Digi Business, Cisco team up to bridge cybersecurity awareness gap

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November 12, 2021

Free webinar to assist local entrepreneurs protect their businesses online

Subang Jaya, 12 November 2021 – Digi Business partners Cisco Malaysia to bring a two-episode webinar series to promote awareness on cybersecurity to local small medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are invited to participate in this free webinar, “MyDigitalSME x Cisco Umbrella”, which will be hosted on Digi Business Facebook page starting from 18 November 2021.  

While the past year has seen a major shift in businesses going online to sustain through the pandemic, the number of cyberattacks have also intensified with cybersecurity related cases increased by 82.5% during the MCO in 2020 1 alone.  The two episodes of this webinar are specifically designed to address this issue by educating the SMEs on the types of cyberattacks and its potential risks, and how SMEs can protect themselves from business disruptions and protect their brands and reputation. Each episode will be hosted by cybersecurity experts from Cisco and Digi Business who will share tips, advice, and their experience on how SMEs can shield their businesses against online threats.    

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18 November 2021, 1 - 2pm

Learn The 1-2-3s of Cyber Security

2 December 2021, 2 - 3pm

Common Cyber Security Questions – Answered

Digi’s Chief Business Officer, Eugene Teh said, “SMEs are the backbone of our economy, and while it is encouraging to see more SMEs taking the digital leap and transforming their business, it is crucial that we continue to build a business community that are cyber resilient. As their trusted digital partner, we hope that by sharing relevant knowledge and best practices, we can help them elevate and at the same time, ready to safeguard their businesses.”

 

Raz Mohamad, Director, Commercial and Small Business, Southeast Asia, Cisco recognises that “SMEs in Malaysia have digitalised rapidly over the last 18 months, driven by the need to leverage technology to survive and thrive in this challenging environment. Many SMEs who have decided to digitalise their operations may not have the technical knowhow or capacity of a specialised IT department to help them navigate potential cyber-threats or understand the consequences of cyberattacks. This is a great opportunity to raise the level of cybersecurity awareness and help SMEs lay the right foundation for their security posture and build their business on a strong foundation of trust.”  

Digi Business is also working with Cisco to bring Cisco Umbrella, a cybersecurity solution for Digi Business customers to provide DNS-level protection for their devices, network, software and data – all at a minimal fee.