Imagine has partnered up with Asia’s largest pure-play cybersecurity firm, Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign), providing end-to-end cybersecurity solutions in a bid to strengthen the country’s defence against cyber threats.
By providing cybersecurity services including Cyber Threat Intelligence, Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed Security Services (MSS) and Incident Response, this alliance represents one among a series of regional and international partnerships aimed at strengthening Brunei’s economic growth and stability.
“It centres upon Brunei’s Digital Economy Masterplan 2025 which includes the strengthening of the country’s cybersecurity landscape, together with the growth of digital usage that calls for the protection of data, infrastructure, and network against growing cyberthreats,” the company said in a statement.
Speaking on this latest move, imagine CEO Suzannawati Hj Suharju explained that the collaboration was part and parcel of imagine’s contribution towards realising the country’s goal of being a Smart Nation, by answering the call towards digitalisation.
Furthermore, with cyber attacks becoming more prevalent globally, the new partnership allows imagine to be in a position to offer security as a service to government and corporate clients, especially with Ensign’s “strong reputation, expertise and insight into the world of cybersecurity”.
“Similar to how we protect our finances, we must now look at information security as paramount to any operations that rely on network infrastructure across multiple major industries,” the CEO added.
“As a by-product of this partnership, we at imagine believe that not only will this benefit local entities, it will also attract investors into Brunei with knowledge that our digital ecosystem has the capability to keep valuable information safe and secure,” she continued.
In his part, EVP of International Business and Consulting at Ensign, Charles Ng explained that Brunei is a key market in the Asia Pacific for the cybersecurity service provider, adding that for some years, they have “invested highly capable resources to protect clients in Brunei”.
“By partnering with imagine, we hope to make available world-class cyber offerings in Brunei, and also co-develop capabilities. We hope to contribute to Wawasan 2035 by building a more resilient digital ecosystem,” he added.
By tapping into Ensign’s in-depth experience and diverse expertise, the partnership with imagine will be able to help organisations across a wide range of industries from oil and gas to healthcare, to adopt more proactive cybersecurity posture.
Additionally, Ensign Consulting’s services also enable organisations to enhance their cybersecurity maturity, and establish an effective cyber defence to mitigate the evolving and emerging risks in their expanding digital ecosystem. – Wardi Wasil
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN