Velum Labs hacks local cyber – security talent

KUALA LUMPUR – Velum Labs Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian-based cyber-intelligence and security company, today announced its role as a main sponsor of iHACK 2022, a premier cyber hacking competition spearheaded by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

Velum Labs said that it will be sponsoring cash prizes and surprise gifts for the winners of iHACK 2022. In addition, the company also created a state-of-the-art pavilion as a platform for the participating teams to compete as well as to educate and excite Malaysians on cyber-security.

Mohd Azli Sastero, Head of Cyber Operations, Velum Labs Sdn Bhd said, “Velum Labs is a home-grown cyber security and intelligence company run by Malaysian talents and supported by international experts to provide simple and non-intrusive cloud and cyber intelligence solutions to the international and local markets.”

He continued, “Globally, the need for these solutions have become more critical, especially with the proliferation of cyber-crime and digital warfare. Velum Labs aims to tap this growing demand across the world, making Malaysia a recognised and reputable cyber-security and intelligence hub.”

“To achieve our aim, we will continue to invest in developing Malaysian talent in this space, more so as there is currently a severe shortage of capable cyber security and intelligence experts not only in Malaysia but throughout the world,” he added.

“Sponsoring iHACK 2022 will be one of our initiatives to cultivate and develop local talent. This commitment will also run in tandem with the country’s MyDIGITAL aspirations where cyber-security will play a significant role moving forward,” Mohd Azli concluded.

iHack 2022, which is in its 10th edition, will be held on 19 & 20 December 2022 at Wisma Perwira ATM. This competition is open to all students of public and private institutions of higher learning locally and internationally. The primary objective of iHACK is to provide a platform for students to demonstrate their skills in solving cyber security problems.

iHACK 2022 will be held in conjunction with Siber Siaga 2022, which is organised by the Ministry of Defense’s Cyber & Electromagnetics Division. The event is aimed at promoting knowledge and technology sharing in the field of cyber security as well as to increase cyber awareness across the Malaysian Armed Forces, business stakeholders, academic institutions, cyber security practitioners and also the public.

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