Kaspersky joins IoT association to boost cyber resilience in SEA

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity solutions company, has become a member of the Malaysian Internet-of-Things Association (MyIoTA) to enhance cyber resilience among IoT (Internet of Things) companies in Southeast Asia (SEA). 

MyIoTA is a national organization founded by private sector individuals and companies involved in the IoT industry in Malaysia and SEA.

MyIoTA collaborates closely with the Malaysian Digital and Economy Corporation (MDEC), which aims to drive the digital economy in Malaysia and become the digital hub of SEA. The country is projected to lead the region’s digital economy growth, expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030 through sectors like e-commerce, food delivery, online media, healthcare, education, and fintech.

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“IoT cybersecurity is one of the main concerns and challenges as IoT empowers nations toward the fourth industrial revolution and growing digital economy,” said James Lai, chair of Malaysian IoT Association. “Kaspersky’s expertise in this area will be greatly appreciated in the advancement of this space.”

Technological vision

Kaspersky’s membership in MyIoTA aims to bring together various organizations involved in digitalization, partner with other IoT associations in the region, and facilitate communication with local market players. This will help Kaspersky understand their needs and concerns, develop relevant solutions, and offer them to the market.

Andrey Suvorov, Head of KasperskyOS Business; Nicole Woo, Territory Manager for Malaysia at Kaspersky; James Lai, Chairman of Malaysian IoT Association

As a global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky intends to share its technological vision with local businesses and IT communities in SEA. It aims to assist more firms in the region in benefiting from Kaspersky’s Cyber Immunity approach, which involves building Secure-by-Design products using the KasperskyOS operating system and a specific methodology. These products are designed to be highly resistant to virtual compromises under normal conditions.

Kaspersky and MyIoTA have already started collaborating on a pilot project for a cyber immune solution in Smart City development. This project will utilize a local Malaysian IoT platform and Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateways. Potential projects will be developed in partnership with Adaptive Production Technology (APROTECH), a Kaspersky subsidiary focused on IoT engineering and resources.

“As the digital economy is one of the major streams of the national strategies, we believe this membership can bring good joint results for national leaders and for the whole Southeast Asia region,” said Andrey Suvorov, head of KasperskyOS Business Unit.

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