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Penta Security Demonstrates Industry-leading WAF and Smart Single Sign-On Solution at the Vietnam Security Summit 2022

SEOUL, South Korea, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Penta Security, a leader in the enterprise cybersecurity industry in South Korea, showcased its award-winning web application firewall WAPPLES and iSIGN+ at the Vietnam Security Summit 2022. Hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications and co-organized by IEC, this year’s event offered visitors the opportunity to engage with Penta Security’s product offerings on-site. 

As one of the sponsors of this event, Penta Security exhibited its web and authentication security solutions as part of introducing the revamped enterprise cybersecurity solution package. “Our products are widely used by companies that require comprehensive coverage for all attack patterns on known and zero-day vulnerabilities with an easier and faster installation process,” said DS Kim, CSO of Penta Security. “Marking our 25th anniversary in the industry, we believe that setting new standards for a robust enterprise cybersecurity environment is key to meeting the challenges ahead.”

Given that businesses in healthcare and financial services industries must comply with data privacy regulations that mandate identity and access management, Penta Security emphasizes the importance of deploying an all-in-one secure authentication solution like iSIGN+ to help businesses reduce the number of attacks by allowing limited access to employees with one set of credentials. Moreover, increased cyber attacks targeting web applications highlight how crucial it is to secure paths to the network in advance. 

Penta Security maintains that building a proper enterprise cybersecurity architecture from the start is the only way to eliminate risk factors and stay on top of cyber attack trends in the digital transformation period. In an upcoming seminar in Jakarta, Penta Security will be focusing on explaining ways to overcome rapidly changing security challenges by conducting a cyber-resilience assessment customized to each business. For more information, please contact

About Penta Security

A global leader in web, data, and IoT security with 25 years of expertise in powering secured connections, Penta Security is the top cybersecurity vendor in Asia, as recognized by Frost & Sullivan. Its web application firewall WAPPLES has been the market leader in the Korean market for 13 consecutive years since 2009 and later dominated the entire Asia-Pacific region by obtaining the largest market share since 2016. Since then, it has gained a presence in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. For more information on Penta Security, visit For partnership inquiries, email

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NIA, Governor Chadchart, BMA underline the role of innovation for urban transformation SITE 2022 event for Metaverse innovation will connect global opportunities for Thailand

  • NIA – BMA proceeding with four innovation zones in Bangkok – BMA Gov. indicates three key challenges for innovators to bring about true urban transformation

BANGKOK, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) or NIA, under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI), is hosting the STARTUP X INNOVATION THAILAND EXPO or SITE 2022, as an inspiration for reopening the city with innovation following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The event will underline the key role of Innovation Cities and opportunities to transform in better directions. The new governor of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has been invited to share his visions of urban development with innovation. BMA has three clear policies of cooperation with NIA: 1) Guiding policies: Cities must not create burdens for later generations, 2) Inclusive: Innovation is not created just to address the issues and needs of a few particular groups, and all issues must be managed fairly, and 3) Fair & Empathy: Innovation must be fair. There is also continuation of policy to support 4 innovation districts under the operation of NIA: Phaet Yothi Innovation Zone (center for national medical and public health services), Punnawithi Innovation Zone (center for digital and lifestyle of young urbanites), Ari Innovation Zone (Ari 2025 Smart City), and Kluay Nam Thai Innovation Zone (innovation built on previous knowledge, creative ideas and digital).     

NIA, Governor Chadchart, BMA underline the role of innovation for urban transformation SITE 2022 event for Metaverse innovation will connect global opportunities for Thailand
NIA, Governor Chadchart, BMA underline the role of innovation for urban transformation SITE 2022 event for Metaverse innovation will connect global opportunities for Thailand

Dr. Pun-arj Chairatana, Executive Director of the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) said that over the past two years, the world has not only been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and vast changes impacting lifestyles, society, and the economy. There have been plenty of other crises challenging us to create new opportunities for Thailand, especially in innovation and tech, which are at the heart of enabling people to cope with situations more quickly. These transformations are also accelerators for which Thailand must prepare when reopening post-COVID. The reopening is reconnecting Thailand with the rest of the world in various enterprises as normal.

“This is the background to organize STARTUP X INNOVATION THAILAND EXPO or SITE 2022 under the main topic of “Innovation City”, under the concept of “Reconnecting the World” in a hybrid of the virtual world in the Metaverse and the physical world. This will show the world that Thailand is a country of innovation with its own distinctive strengths and identity at play in innovating to level up local people’s quality of life. Bangkok is ready to connect with Innovation Cities around the world in strong economic partnerships. Together we will recover and stimulate international economic growth. There is another mission of creating a venue to showcase the potential of “Thai innovation”, creating new inspirations which respond to the challenges of Thai people’s needs, which can be extended in many dimensions. We are also underlining the importance of “Innovation Ambassadors”, a framework of promoting exchange and sharing knowledge between startups, innovation entrepreneurs and large enterprises. This is to build an international network of business and innovation cooperation in ASEAN and with other international partners to support international economic growth, including with member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC, for whose meeting Thailand is honored to be the host this year.”

Assoc Prof Chadchart Sittipunt, the Governor of Bangkok, disclosed that the challenges of NIA to transform Bangkok into “Innovation City”, were about concretely addressing inequality issues, and not limiting innovation only to technology. BMA has three policy guidelines for joint operations with NIA: 1) Guiding Policies, Cities must not create burdens for later generations, such as waste disposal by landfill which waste disposal that will be a burden in the future. Real problems must be attacked with innovation to solve them, 2) Inclusive, Innovation is not created just to address the issues and needs of a few particular groups, and all issues must be managed fairly, and 3) Fair & Empathy, Innovation must have fairness and understanding, which is not different from innovating for fairness. For instance, many areas of Bangkok face the issue of many people building houses along the banks of canals. Evicting them from that space is not the way to solve the problem. The real solution understands the lives of this group of people and is fair to them. The government must address this issue by building good housing for this group of people to move into. However, it is also important to give people an image to understand the word “innovation” more clearly. Previously, people have been narrowly defining technology, high tech and startups, when in fact, it is not always like this. There are simple innovations in which ideas are the answer to add value for all stakeholders in society. It also helps to improve people’s thinking processes, and gives opportunities for everybody to participate in innovation.

“In the past, when the public made a complaint, it was in the form of paper documents or letters going through a process of actions ordered by rank. Thus it took months to remedy a problem. However, when BMA switched to the “Traffy Fondue” platform, an incredible innovation enabling the public to make complaints, where the responsible district office is notified and takes immediate action. On the first day I became governor, over 20,000 complaints were made, and we have now taken a total of 40,000 complaints. Over 5,000 of these have already been addressed, with no need to wait for orders from the BMA Governor. We can use this data for the appraisal of civil servants’ work. It is a fine example illustrating that simple innovation can change the city overnight and give the civil service more enthusiasm for their work.”

Assoc Prof Dr Chadchart concluded that BMA is ready to fully support the work of NIA as a facilitator in this field, because BMA is not expert in innovation. BMA must rely on the knowledge of pertinent expert agencies such as NIA or the private sector, who have knowledge of both the needs and categories of technology, and are able to think outside the box to design innovation meeting people’s needs. Apart from this, BMA is also ready to support the four Innovation Zones being supported by NIA. When all parties can cooperate, Thailand can become a “Global Innovation City” of the future.

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EDNS Announces the Beta Release of EDNS Message, Integrating Mobile Messages in Web 3.0

SINGAPORE, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EDNS proudly announces the beta release of EDNS Message, a feature on top of EDNS Platform that integrates Mobile messages into Web 3.0 technology. This feature is the first ever in the blockchain market to connect Web 3.0 with traditional telecom services as a way to protect the transaction security of digital assets.

EDNS Message Beta Ver Released
EDNS Message Beta Ver Released

EDNS is a EVM-based blockchain solution for name and lookup service. It allows blockchain users to translate their machine-readable addresses to human-readable addresses. It provides a Decentralized Domain Naming Service for Web3.0-related demands, including digital Wallet, Web hosting, Web3.0 ID in the Digital world. Moreover, to serve a wider range of users, EDNS will expand to support more blockchains, and ultimately become a multichain platform. 

The current issue we are facing

The digital wallets in the market only allow peer-to-peer transactions based on public addresses that are pseudo-anonymous, users can not tell who initiates it or who the recipient is. Nor can they communicate with the recipient of that transaction.

Now that’s where EDNS comes in.

EDNS is here to solve with EDNS Message

The EDNS Platform powered by EDNS, which allows users to create a universal nickname for all their public addresses and decentralized websites, launched on Apr 12th, 2022. With an ambition to bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, EDNS has achieved several milestones including the success of rolling out the beta release of EDNS Message.

Being the first of its kind in the Web3.0 space, EDNS Message comes with a unique feature that makes domain-to-mobile communication come true, which brings back telecommunication to the contemporary Web 3.0. This function is convenient and secure in that users can now send messages to each other within EDNS networks freely through their registered domain and phone number.

Use case: two-factor authentication

EDNS Message tackles the issue lurking in existing decentralized solutions – wallet transactions fail to determine the identity of the recipient, which easily causes wrong transactions or even funds to be stolen. With your phone number associated with the system, EDNS Message can secure wallet access and transaction confirmation by verifying through messages received by the user as a two-factor authentication step.

EDNS Message Public Test

EDNS has launched the EDNS Message Public Test Campaign to encourage users to try out this function recently. Interested users can now follow EDNS’ official channels for more information.

In the meantime, EDNS CEO Ms. Joey Lam showcased her excitement about EDNS Message beta release saying, “the EDNS team is privileged to help the world match towards the Web 3.0 horizon with state-of-the-art technology. ” She added, “EDNS Message will create a unique user experience in Web 3.0 with their digital asset transaction safeguarded by ENDS technology.”

What’s next at EDNS?

EDNS has more features in the pipeline that will significantly enhance web security and digital asset protection to realize its goal of bringing to the market the best-decentralized scaling solution for Web 3.0 in the domain frontier. EDNS will also provide decentralized storage, decentralized Web Hosting, and Web building services that push Web 2.0 towards a truly decentralized future.

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ADVANCE.AI, the first company in Southeast Asia to be ISO International Security 30107-3 compliant

SINGAPORE, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ADVANCE.AI, a leading AI company specialising in digital identity verification, risk management and process automation, is the first company in Southeast Asia to successfully pass iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) test against fraudulent attacks in compliance to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 30107-3 standard for its liveness detection products.

The ISO 30107-3 is one of the most stringent technical standards that is recognised internationally for the robustness of biometric technology against presentation attacks. The accreditation is a testament to ADVANCE.AI‘s liveness detection’s capabilities in meeting global biometric standards.

ADVANCE.AI offers a comprehensive suite of solutions including KYC (Know Your Customer), KYB (Know Your Business) and KYT (Know Your Transaction) services that are consolidated into a single, easily customisable platform. Usage scenarios include customer onboarding, credit assessment as well as compliance, fraud and risk management.

Steven Zhou, Product Director of ADVANCE.AI, said, “Navigating complex regulatory and compliance standards is one of the biggest challenges for today’s businesses, especially in the financial services, fintech and web3.0 industries. Receiving this globally recognised security standard gives our clients and partners the re-assurance that our comprehensive market-leading solutions are compliant, high quality and meet global standards.”

ADVANCE.AI is part of Advance Intelligence Group, one of the largest independent technology startups based in Singapore with operations across South and Southeast Asia, Greater China, Latin America and Africa. ADVANCE.AI‘s flagship product, One-Stop Platform, provides a unified customer onboarding and profiling platform that combines 200+ data sources to power real-time response and fraud detection, with no-code orchestration capabilities that empowers businesses to deliver a safe, quick, and frictionless onboarding experience.


ADVANCE.AI is a leading AI company that provides digital transformation, fraud prevention, and process automation solutions for enterprise clients. A leader in Artificial Intelligence, risk management and digital lending solutions, it currently partners 700+ enterprise clients across banking, financial services, fintech, payment, retail and e-commerce sectors. ADVANCE.AI is part of Advance Intelligence Group, one of the largest independent technology startups based in Singapore. Founded in 2016, the Group has presence across South and Southeast Asia, Latin America and Greater China. The Group is backed by top tier investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Warburg Pincus, Northstar, Vision Plus Capital, Gaorong Capital, Pavilion Capital, GSR Ventures and Singapore-based global investor EDBI.

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Singapore Grows Trust in the Digital Environment

Launches the National Digital Trust Centre and co-creates the future of AI standards and governance with global partners through A.I. Verify

SINGAPORE, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the ATxAI conference, a part of Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG), Mrs. Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information announced the launch of the Digital Trust Centre (DTC) to lead Singapore’s research and development efforts for trust technologies, and support talent development in this space. She highlighted that as technology evolves, new risks will emerge. Therefore, it is important to invest in trust technologies[1] such as Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) that preserves data privacy while the data is being analysed, as well as trustworthy AI technologies which help verify and explain the expected performance of AI systems.

About the Digital Trust Centre

The Centre is funded by a S$50 million investment from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 plan[2]. Hosted by the Nanyang Technological University, the Centre is a national effort to focus on four key areas of trust technologies. To achieve this, DTC will embark on the following:

  • Trust Tech Research – Enable Institutes of Higher Learning and Research Institutes to pursue research excellence in Trust Technologies and drive local and international collaborations.
  • Trust Tech Innovations – Encourage academia and enterprises to co-develop and mature research ideas into market-ready solutions.
  • New sandbox environment – Enable businesses to experiment with Trust Technologies to alleviate challenges with data sharing. 
  • Deepen local capabilities – Nurture 100 R&D talents in digital trust.

Singapore stepping up its contribution to GPAI through the DTC

Singapore is a founding member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), which is a multi-stakeholder initiative that fosters international cooperation to bridge the theory and practice in AI. Singapore contributes actively to GPAI through expert groups such as data governance and commercialisation. Singapore plans to step up its contributions to GPAI through the DTC.

To this end, IMDA and the International Centre of Expertise of Montreal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (CEIMIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today for one of the world’s first cross-border collaboration on PETs. Under this, solutions will be developed to demonstrate how PETs can overcome privacy and compliance challenges for organisations building novel applications that leverage cross-organisation and cross-border data. The experience will guide future research and development, business adoption of PETs and contribute towards the development of international standards.

The DTC will be the implementation partner for this collaboration between the IMDA and CEIMIA, which is one of the two centres of expertise for GPAI.


Co-creating standards for Trustworthy AI with industry

A.I. Verify, the world’s first AI Governance Testing Framework and Toolkit, was launched at the recently concluded World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. A result of close collaboration with global industry partners, ten companies[3] from different sectors were involved in the testing of its Minimum Viable Product and feedback process.

Minister Teo announced Singapore’s intention to work with an even wider group of stakeholders through an international pilot to enhance A.I. Verify, co-develop benchmarks and better methods of verifying trustworthy AI, and devise more effective ways to explain what factors affect the behaviour of AI applications to internal stakeholders, business partners and customers.


Singapore furthers regional cooperation

Singapore and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members won the top award at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes Ceremony 2022 in the category of “International and Regional Cooperation” for its ASEAN Data Management Framework (DMF) and Model Contractual Clauses for Cross Border Data Flows (MCCs).

This initiative was led by Singapore as Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on Digital Data Governance, and developed in consultation with ASEAN businesses. The toolkits will help businesses in ASEAN transact and collaborate in the digital economy with ease and confidence. DMF provides a step-by-step guide for SMEs to put in place a data management system with data governance structures and safeguards. MCCs are template contractual terms and conditions that may be included in the binding legal agreements between businesses transferring personal data to each other across borders. This reduces compliance costs and saves time required for lengthy contract negotiations, especially for SMEs while ensuring personal data protection when data is transferred across borders.

Minister Teo also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on digital cooperation with H.E. Abdul Mutalib Yusof, Brunei’s Minister of Transport and Information, as part of Singapore’s robust network of digital economy government-to-government MOUs in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, to advance collaboration in the digital economy and digital connectivity.


Highlights of ATxSummit Day 2 – Inspiring Women in Tech

At ATxInspire – SG Women in Tech, Minister Teo was joined by H.E. Bolor-Erdene Battsengel, Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Development and Communications, Mongolia, H.E. Makishima Karen, Minister of Digital Agency. Japan and Ms. Jessica Tan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Group. They spoke on the changing roles of women in tech as well as efforts to attract, retain and develop women to support the tech sector.


About the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation by developing a vibrant digital economy and an inclusive digital society. As Architects of Singapore’s Digital Future, we foster growth in Infocomm Technology and Media sectors in concert with progressive regulations, harness frontier technologies, and develop local talent and digital infrastructure ecosystems to establish Singapore as a digital metropolis.


[1] Trust Technologies help augment systems in the areas of privacy, accountability, identity, integrity, fairness, safety, and compliance. For instance, technologies for the privacy-enabled exchange of data and to evaluate the trustworthiness of digital systems.

[2] Under the RIE 2025 plan, the Singapore government has committed S$25 billion to research, innovation and enterprise, to take Singapore to the next stage of its development,

[3] Amazon Web Services, DBS Group, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Singapore Airlines, Singtel-NCS/LTA, Standard Chartered Bank, UCARE.AI, and X0PA.AI.


For media queries, please reach out to:

Sangeetha Kannan, OPRG for IMDA

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