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‘COVID-19 and Cyber Threats in Southeast Asia’

In the current age of working at home and virus anxiety, the threat of cybercrime is stronger than ever. To help businesses stay safe online, BSA has created a Covid-19 Cyber Security ebook.

What’s in the e-book?

Here’s some of the useful information we’ve included:

Facts and stats on cybercrime during the COVID-19 crisis
Safety recommendations tailored to ASEAN businesses
Case studies and testimony from experts in Southeast Asia

Businesses, organizations and individuals both in Vietnam and throughout the ASEAN region are facing more sophisticated attacks every day, and the destabilization caused by the COVID-19 crisis has made many of them even more vulnerable. It is vital that they become more aware of the risks and protect their data – not just for their own sake, but for the public as well as the safety and security of the country in this challenging time.”

Major General Nguyen Minh Chinh
Director of the Department of Cybersecurity and High-tech Crime, Vietnam 

Cybercrime is increasing every day, creating critical threat with a wide impact on both government and private sectors. Especially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis when the number of computer and social media usage are growing rapidly, cybercriminals are seizing this opportunity to target both organizations and individuals in inflicting damage or stealing sensitive data. Using unlicensed software can create risk and allow cybercriminals to inflict damage or steal data. We would like to engage organizations and the public to join us in supporting cybersecurity awareness and protect ourselves from cyber fraud by using licensed software only.

Pol.Maj.Gen. Maitri Chimcherd
Commander of Crime Suppression Division, Thailand

We see Covid-19 as a war on several fronts. Of course, there are health, economic, and communication crises, but there is also the potential for a cybercrime crisis. Cybercrime is rising in tune with online activity, as the Covid-19 crisis has created a new culture of working from home – from which we may never entirely revert. For this reason, companies and the public must ensure they are aware of the need for cyber security. Online activities must be balanced with efforts to maintain information security. This challenge is crucial to the recovery of our economy. We hope that companies take as many precautionary measures as possible to protect themselves and their customers from dangerous cyber attacks.

Henri Subiakto
Expert Staff of Law for Minister of Communications and Information of Indonesia

“Business people must prepare their IT infrastructure for attacks. Cybercriminals could be thousands of miles away, but once they break into your system, even executives are at risk. Preparation is the key. CEOs and corporate boars must make cybersecurity their issue”

Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano
Chair & CEO of the Optical Media Board (OMB), Philippines

Cybercriminals are cynically taking advantage of the current crisis to increase their attacks, particularly using methods such as phishing and ransomware.

We’ll show you how to fight back.

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