• 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,…

  • 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,…

  • Kaspersky Lab Releases Flagship Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 – Multi Devices

    Kaspersky Lab presented the latest version of its flagship security solution Kaspersky Internet Security 2017. The solution gives users additional opportunities to manage their Internet protection and to ensure their data safety. Kaspersky Internet Security Multi Device is the security solution for the whole family; it protects Windows, Mac, and Android users against malware, dangerous sites, online tracking, fraud and money theft. This year, Kaspersky Internet Security  for Windows has integrated several new functions. Now users can protect their data from being intercepted during an unsafe Internet connection with the help of Secure Connection. In addition, they can patch potential “holes” in their device security with Software Updater and Software Cleaner.…

  • Turning Security Intelligence into Protection in Malaysia

    Companies need more than endpoint protection to stay secure in an increasingly complex cyber-threat landscape and Kaspersky Lab today announced two new enterprise security solutions that will help to meet this need.  The Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform is a premium solution based on the most advanced technology to-date and draws on Kaspersky Lab’s expertise in the detection and analysis of the world’s most sophisticated threats.  Kaspersky Security Intelligence Services will help businesses to strengthen all aspects of IT security.  Both offerings reflect the company’s commitment to the faster delivery of security intelligence to customers in the form of protection.   Defining the new era of IT security 2015 marked…