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Firmus’ 2022 cybersecurity conference to Reconnect, Relearn, Recharge

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Firmus kicked off their annual cybersecurity conference in Langkawi, after a two-year pandemic lockdown, which also sees Firmus rekindling it’s collaboration with PIKOM’s CIO Chapter (PCC) for the fifth time.

About half of the conference attendees, are also PCC members, a collection of cybersecurity and technology movers and shakers who  oversee and contribute to the “health” of their respective organisations’ technology and operations.

During his speech, PCC Chairman, Mydin’s Malik Murad Ali, took the opportunity to invite non-members to join the 13-year old chapter and get to know their IT and cybersecurity peers in the industry, as well as share experiences.

Indeed after the long lockdown and being away from each other for such a long time, the Firmus conference was a good time to not only learn about the latest developments in cybersecurity. It was timely for the industry to reconnect and pick up from where they left off in 2019.

 Firmus co-founder and CEO, Alan See said, “After a long time of working in siloes. facing our workstations, talking through online calls, it is time to connect everybody in one hall, and on this beautiful island.”

Firmus CEO and co-founder Alan See presents the objectives of the event – Reconnect, Relearn, and Recharge.

Firmus was founded by Alan and his business partner, Eric Yeow, in 2008. Over the years, the company collected over 200 clients as well as several awards, some of them notably by Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM), Malaysia’s premier cybersecurity agency.

Armed with MSC-status and over 80 professionals who are certified to do penetration testing (pen-test), Firmus’s pen-test offering is also compliant to Bank Negara’s requirement for pen-testing services to be CREST-accredited, since 2017.

Due to stringent adherence to regulator’s requirements, Firmus is also able to conduct RMIT (Risk Management in IT) assessments for the financial services industry.

Besides that, Firmus conducts security posture assessments, as well as provides cybersecurity services to data centres, and industries with operational technologies (OT) environments.

Cybersecurity vendors in the “hot seat” on stage, when Firmus’ Rodney asked, “How would you advise CISOs in light of the current threat landscape?”

The 14 year old company also consider it their mission to raise cybersecurity awareness among organisations’ employees all the way up to the board-level.

“We believe we are currently one of the largest cybersecurity companies in Malaysia. Our offerings are holistic and end-to-end in terms of cybersecurity solutioning and advisory,” Alan said.

The Firmus 2-nights 3-days cybersecurity conference for CIOs and cybersecurity leaders, is possible this year thanks to vendors like, Fortinet, Sentinel One, Mandiant, Nutanix, SecureKi, MasterSAM, BitSight, Picus, Forcepoint, MicroFocus, Attivo, and ZScaler.