• Cashless Ambitions, Proceed with Caution

    Globally there is a growing movement towards becoming cashless societies. While these cashless ambitions offer numerous benefits, Kaspersky Lab suggests proceeding with caution, with an eye on tightening cybersecurity around the payment eco-system. One fundamental aspect of becoming a cashless society via digitalization is the increased adoption of online and mobile channels that has been a boon for perpetrators of fraud, specifically cyber-fraud. According to Forrester, there has been a 62% increase in payment fraud since Oct 2015. The increased touch points and the nature of those channels lends itself nicely to cyber fraud by masking and hijacking the identity of the mobile user. Consumers are demanding more seamless and…

  • Close the gender gap in cybersecurity

    In recent years, more and more women have climbed the corporate ladder to occupy important positions in the business world serving as role models for young girls. However, according to Kaspersky Lab’s “Beyond 11 Percent: A Study into Why Women Are Not Entering Cybersecurity“, cybersecurity remains largely untapped by women, accounting for only 11% of the total workforce in the industry. The report outlines some interesting facts on why cybersecurity continues to be a difficult career for women to break into. According to the report, women in cybersecurity face a harsh reality: often being the only female in a room full of men – which may be one of the…

  • Shop Online Securely (SOS) this Lunar New Year

    Every festive season turns into a shopping frenzy, and the action has moved increasingly online. With the convenience of online payment and in-app purchases, with delivery to your door, comes the very real risk of cybercrime, with you as the target. Everyone loves a great deal during the Lunar New Year, and throughout the year. For cyber criminals, your frenzied shopping to get all the items you need delivered before the festivities begin is a prime opportunity. This is because in the euphoria and adrenaline rush of shopping, you will be more likely to make basic mistakes that can expose your personal data. General Manager for Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia,…

  • Saving The World.

    As it celebrates its 20-year anniversary, global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has seen one man’s mission grow into a global crusade against cybercrime. With innovation and vision at its heart, this year will see Kaspersky Lab take its fight to new heights – launching key initiatives such as the adaptive Kaspersky Security Cloud and the Kaspersky OS – to empower businesses and consumers to protect themselves from ever-evolving threats. From its Earth 2050 project, revealing what the future cyberthreat landscape might look like, through to its Sound of Safety experiment, which investigates the sounds people associate with the feeling of safety, Kaspersky Lab remains one step ahead of criminals, and…

  • Hunting Hackers.

    Few Malaysian media is there now, reporting on the Cybersecurity conference organised by Kaspersky Lab.  The conference is a good platform to showcase how both private and public sectors coming together to fight on cyber criminals. Kaspersky Lab hosts a Security Conference, ‘Palaeontology of Cybersecurity Conference’ as part of the INTERPOL World Congress 2017. The conference aims to shed light on how private and public cybersecurity experts work together to collect malware artefacts, map and analyze attacks, and find the trail of the hackers responsible for the most sophisticated cyber campaigns around the world. “As exciting as it sounds, researchers who hunt the hackers, responsible for the most stealthy and…

  • Mask Painting (making)

    We are a fan of face mask, mainly I used to get nightmare having mask hung at the living area of our former home. I would not take mask as religious nor spiritually, I would take it as a form of art. Thanks to Kaspersky Lab, we were arranged to have a short lesson at Astani Mask Gallery, Ubud, Bali.  The lesson was conducted by Ida Bagus Nom Suryawan.  He made the mask, painted them as well as wearing to perform. Ida shown us his gallery, a huge and extensive collection of masks.  Before he gave us a treat on the performance. He explained to us that the performer would…

  • What a great resort in Bali

    My visits to Bali have been villas stay, never been staying in a resort before. Thanks to Kaspersky Lab, I had the opportunity to stay at Intercontinental Bali Resort, which is located at Jimbaran, Bali. It is a really large resort, with tight security, just like most of the luxury resorts in Bali and perhaps Indonesia.   Selected pictures taken of the hotel room.

  • Entering Bali

    I was in Bali last week, for Kaspersky Lab APAC PR Meet, which was held at Intercontinental Bali Resort, at Jimbaran, Bali. All of us at Tan-Vijayan love Bali.  Although we are not much beach kind of family, we enjoyed ourselves very much at Ubud, the place filled with arts, crafts as well as paddy field and good food. Tourism is a main stream of income for Bali, followed by agriculture. While speaking to the local Balinese, I was told that most Balinese left their homes to work on the cruises, as the pay is much better compares to working in the island.  Therefore, the island is short of manpower,…