KUALA LUMPUR (April 21): Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is partnering Madrid-headquartered Telefónica Tech to strengthen its digital infrastructure solutions, which would enable TM ONE to offer global cybersecurity solutions for the Malaysian enterprise and public sector.
In a statement today, TM said a master service agreement was signed between TM One and Telefónica Tech, via Telefónica Global Solutions, which will allow TM ONE to further develop and implement a global cybersecurity strategy for the Malaysian market.
Under the agreement, Telefónica Tech will provide consultancy to support and build a holistic cybersecurity programme for the development of the TM ONE Global Cyber Security Operations Centre (G-CSOC), which includes training in cybersecurity services to increase the digital intelligence and skillset of its local workforce.
“We are excited to partner with Telefónica Tech, a renowned global telco, to bring world-class solutions to our customers. As part of TM Group, we continuously strengthen our digital infrastructure to further facilitate the adoption of digital technologies, leveraging the cloud and cybersecurity.
“This will enable us to offer end-to-end products and solutions that enhance digital lifestyles and provide complete business solutions. With the CYDEC (Cybersecurity Defence Centre), TM ONE is well primed to empower and accelerate the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) agenda and provide cyber resiliency through connectivity, the cloud, data centres and cybersecurity,” said TM ONE executive vice-president and chief executive officer (CEO) Ahmad Taufek Omar.
The TM ONE CYDEC is a fully managed security services provider (MSSP) that offers real-time visibility via predictive protection across private and public networks, provided by G-CSOC, a live monitoring centre for cyberthreats with active cyber defence (ACD) and global cyberthreat intelligence (CTI).
It includes professional services, such as consulting and advisory services, to help enterprises and the public sector determine their cybersecurity strategy, as well as adopting renowned frameworks, such as MITRE adversarial tactics, techniques and common knowledge (ATT&CK) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to offer a complete and holistic view of an organisation’s security landscape that delivers the ability to detect, prevent, respond and recover to cyberthreats effectively.
Ahmad Taufek said the move towards digital comes with cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities, and organisations need to protect and safeguard their business, customer data and brand reputation from cybercriminals.
Therefore, it is essential for organisations to have the right tools, processes and people at the ready at all times, he said.
Meanwhile, Telefónica Global Solutions CEO Julio Beamonte said the project affirms the Spanish firm's commitment to customers, providing them with best-quality services anywhere in the world, thus contributing to strengthening their leadership in the markets where they operate and improving their offers to their customers.
Telefónica Tech CEO of cybersecurity and cloud María Jesús Almazor, on the other hand, said the firm had the knowledge and experience to offer the cybersecurity services needed to protect companies in this new wave of digitalisation.
"Our global approach is a strategic advantage for these companies in their markets and a clear step forward for the telco sector as a whole," she said.