INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

PwC, HKBNES to boost cybersecurity of SMEs

Only 50% of decision makers are incorporating cybersecurity in their strategies in the new normal.

PwC Hong Kong and HKBN Enterprise Solution (HKBNES) have partnered to strengthen the cybersecurity systems of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

A Global Digital Trust Insights Survey in 2021, conducted by the PwC, found that only 50% of SMEs are gearing up their cybersecurity systems even as threats heighten amid the shift to digital remote-enabled work.

“We are excited to extend PwC's cybersecurity suite of offerings to HKBNES' vast customer base,” said Kok Tin Gan, cybersecurity and privacy partner at PwC Hong Kong.

“As both companies’ purpose is to solve important problems, I am confident that PwC and HKBNES will co-solve the SMEs owners’ pain points by empowering more local businesses to enhance their cybersecurity readiness, helping them to build sustainable work modes and sail safe through the rough sea of challenges,” he added.

PwC Hong Kong and HKBNES will offer threat management services such as Security Operations Centre that will provide round-the-clock network security monitoring, and Managed Detection and Response services to detect and respond to threats.

“With our incredible reach of over 100,000 companies or 1-in-2 active companies in Hong Kong, we are here to massively scale our combined strengths,” HKBN co-owner and chief technology officer Danny Li. “We know very well businesses’ security needs and the imminent risks they’re facing. SMEs deserve better.”

HKBNES is expected to provide a full range of cybersecurity services, from vulnerability assessment, phishing simulation, 7x24 SOC security monitoring, 7x24 remediation management to next-gen MDR services.

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