressing The Importance of DevSecOps', "Dark Web and Cryptocurrencies", "Digital Forensics", "Securing Application Layers With Effective WAF Gateway Technology" and many more.

Organizer and CEO of Tradepass, Sudhir Jena expressed, "PhilSec 2022 will bring together all the best names from Philippines" cybersecurity under one roof, thereby posing a networking opportunity like no other. Also, considering the heightened state of cybercrime in the country, the event platform will play a crucial role in encouraging collaboration between the public and private sectors."

For more information about the event, log on to: https://philsecsummit.com/

About Tradepass

Providing access to the global emerging markets, Tradepass brings together people, products and solutions to power events for unparalleled business and networking opportunities. Being the most accredited event company, it helps organizations: enter new markets, grow sales pipeline, close prospects, raise capital and identify the right solution-providers.

As a deal facilitator, Tradepass is always determined about exposing the most agile liquid growth markets, to enable all-round scalability and growth.

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Proofpoint Showcases Unique People-Centric Cybersecurity Innovation Across All Product Lines at Protect 2022 Conference

SINGAPORE, May 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, announced today at its annual Protect 2022 conference a host of people-centric innovations across its entire product line, meeting customer demand for solutions that address the security and compliance needs of today's increasingly cloud-reliant, distributed workforce. These enhancements empower companies worldwide to stay ahead of a continually evolving threat landscape and better protect their most important asset – their people – from attacks and compliance risks related to email, cloud, data and collaboration tools.

"We are focused on developing security innovations that protect people – wherever they may work – and defend their data from today's most harmful risks. To stay ahead of the threat actors, we invest hundreds of millions annually into our products and rely on the most advanced AI/ML technologies to defend our customers," said Ashan Willy, Proofpoint's Chief Executive Officer. "Our unmatched AI-powered data intelligence and ongoing commitment to innovation are why 75% of the Fortune 100 trust Proofpoint as their cybersecurity partner."

Every day, Proofpoint analyzes an incredible data set of more than 2.6 billion email messages, 49 billion URLs, 1.9 billion attachments, 28.2 million cloud accounts and over 500 million events associated with potential data loss. This gives us and our customers unmatched visibility into the threat landscape.

"Driven by the accelerated adoption of work-from-anywhere practices, our Information Protection and Cloud Security Platform is now deployed to over 25 million users worldwide," continued Willy. "Over the past 12 months, we have become the most utilized insider threat solution in the market, and our DLP solution is trusted by some of the world's biggest brands. This speaks to our ability to solve the most complex information protection challenges faced by organizations today."

Proofpoint reinvests twenty percent of its annual revenue into R&D, one of the highest percentages in the industry. The following people-centric enhancements benefit from that research and address critical areas for organizations, including cloud application security, information protection across cloud, web, endpoint and email, insider threat, deep threat intelligence, compliance, email authentication, and employee security awareness.

Proofpoint Threat Protection Platform leverages over 26 different layers of detection to uncover sophisticated email fraud attacks, including BEC, account compromise, and ransomware. With Proofpoint's leadership in innovation, we migrated over 2.7 million enterprise seats to Proofpoint over the last year, and now protect over 200,000 small businesses with Proofpoint Essentials.

– Advanced Business Email Compromise Behavioral Analysis Defense Protection, Powered by New Supernova Behavioral Engine:Launched a year ago, Proofpoint's Supernova detection platform has delivered a 2x improvement in BEC detection with higher fidelity and lower false positives, stopping over 5 million BEC attack attempts per month. Starting in Q3, a new engine in Supernova will provide advanced behavioral analysis that identifies anomalous communication patterns for an organization's employees, improving detection efficacy for BEC, supplier risk, third-party account compromise, phishing, and ransomware threats. The new engine will be provided as a free detection stack upgrade to enterprises using Proofpoint email security.

– Secure Email Relay: Available now, Proofpoint Secure Email Relay provides centralized security control and visibility into application email, including 3rd party senders, as well as protects against data leaks and secures sensitive data by applying payload encryption and DLP to application email.

– Managed Email Security: Offers customers best-in-class services to complement their email security investment and drive a more sophisticated program that reduces operational overhead while improving risk posture and visibility.

– Cloud Threat Response Auto-Pull: Available since February 2022, the SaaS version of TRAP provides mail-centric Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (mSOAR), simplifying deployment and management of the automated removal of malicious and unwanted messages and compromised account remediation. Within 3 months of availability, over 600 enterprises have adopted Cloud Threat Response Auto-Pull.

Proofpoint Security Awareness Platform has over 35 million users and attracted over 2,500 new enterprise customers in the past year, with over 100 million annual simulated phishing tests sent.

– Micro-learning and Adaptive Learning Framework: Available now, our new framework provides flexibility to maximize allocated training time and improves user engagement with a more personalized learning experience that allows users to build on prior knowledge over time. The framework is built across 10 common security domains with progressive levels – delivering concise content that is not longer than 3 minutes and available in 41 languages.

– Email Warning Tags (EWT): This feature provides "in-the-moment" contextual nudges to alert users about uncertain email through embedded HMTL notifications on all devices; empowers users to report suspicious messages directly from the email warning tags, even from mobile devices.

– Cultural Assessment: Available in Q3 2022, this assessment enables CISOs and security leaders to benchmark their organization's security culture by evaluating their employees' attitudes to cybersecurity in the workplace. Insights from the cultural assessment can be used to optimize their organization's program and drive behavior change.

Proofpoint Information and Cloud Security Platform brings together unique context across content, behavior and threats for people-centric insights into and prevention of data loss and insider threats. Our solutions are trusted by customers as diverse as a top five automotive manufacturer, a global pharmaceutical company with 100,000 seats and a Fortune 500 fintech services firm with 62,000 seats; several of which were migrations from legacy DLP vendors.

– Intelligent Classification & Protection: Available now, our AI-powered classification offers increased visibility to sensitive data in cloud and on-premises repositories to accelerate DLP deployment. Includes custom-tailored dictionaries, automated policy recommendations and file labeling via the integration with Microsoft Information Protection.

– Data Privacy and Masking: Address data privacy and compliance needs by masking PII data in forensics information and controlling access to functionality and data in the console with role-based or other attribute-based policies, enabling safe and seamless collaboration between teams and business units.

– Cloud Risk Explorer (Beta): Available this quarter, our Cloud Risk Explorer simplifies cloud governance and compliance efforts with more dynamic prioritization and comprehensive discovery of cloud and web apps. This includes dynamic intelligence around sensitive data, user privileges and user behavior patterns in each cloud app on top of known vulnerabilities. In addition, Proofpoint CASB customers can discover shadow IT apps more easily than before by surfacing visibility into URLs accessed via their existing Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection and Browser Isolation products without the need for traditional firewall and web gateway log analysis.

– Data Security Reports: Available this quarter, these provide an executive overview of data security and risk, including the effectiveness of DLP policies, coverage across channels and historical trends. They also offer insights into data loss risk posed by users engaged in undesirable behaviors when handling sensitive data across various channels.

Proofpoint Intelligent Compliance Platform provides ML and AI innovation to quickly solve the most sophisticated regulatory compliance and corporate legal challenges, with over 45 petabytes of data under management – a 39% year-over-year growth.

– Flag Deduplication: Available this quarter, flag deduplication allows customers to significantly reduce the amount of content for review by avoiding original content that has already been flagged, such as replies and forwards. Using Proofpoint's ML engine, this has driven an 84% reduction in false positives during data supervisory, reporting, and review.

– Video Analysis: Available now, this feature leverages modern compliance architecture and machine learning to help customers analyze video imagery and transcribe audio to identify compliance violations.

– Proofpoint Capture for Text: Available in Q3 2022, Proofpoint will add Capture and Patrol for text messaging. Content exchanged in the texts are directly integrated to Proofpoint's machine learning engine to be scanned and evaluated against hundreds of regulatory and corporate compliance policies.

For more on Proofpoint's Information Protection solutions, please visit:
https://www.proofpoint.com/us/products/information-protection

To learn more about Proofpoint's Protect 2022 customer conference, please visit:
https://www.proofpoint.com/us/events/protect.

About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organizations' greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

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Proofpoint is a registered trademark or tradename of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Deputy Directors from Kenyan Ministry of ICT and ICT Authority along with INTERPOL’s Director of Cybercrime to speak at CyFrica 2022

Africa, May 17, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – As the pursuit for a robust African cybersecurity landscape gathers momentum, Tradepass has taken the initiative to host the 4th edition CyFrica at The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya on 28-29 June 2022.



To ensure the summit has the right guidance and attracts the right set of faculties, CyFrica 2022 now has Deputy Directors from the Ministry of ICT – Kenya and ICT Authority – Kenya, Timothy Were and Philip Irode respectively as part of its Advisory Board.

The summit aims to attract 1500+ pre-qualified cybersecurity experts (in-person & virtual) including the Heads of Information Security, Risk, Compliance, Forensics and Cyber Law from the leading public and private enterprises across Africa.

In an interview preceding the summit, Timothy Were (Deputy Director, Ministry of ICT – Kenya) stated his thoughts when asked about the reason behind majority of the African companies still not taking a major step to improve their cyber-defense, he expressed, "Ignorance, fear of exposure that could decrease customer and regulator confidence in the firms and not being alive to the fact that the ground is changing could be some of the reasons why firms are not improving their defense."

He also added, "I would like to welcome each and every one of you to the CyFrica 4th edition, Karibu Kenya."

Top renowned organizations like KnowBe4, Uniken, Gigamon, Plena Solutions Ltd., Wallix, Kaspersky, Acronis, IronTree and ManageEngine will be the face of the event as they will have their own exclusive exhibition booths to showcase their cutting-edge security solutions.

Fiona Konchellah (VP of Sales – Africa, Uniken) expressed her excitement for the summit, she said, "I'm thrilled to be a part of CyFrica 2022, alongside some of the top cybersecurity experts. I'm looking forward to discussions on Africa's rapidly growing cybersecurity market, as well as sharing and learning best practices to ensure a safer Africa."

She further added, "Now more than ever, it is crucial that we work together to identify and tackle cybersecurity threats in order to bring Africa's digitization initiatives and aspirations to fruition."

While talking about the state of Africa's cybersecurity, Anna Collard (SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4) mentioned, "According to KnowBe4's African Cybersecurity Awareness survey released in early 2022, 54% of respondents did not know what a ransomware attack is and 34% have lost money because they fell victim to a scam. To ensure Africa's people benefit from the increasing digitisation public and private sectors need to do more to raise consumer awareness around cybersecurity and threats and build a security culture within their own organisations."

The summit will power two knowledge-packed days filled with insightful presentations on the most pressing industry topics, deep dive panel discussions with the leading thought leaders, live showcase of the best cybersecurity solutions and abundant networking opportunities.

The confirmed speakers for the summit include Timothy Were – Deputy Director, Ministry of ICT Kenya; Philip Irode – Deputy Director, ICT Authority, Kenya; Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola – Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group (AUCSEG) Nigeria; Neil Walsh – Ambassador & Regional Representative to Eastern Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Kenya; Cyrus Kamau – CIO, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Kenya; Bonface Asiligwa – CISO, KENTRADE Kenya; CRAIG JONES, Director of Cybercrime, INTERPOL; Laura Temesi – Head Cyber Partnerships and Communication, Standard Chartered Kenya; Ishaaq Jacobs – CISO, Sasol South Africa; Kabuthia Riunge – CISO, KCB Group PLC Kenya; Thelma Kganakga – CISO, Equity Bank Kenya; Amenyo Lotsu – CISO, ARB Apex Bank Ghana; Zechariah Akinpelu – CISO, Unity Bank Nigeria; Tim Theuri – Executive Head of Cybersecurity, M-Pesa Africa, Kenya; Cynthia K – Information Security Lead, GE Kenya; Stephen Obare – CIO, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Kenya; George Ochola – Head Information Technology Security, National Bank of Kenya; Bernard Ambaka – CSO, Kenya Power; and Simion Rutto – Group Head of Forensics and Security Services, Britam Kenya.

Vijay Babber (Senior Channel Manager MEA, Gigamon) expressed his excitement for the summit, and whilst talking about the state of Africa's cybersecurity in a hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure he said, "Gigamon is excited to be participating in person in this year's Cyfrica event. We are seeing more and more companies' cloud migration strategies accelerating, with hybrid cloud becoming the de-facto standard. The need to protect and secure hybrid cloud networks from cyber-attacks has become mission critical. When deploying applications into the public cloud, the security model becomes more nuanced, bringing on-board many challenges. With Gigamons Deep Observability Pipeline we overcome many if not all these challenges by providing access to all the data that we broker to the security tools, any source any destination. Our team will be happy to discuss the challenges and how Gigamon can help. We look forward to meeting you during the event."

Organizer and CEO of Tradepass, Sudhir Jena expressed, "We feel extremely privileged to have Timothy Were and Philip Irode, the Deputy Directors from Kenyan Ministry of ICT and ICT Authority, as the Advisory Board Members for CyFrica 2022. Their involvement will not only aid us in expanding the participation for the summit but will also help in catering to many different sectors from the continent and foster the right collaborations for a better cyber landscape."

For more information about the event, log on to:
https://cyfricasummit.com/

About Tradepass

Providing access to the global emerging markets, Tradepass brings together people, products and solutions to power events for unparalleled business and networking opportunities. Being the most accredited event company, it helps organizations: enter new markets, grow sales pipeline, close prospects, raise capital and identify the right solution-providers.

As a deal facilitator, Tradepass is always determined about exposing the most agile liquid growth markets, to enable all-round scalability and growth.

Media contact:
Shrinkhal Sharad
PR & Communication Executive
shrinkhals@tradepassglobal.com
+ (91) 80 6166 4401
Tradepass

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PallyCon adds a powerful Anti-piracy solution to trace illegal content leak sources on OTT platforms

MUMBAI, INDIA, Sep 7, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – PallyCon, a global leader in Multi DRM and content protection service provider, announced the launch of a powerful Anti-piracy solution for the OTT platforms. The solution tracks and mines illegal content leakage and sends a red alert to the source of the illicit content generator.




The Anti-piracy solution supported by forensic watermarking integration globally monitors content leakage. It issues a DMCA Takedown Notice to the pirated website before eliminating unlawful content from the site.

PallyCon's forensic watermarking integrated system intelligently crawls and detects hundreds of illicit pirated links over the internet. It takes down the same while providing customers with the choice to detect the source of piracy.

Features of powerful Anti-piracy solution –

– 24×7 Fully Automated service for monitoring
– Global Coverage (for crawling, Detection & Takedown)
– Automated and manual takedown service
– Pre-integrated with PallyCon Forensic Watermarking
– Unique identification of piracy source
– Suitable for VOD content

Expressing his views on the launch, Mr James Ahn, Founder & CEO of INKA ENTWORKS, said that producing premium content requires effort, time, and money. Illegal content copy leads to massive losses to producers and diminishes the charm of new movie releases or any creative content produced.

PallyCon can now safeguard and enable content production houses and content studios to fearlessly produce and distribute content safely by adding an anti-piracy solution to the digital arsenal.

The Anti-piracy solution is a premium addition to the suite of PallyCon content protection, warehousing and forensic watermarking technologies designed to secure and guard apps and developers against various breaches and content piracy.

Details – https://pallycon.com/anti-piracy/

About PallyCon

PallyCon is a premium content protection service by INKA ENTWORKS trusted by 200+ customers globally. With a 360-degree, cloud-based end-to-end content security for OTT platforms, such as Multi DRM, Forensic Watermarking, Visible Watermarking, Distributor Watermarking, Anti-Piracy services, App Security with Quick and Simple integration, Inka Entworks is a ONE-IN-ALL solution for OTT owners.

For more information, please contact:
Parag Manikpure
+213-550-5473
obiz@inka.co.kr

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NEC Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Accuracy Testing

TOKYO, Aug 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that its face recognition technology ranked first in the world in the most recent face recognition technology benchmarking test (FRVT Ongoing, 1) conducted by the globally authoritative U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In particular, in the large-scale "1:N Identification", which is largely used for FinTech and requires higher precision for applications that include cashless payments, public transportation and digital ID, the system was evaluated with an accuracy rate of 99.78% for still images among 12 million people (2).


Expanding use of high-precision face recognition technology


In NIST benchmark testing, NEC also ranked first following the face recognition benchmark in 2018 (FRVT2018, 3).

NEC was one of the first companies in the world to develop and commercialize a face recognition engine that achieves high accuracy even when masks are worn in response to the spread of COVID-19. In this way, NEC works to further improve the performance of its core face recognition algorithm in order to quickly respond to emerging social needs. In addition, based on the NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles (4), NEC will continue to give top priority to privacy considerations and respect for human rights when using data such as AI and biometric information.

Going forward, NEC will capitalize on its portfolio of biometric identification solutions, 'Bio-IDiom' (5), which includes face recognition technologies, and 'NEC the WISE' (6), a leading-edge group of AI technologies, including video analytics, in order to expand their use among applications that require a high degree of reliability, including cashless payment solutions for FinTech, public transportation, and digital ID for large-scale facilities and functions, such as airports and sports events.

Expanding use of high-precision face recognition technology

(1) Face Recognition Vendor Test Ongoing, supported by and in collaboration with the US Department of Homeland Security and others, assessed the accuracy of authentication for tens of millions of people using face recognition technologies from top vendors from throughout the world. "Results shown from NIST do not constitute an endorsement of any particular system, product, service, or company by NIST."
new windowhttps://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/face-recognition-vendor-test-frvt-ongoing
(2) As of August 5, 2021. The rate at which biometric subjects are correctly identified at 0.3% of False Positive Identification Rate (FPIR) against the law enforcement images (Mugshot) of 12 million registered persons. In addition, the company has been ranked No. 1 in terms of accuracy in testing (database Border 10+YRS for border control) where images that have been taken more than 10 years ago and the current image are matched. Source: Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Part 2: Identification (NISTIR 8271 DRAFT SUPPLEMENT, 08/05/2021.
(3) NEC Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Accuracy Testing
https://www.nec.com/en/press/201910/global_20191003_01.html
(4) NEC Unveils "NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles"
https://www.nec.com/en/press/201904/global_20190402_01.html
(5) Bio-IDiom
https://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/biometrics/index.html
(6) NEC the WISE
https://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/ai/

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of "Orchestrating a brighter world." NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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Singapore’s Kris Infotech acquires majority stake in AGS Tek Partners, plans major US expansion

SINGAPORE, Jul 26, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Leading Singapore-headquartered IT consulting and advisory services company Kris Infotech has acquired a 60% stake in the Colorado-based IT consultancy and staffing company AGS Tek Partners. The acquisition follows Kris Infotech's strategic roadmap for growth, tapping into the enormous opportunities and immense potential of the dynamic US market.

To drive its ambitious expansion plans in the US and across North America, Kris Infotech is deputing IT industry veteran, Mr. Barani Kumaresan, from Singapore. As Senior Vice President, Mr. Kumaresan will be responsible for making all operational decisions for AGS Tek Partners, executing the company's strategy and scaling up operations of AGS Tek Partners.

"We are thrilled to add AGS Tek Partners into our fold. Their expertise and experience in delivering IT resourcing and training services in the US over many years is immensely valuable and will serve as a launchpad for our own growth plans. Together, we look forward to delivering our suite of IT services to a lot more companies across the US and North America and enabling them to get maximum value from their investments in Information Technology and digitalization/digital transformation," said Ms. Reem D'Souza, Head of Business Strategy and Investor Relations at Kris Infotech. "I am confident that Kumaresan's extensive experience in the IT services sector and his presence in the US to run our operation are critical to fast track our plans for this important market."

Kris Infotech was seed funded in 2006 by Mr. Rajeev Srivastava, the Founder & Executive Chairman of Basil Technology Partners, which closed a US$171 million institutional fund in 2018. Mr. Srivastava has over 30 years of successful investing and operations experience in the technology services sector across Asia, the US and Europe, having invested in 14 niche global technology companies.

Commenting on being acquired by Kris Infotech, Mr. Dave Malhotra, Founder & CEO of AGS Tek Partners, said, "We are excited by the next stage of our corporate journey as a part of Kris Infotech. Not only does this acquisition add several complementary competencies, but there is also a great synergy in our visions for how we can add value to our customers. With the backing and support of Kris Infotech, we are even better equipped to delight more customers in multiple domains. We look forward to being the one-stop, end-to-end IT solutions provider for our clients." Mr. Malhotra is an experienced investor with a successful track record in the information technology and services industry. His expertise spans the realms of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Business Intelligence, Integration, Enterprise Software, and Enterprise Architecture.

About Kris Infotech

Kris Infotech (http://kris.sg/) is a Singapore-headquartered IT solutions company, providing a wide range of IT services from technology consulting and advisory in emerging tech to IT talent solutions. Established in 2006 by Rajeev Srivastava, the co-founder of APAR Infotech, the company currently employs over 150 professionals with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, and the US, while also supporting customers in Vietnam, Philippines, and Australia. New offices in Vietnam and Indonesia are scheduled to commence operations in Q4, 2021. Kris Infotech expertise includes Cyber Security, Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI), DevOps & AIOps, SCM (SAP-APO/IBP, Anaplan, Kinaxis), Blockchain and RPA. The company also offers professional services in IT Contracting, Executive Search/ Permanent Placements and RPO.

About AGS Tek Partners

Colorado-based AGS Tek Partners (http://www.agstek.com/) is a provider of state-of-the-art IT services and solutions that address the modern-day business challenges of most organizations. The company has been delivering on-demand technology consulting, technology resourcing (both on-demand on-site staffing as well as permanent placements) and software training services for more than five years.

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AGS Tek Partners
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VFS Global, Unifier and Accredify announce strategic partnership in digital health credentials for a seamless and safe cross-border travel experience

SINGAPORE, Jul 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – VFS Global, Affinidi's Unifier and Accredify have announced a strategic partnership to provide an end-to-end digital solution for COVID-19 (RT-PCR) testing for Singapore bound travellers from Indonesia. With the gradual easing of restrictions by countries while ensuring the safeguarding of public health and traveller safety, a smart and reliable COVID-19 testing and verification solution is now a prerequisite for restarting international travel. The partnership will provide a convenient solution for all travellers who are required to undergo pre-departure testing – a mandatory requirement for travellers entering Singapore from countries classified as high risk.

VFS Global, Accredify and Affinidi's Unifier are leveraging their strengths and capabilities in the healthcare, travel and technology space to provide a secure and reliable solution to stakeholders within the travel ecosystem. This starts from enabling travellers to seamlessly book their mandatory pre-departure COVID-19 swab test and keep a copy of the swab's results online via VFS Global's network of accredited laboratories. With Accredify's tamper-proof HealthCert solution, the traveller's test results can be used for verification purposes by relevant authorities. Unifier then enables airlines and immigration authorities to digitally verify the authenticity of the COVID-19 test results using a simple QR code scan and matching the health credentials against entry requirements of the destination country.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr Jiten Vyas, Regional Group COO, VFS Global, "A convenient and reliable pre-departure COVID-19 testing solution will be a catalyst in the recovery process of international travel as the restrictions continue to be stringent compared to domestic travel. We are pleased to partner with Affindi and Accredify to provide a seamless booking system to get a reliable COVID swab result that is accepted by airlines and immigration authorities to verify an individual's COVID health status. We now offer ease of access to a much-needed and verified solution and also support a safe restart of international travel in the coming months."

Ms. Gina Chiang, Affinidi's VP & General Manager, Safe Travel Initiatives said, "As borders re-open, we have seen an explosion of different technologies, standards and formats for the verification of health credentials. Our aim with Affinidi's Unifier is to provide an interoperable solution that enables immigration authorities and airlines to verify COVID-related health credentials in an efficient, accurate and privacy-preserving manner, while also enhancing traveller experience. We are committed to working with global stakeholders to build a trusted global ecosystem for international travel, and we are pleased to be collaborating with VFS Global and Accredify on this important initiative."

Mr. Quah Zheng Wei, CEO & Co-founder, Accredify, noted, "Following IATA's announcement that personal travel could return in the second half of 2021, there is a need for services which provide travellers with a seamless process of pre-travel preparation and authorities with an efficient solution to facilitate the regulated health screening of travellers. We're delighted to partner with VFS Global to realise this solution for both travellers and authorities, beginning with the Southeast Asian and East Asian region."

With the use of Unifier and HealthCerts tamper-proof swab result, the duration it takes for airline staff and immigration authorities to verify a passenger's COVID-19 test result is greatly reduced while awarding assurance to authorities within seconds. This enables a more efficient and convenient travel experience for both travellers and border authorities. Unifier, a web-based application by Affinidi, enables airlines and immigration authorities to authenticate digitally verifiable test results using a QR code scan. HealthCerts was co-developed by Accredify to resolve the issue of fraudulent COVID-19 test results as well as black markets selling COVID-negative test results and to provide an internationally recognisable standard to verify a traveller's COVID health status. As governments, airlines and local authorities require support with implementing COVID-19 testing, VFS Global offers seamless service for travellers through its network of strategic medical partners and authorised laboratories, accredited by Governments, across 270 cities in 45 countries by leveraging the Validated Digital Health Credential solution that was introduced last year.

About VFS Global

VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 3498 Application Centres, operations in 144 countries across five continents and over 229 million applications processed (since inception in 2001) as on 31 May 2021, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 63 client governments. The company manages non-judgmental and administrative tasks related to applications for visa, passport and consular services for its client governments, enabling them to focus entirely on the critical task of assessment.

VFS Global is majority owned by the global investment organisation EQT. The Swiss-based Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation holds a minority stake in VFS Global. EQT is a global investment organisation with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and with a 27-year track-record of consistent investment performance across multiple geographies, sectors, and strategies. EQT AB Group is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange.

About Affinidi

Affinidi is a core technology company that enables creating, sharing and verification of digital credentials that are portable and verifiable. Affinidi's solutions empower trusted institutions to issue verifiable credentials to users, who can provide consent to share their credentials with other institutions, applications or service providers, for verification. By sharing these verifiable data credentials, users can access valuable products and services across platforms and geographies in a trusted, open and interoperable manner.

Headquartered in Singapore with a hub in Berlin, Germany, Affinidi works with stakeholders and partners globally to realize the shared goal of driving transformational change and new business models.

As part of its Safe Travel initiative, Affinidi's Unifier offers a universal, privacy-preserving solution to simply and securely verify digital health credentials to address the increasingly complex environment for international travel. Affinidi is also building an ecosystem that provides services to consumers across India using verifiable data, powered by Affinidi's verifiable credential system. In addition, Affinidi's Global Developer Ecosystem enables developers to utilize verifiable credentials to create innovative solutions and new use cases that will foster digital trust globally.

About Accredify

Founded in 2019, Accredify is pioneering the adoption of verifiable data by providing organisations with an end-to-end solution to create and issue verifiable documents. With a presence in more than eight markets serving 800 clients globally, documents issued by Accredify have been verified close to 6 million times. With a dedicated team that embraces the highest standards of customer service, security, and privacy, Accredify's objective is to be the trusted solution for managing and verifying documents anywhere and anytime.

For more information, follow Accredify on LinkedIn @Accredify

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Experts to navigate Qatar’s National Cyber Security Strategy at Trescon’s World Cyber Security Summit

QATAR, UAE, Jul 5, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The 11th Global Edition of Trescon's World Cyber Security Summit will virtually gather over 200 online participants and discuss the future adoption of cyber security solutions, that will help boost Qatar's tech infrastructure into the new normal.



The internet has connected us to individuals all over the world in ways that were impossible a decade ago; eliminating communication barriers and encouraging collaboration in many aspects of our personal and professional lives. Cyberspace has evolved into a vibrant and vital component of our society, fuelling economic growth and creativity while improving our lives in numerous ways — and it will continue to expand and provide us with even more opportunities in the future.

Qatar is stepping up its cyber security efforts while also collaborating with counterparts around the world to ensure open and secure cyberspace. The country has few things to be considered on priority:
– Safeguarding the nation's critical information infrastructure
– Responding to and recovering from cyber attacks
– Establishing a legal framework and regulations to create safe and secure cyberspace
– Fostering a cyber security culture that promotes safe and appropriate use of cyberspace
– Enhancing national cyber security capabilities

In 2013, the Qatari Prime Minister established the National Cyber Security Committee to address the cyber agenda at the national level and to ensure that all public and private entities are adopting the appropriate cyber agenda.

While the government lead the efforts to protect government systems and networks, cyber security must be a shared responsibility of the government, companies, institutions, and individuals to succeed, and stakeholder cooperation is critical.

"As new and complex global cyber security challenges emerge, Qatar is well-positioned to be proactive in strengthening the country's cyber preparation and resilience, as well as protecting cyberspace for future generations. They will continue to harness the potential of information and communications technology to guarantee a successful future for all of their people, as envisioned in the Qatar National Vision 2030," stated Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon.

Taking place on 7 July 2021, the 11th Global Edition of #TresconCyberSec will virtually gather thought leaders in cyber space, top CISO's from the Qatar region and will discuss topics such as Cyber Security and Data Protection for Banking and Financial Institutions; Cloud security & Data protection; Boom of Emerging technologies: new threats & new security techniques; Cyber Security & Digital Transformation and much more.

The summit will feature a ground-breaking collaboration of experts such as:
– Mounir Kamal, Cyber security Advisor, Incident Handling & Digital Forensic Manager, Q-CERT
– Alex Chung – Senior Manager – Cyber security, Milaha
– Hafiz Farooq – Cyber Security Data Architect, Saudi Aramco
– Imran Chowdhury – Global Head of Data Protection & Governance, Al Jazeera Media Network
– Divjot Arora, Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint
– Ozgur Danisman – Director of Sales Engineering, Emerging Markets, Forcepoint
– Max Heinemyer, Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace
– Jamie Collier, Cyber Threat Intelligence Consultant, FireEye
– Sinan Cecen, Vice President, InterProbe to name a few

The summit will be hosted on the virtual events platform Vmeets to help participants network and conduct business in an interactive and immersive virtual environment. Participants can also engage with speakers in Q&A sessions and network with solution providers in virtual exhibition booths, private consultation rooms and private networking rooms.

The Qatar edition of the World Cyber Security Summit is hosted in Partnership with – 360 Nautica is, and officially Powered by Forcepoint; sponsored by Headline Sponsors – Mannai Corporation and VMware, Inc.; Official AI Cybersecurity Partner – Darktrace; Gold Sponsors – Progress Software Corporation and emt Distribution FZ-LLC, FireEye and Mandiant; Silver Sponsor – Interprobe and ManageEngine.

About World Cyber Security Summit

World Cyber Security Summit is a thought-leadership driven, business-focused initiative that provides a platform for CISOs who are looking to explore new-age threats and the technologies/strategies that can help mitigate them.

The series is virtually hosting CISOs across industry sectors who will meet, network, learn and engage with some of the world's renowned technology thought-leaders, subject matter experts and technology innovators in a constructive, open-dialogue environment to find solutions for issues hindering their information/cyber security.

To register, visit – World Cyber Security Summit – Qatar: bit.ly/3jM0tq6

For further details, please contact:
Karthik A
Marketing Lead
marketing@tresconglobal.co

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PallyCon unveils Robust Distributor Watermarking to Fortify Premium Content in the Distribution Phase

LOS ANGELES, CA., Jun 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – PallyCon, a global leader in Multi DRM and content protection service provider, launches robust distributor watermarking to deter and combat premium content leaks in the distribution process.



Approved and audit passed, the solution protects the pre-release assets of original content owners, broadcasters, post-production houses and content aggregators by securing video content from proxy deliveries and leaks at every step during the post-production workflows.

Offering both visible and invisible watermarking options, it protects content creators, studios and content owners from potential leaks by applying distributor watermarking, enabling them to trace the point of leak back to the particular department or third party responsible for leaking the content.

Expressing his views on the launch, Mr James Ahn, Founder & CEO of INKA ENTWORKS said, "PallyCon's robust distribution watermarking is an evolution in the fight against pre-release leaks, ensuring a high degree of traceability which traditional content protection lacked. With the magnitude of the content generated, streamed and downloaded every day, the risk of proxy deliveries are prevalent. Our solution addresses the situation by inserting a secured layer of protection that pinpoints potential sources of breach and ensures the safety of premium video assets."

PallyCon's distributor watermarking for B2B streaming allocates a unique identification to each copy designated to different content aggregators and OTT platforms and matches it with the leaked video asset. The solution is resilient against various attacks like compression recording, collusion and re-encoding etc., showing a solid deterrent against leaking.

The solution supports mezzanine file formats (like ProRes and XDCAM) and interfaces easily with third-party workflow management.

The distributor watermarking service is a premium addition to the suite of PallyCon content protection, warehousing and forensic watermarking technologies designed to secure and guard apps and developers against various breaches and content piracy.

Details – https://pallycon.com/distributor-watermarking/

About PallyCon

PallyCon is a premium content protection service by INKA ENTWORKS trusted by 200+ customers globally, providing 360-degree, cloud-based end-to-end content security for OTT platforms, such as Multi DRM, Forensic Watermarking, Visible Watermarking, Distributor Watermarking, Anti-Piracy services, Anti-screen capture/Recorder, App Security with Quick and Simple integration. It is a ONE-IN-ALL solution for OTT owners.

For more information, please contact:
Parag Manikpure
+213-550-5473
obiz@inka.co.kr

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PallyCon unveils Robust Distributor Watermarking to Fortify Premium Content in the Distribution Phase

LOS ANGELES, CA., Jun 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – PallyCon, a global leader in Multi DRM and content protection service provider, launches robust distributor watermarking to deter and combat premium content leaks in the distribution process.





Approved and audit passed, the solution protects the pre-release assets of original content owners, broadcasters, post-production houses and content aggregators by securing video content from proxy deliveries and leaks at every step during the post-production workflows.

Offering both visible and invisible watermarking options, it protects content creators, studios and content owners from potential leaks by applying distributor watermarking, enabling them to trace the point of leak back to the particular department or third party responsible for leaking the content.

Expressing his views on the launch, Mr James Ahn, Founder & CEO of INKA ENTWORKS said, "PallyCon's robust distribution watermarking is an evolution in the fight against pre-release leaks, ensuring a high degree of traceability which traditional content protection lacked. With the magnitude of the content generated, streamed and downloaded every day, the risk of proxy deliveries are prevalent. Our solution addresses the situation by inserting a secured layer of protection that pinpoints potential sources of breach and ensures the safety of premium video assets."

PallyCon's distributor watermarking for B2B streaming allocates a unique identification to each copy designated to different content aggregators and OTT platforms and matches it with the leaked video asset. The solution is resilient against various attacks like compression recording, collusion and re-encoding etc., showing a solid deterrent against leaking.

The solution supports mezzanine file formats (like ProRes and XDCAM) and interfaces easily with third-party workflow management.

The distributor watermarking service is a premium addition to the suite of PallyCon content protection, warehousing and forensic watermarking technologies designed to secure and guard apps and developers against various breaches and content piracy.

Details – https://pallycon.com/distributor-watermarking/

About PallyCon

PallyCon is a premium content protection service by INKA ENTWORKS trusted by 200+ customers globally, providing 360-degree, cloud-based end-to-end content security for OTT platforms, such as Multi DRM, Forensic Watermarking, Visible Watermarking, Distributor Watermarking, Anti-Piracy services, Anti-screen capture/Recorder, App Security with Quick and Simple integration. It is a ONE-IN-ALL solution for OTT owners.

For more information, please contact:
Parag Manikpure
+213-550-5473
obiz@inka.co.kr

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