Delivering cybersecurity ratings to critical sectors in Malaysia

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New York-based cybersecurity ratings company SecurityScorecard partnered with Petaling Jaya, Malaysia-based ICT network and security company LinkAxia Networks as its regional distributor which will deliver its patented cybersecurity ratings solutions across Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei, LinkAxia announced on 15th November 2021.

SecurityScorecard’s rating platform enables companies to instantly rate, understand, and continuously and remotely monitor the security risk of any organisations worldwide, non-intrusively and from an outside-in perspective, to help organisations better understand the security and health of their networks, domain-name severs, know their vulnerabilities, risks and endpoint security so they can prioritise remediation of the most critical and common risks.

It’s solution continuously monitors millions of entities globally, and uses non-intrusive proprietary methods to assess their security posture across ten risk categories to instantly deliver an easy-to-understand “A” through “F” rating; including DNS health, IP reputation, web application security, network security, leaked information, hacker chatter, endpoint security, and patching cadence.

On a daily basis, these ratings are updated based on objective, publicly available data that, similar to credit ratings, provides an “outside-in” view of an entity’s security posture.

Its rating technology is used by over 25,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, and cyber insurance underwriting, with more than 11 million companies continuously rated.

SecurityScorecard selected LinkAxia for its in-depth expertise in cybersecurity and experience in the IT security sector, and proven track record of success in executing some of the largest and most complex IT security initiatives in the region.

LinkAxia’s customers include those in key sectors such as healthcare, telecommunications, ad-hoc infrastructure serving specific events, government, utilities and financial services.

With 20 years of extensive and successful ICT implementations within the region and more than 5,000 project delivered, LinkAxia is well equipped with the experience, skillsets and knowledge to deliver the cutting-edge solutions, services.

“By implementing security ratings into regular operations, organisations around the world are better able to understand where their vulnerabilities lie, how to address the threats, and align security resources to become more resilient,” said Matthew McKenna, President of International Sales, SecurityScorecard. “We are excited to grow our business across Asia, and look forward to working with partners like LinkAxia Networks to address the evolving cybersecurity needs for critical sectors in the region.”

“The partnership is timely and in line with Malaysia Cyber Security Strategies (MCSS) 2020-2024 launched by NACSA (National Cyber Security Agency) to improve the country’s cybersecurity management over the five years,” said Baharudin Mamat, Director of LinkAxia Networks Malaysia. “Our collaboration with SecurityScorecard will help to boost the level of governance and cybersecurity management for Malaysian organisations, especially those in the critical sectors.”

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