Acer rolls out security toolkit vs cyber threats for MSMEs
CEBU CITY — Amid the rise in the adoption of digital technology, an information and communications technology firm urged micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be wary of cyber attacks which will compromise their operations.
Jason Chen, chairman and chief executive officer of Acer, said it has launched its own cybersecurity and self-assessment toolkit specifically designed for MSMEs developed by Acer subsidiary Acer Cyber Security Inc.
“MSMEs are cornerstones of the development and stability of economies and have demonstrated resilience while the urgency of digital transformation has skyrocketed during the pandemic,” he said in a statement.
“While the Acer Group is helping build strong, secure and reliable smart cities, we hope to help MSMEs in each economy to enhance their ESG efforts through ACSI’s cybersecurity self-assessment toolkit,” he added.
The toolkit, he explained, is a software which MSMEs can easily download online as a first line of defense.
The toolkit can assess and detect errors in configurations, weak account credentials, major security updates, suspicious behavior indicating intrusion, and malicious software.
“As MSMEs usually have limited resources, the self-assessment toolkit can easily generate a report to help companies understand their cyber security risks, and then seek help from reliable local vendors or take corrective action through detailed instructions provided in the report,” the statement read.
The cybersecurity self-assessment toolkit can be downloaded at https://sat.acercsi.com/
Chen said Acer is not just about computers, it is now a brand of “computer science” which includes cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, diagnostics, consultancy, and even more.
Chen attended the third Apec Business Advisory Council (Abac) meeting last July 27 to 30 held in Cebu City where Acer’s subsidiary Acer Cyber Security Inc. (ACSI) introduced its cybersecurity self-assessment toolkit designed for MSMEs in Apec member economies to help them quickly identify potential cyber threats.
ACSI is a cybersecurity company that focuses on related technical services and consultancy. It provides a full range of prevention, monitoring, and response services through its Security Operation Center (SOC) to enhance the resilience of enterprise operations.
The firm is experienced in helping enterprises enhance their cybersecurity defense and has developed the self-assessment toolkit based on years of experience.
Chen guarantees privacy on the data which may be gathered in the diagnostic processes.
Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world’s ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries.
As it evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike.
Acer’s 7,700 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology.