Electronics and IT

French-Malaysian Innovation Challenge 2017

Lyslie Legendre - 04-août-2017 04:55:54

The closing date of the French Malaysian Innovation Challenge (FMIC) is postponed to 15 September 2017. If you haven’t registered yet to the call, sign up to it on the online platform http://www.platcomdiscovery.com/FMIC/ PlaTCOM Ventures and Bpifrance, with the support of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, SME Corporation Malaysia, the French Embassy in Malaysia and Business France Malaysia, are committed to fostering a public-private innovation ecosystem between France and Malaysia for the mutual benefits of both countries. Through the French-Malaysian Innovation Challenge 2017 (FMIC 2017), PlaTCOM Ventures and Bpifrance are running a call for technological and collaborative joint development projects between Malaysian and French businesses. The objective of this call is to promote and support collaborative projects between Malaysian and French businesses with a focus on innovative products, processes and services in all sectors. Project durations can be up to 24 months. More information, registrations & partner-matching:  


French cybersecurity firms increasingly successful in fast-growing market

Thomas SALZGEBER - 22-août-2014 12:40:17

  In 2013, there was a 12% year-on-year rise in cybersecurity attacks, with nearly 60% of them causing either brand damage or direct revenue loss to businesses. This, coupled with highly publicized commercial and government breaches of IT security, has increased the demand for cybersecurity services. French companies are strongly placed in this growing market and their advanced solutions are in demand.   The 12% year-on-year increase in cybersecurity attacks that affected businesses in 2013 (Source: IBM 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index ), regrettable as it may be, translates into the fact that the IT-security sector is experiencing sustained growth in this segment of the market. High-profile cases, such as the cyber-attacks on US retail chain Target, have raised awareness among business executives.   While US-based and British companies dominate current business in this sector, client entities are looking for alternatives in order to alleviate their worries of government intrusion. In this respect, French specialist companies are a strong contender in the eyes of many professionals and executives working for SMEs and start-ups, but also at established, larger groups: these clients are leveraging the French know-how stemming from top R&D centres and universities.   In 2013, the French cybersecurity sector was valued at more than $2 billion. The French network-security sector offers a wide range of services, including B2B IT solutions meeting strategic challenges, and comprises many world champions such as Atos, Orange, Sogeti, Bull, Cassidian and the cybersecurity division at Thales.   Thanks to their advanced technical research laboratories, more particularly in cryptology and encryption, French players are recognized worldwide.   According to Thibaut Barde, UBIFRANCE’s Project Manager for Digital Trust & Cyber Security, “T he reason for cutting-edge technology [thriving in France] is the quality of French universities in the field of engineering, which is known globally.   Research laboratories associated with these universities train the best engineers of tomorrow.”     Secure IC SAS is a shining example of a company that has been working with top graduates having come out of the French educational system in order to become a thought leader in cybersecurity. Its platforms provide the highest level of security on a client entity’s embedded systems, preventing hacking and reverse engineering as well as protecting intellectual property and proprietary data. In 2013, Secure IC SAS won a Sesame Award for innovation in the manufacturing and testing of IT products.   French start-ups and SMEs have developed out of a strong domestic talent pool and many have decided to join forces under the HexaTrust label, which regroups 20 hi-tech SMEs that are keen to offer a co-ordinated, total service package to their clients.   T hese software vendors and integrators provide a full range of products and services dedicated to the protection of the critical infrastructure of businesses and institutions from cyber-attacks. The HexaTrust umbrella group’s portfolio of current and potential clients is diverse and growing, including businesses and public-sector agencies of all sizes.   Due to the dramatic increase in the level of sophistication and intensity of cyber-attacks, public- and private-sector investment in cybersecurity is growing fast and is expected to rise by nearly 10% per year between now and 2017. This trend illustrates the promising opportunities that exist for a large business looking for a new market, or for a dynamic SME scaling up a new product.   Thibaut Barde of UBIFRANCE Paris explains that, “France’s distance from recent scandals [involving the international and covert collection of data by various government agencies, as revealed in the media] is favourable for French players since awareness on the use of data takes place at a global level. This has helped to build the profile of the industry and has generated increasing concerns for [the security of] personal data, which is a real asset for the French in particular: it is important when it comes to ​​data-storage companies, among others.”   Many French companies in the sector are choosing to develop an international business outlook. French players have strong opportunities to seize in this market thanks to their technological expertise, combined with the diversity of products and services they can offer.   For further information about UBIFRANCE, please go to:   http://www.ubifrance.com/       Further information about French companies:   > Electronics and IT   > Telecommunications and Space


University of Malaya pioneers the first e-Scroll with Thales technology

MAZLAN Rafizah - 13-déc.-2013 04:20:52

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that its nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) and Time Stamp Server have been deployed by University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, to generate digital degree certificates for their graduates and so reduce the instance of counterfeiting and fraud.   Academic institutions around the world face challenges over the production of counterfeit degree certificates. University of Malaya decided to address the problem by issuing e-Scrolls or digital degree certificates to their graduates. These e-Scrolls are digitally signed and time stamped and can be authenticated online.   Each e-Scroll is digitally signed by the university’s Registrar and Vice Chancellor using GlobalSign ® digital IDs. Thales high assurance, tamper-resistant HSMs provide strong protection for the digital identities of the two signatories, securely storing their private signing keys and preventing unauthorized access. As part of the process, each e-Scroll is issued a secure time stamp against the Malaysian National clock (located at SIRIM) by a Thales Time Stamp Server, providing an additional layer of security and indicating the exact time and date the credential was issued.   Source: Thales e-Security Press Release  


Esker Signs Agreement Valued at Over $700,000 with Malaysia Airlines

Thomas SALZGEBER - 08-mai-2013 05:44:19

Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and SAP® software solution and technology partner, announced that it had signed an agreement worth over $700,000 with Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia’s national flag airline carrier, to automate vendor invoices into the company’s new SAP® system via the Esker automated Accounts Payable (AP) solution. Following its recent implementation of SAP, Malaysia Airlines pursued a solution that could automate the processing of its vendor invoices. With over 28,000 monthly invoices (increasing at approximately 5 percent annually), the ultimate goal of the initiative was to reduce operational costs, improve visibility and efficiency, and eliminate late payments. The solution required by Malaysia Airlines first had to meet a number of stringent requirements, including: the capacity to handle its growing global invoicing needs, and the ability to seamlessly integrate with its future plans of setting up a shared services center. Impressed by Esker’s flexible workflow functions outside SAP, as well as its on-demand and on-premise global deployment, Malaysia Airlines signed a five-year contract and will begin implementing the Esker solution immediately, with project delivery slated for mid-2013. Source: Esker Press Release


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