DNex acquires rights to offer EC-Council Global Services cyber security services in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 2): Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNex) has acquired the exclusive rights to offer EC-Council Global Services (EGS) cyber security services in Malaysia through its wholly-owned subsidiary, DNeX Technology Sdn Bhd.

DNeX Technology had recently signed an exclusive brand license agreement with with EC-Council International Ltd to provide consultancy and advisory services based on the delivery model, methodology and brand of EGS.

“We are pleased to be working together with EC-Council to provide top notch cyber security consultancy and advisory in an increasingly growing market in the country,” said DNex executive deputy chairman Datuk Samsul Husin in a statement today. 

The agreement will give DNex access to EC-Council’s methodologies, enabling it to learn from cyber security implementation in key global economies. 

EC-Council has been a leading information security certification body since the launch of its flagship programme, Certified Ethical Hacker in 2002, DNex said. 

Meanwhile, EGS is a division of EC-Council that offers comprehensive services using a four-phased methodology to assess, block, correct and defend the cyber security of its clients.             

“With this licensing deal, DNex will offer the holistic approach to cyber security of EGS and develop a cyber security framework that helps in identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery to cyber threats to clients in Malaysia,” said Jay Bavisi, group president of EC-Council. 

At 11.37am, shares in DNex were up 3 sen or 6.91% at 51.5 sen, giving it a market capitalisation of RM912.79 million.