Privasec – Looking Back on 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed a variety of challenges to everyone across the globe, and cyber security is one of them. With the increased cyber security risks and breaches from remote working, the Privafam has been busy as ever attending to the increased number of requests for cyber security audits and services related to remote working and bringing SMEs towards ISMS Certification.

Amidst the hectic but exciting times, our consultants also curated insightful blog posts – on safe practices in running SLL test, and PDF Generator, and shared their thoughts on staff involvement in a company’s cyber security practices. Check them all out in our blog

As the end of 2021 draws near, join us in catching up on what we have been up to this year! 

Recapping Our Events

Despite the restrictions brought by the pandemic, there’s no stopping Privasec from joining significant events across the world to share cyber security insights!

 Recapping some of the big 2021 events that saw Privasec’s participation:

Besides external events, we were glad to have organised a few events on our own amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. In August, we held an online workshop that delved into clarifying the misconceptions of ISO 27001 and introducing red teaming exercises according to CORIE/ AASE guidelines. It was an engaging session where our team met a lively crowd and exchanged many questions and thoughts which benefited the participants.

In the following month, we organised a panel discussion where the panelists shared their perspective on the different aspects of the crypto-specific compliance journey for the Payment Services Act (PSA) license, which includes Monetary Authority of Singapore Technology Risk Management (MAS TRM) guidelines, and Know Your Customer (KYC)/ Anti-Money Laundering regulations. 

To round up the year, in collaboration with Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP), we organised a webinar that had esteemed industry professionals from cyber security and healthcare/ MedTech industries to share their perspectives on the road to ISO 27001 Certification.

Celebrating our wins

We are proud of the vibrant and harmonious work environment we have built for our Privafam, and are immensely grateful for the awards and nominations as they affirm Privasec’s commitment to the industry and our clientele. Privafam is proud to be the winner of the following awards:

SMB Employer of the year | Privasec

Under this category, we are proud to be recognised as an SMB organisation who has helped engage the general community and other businesses to promote and improve cyber security capabilities and maturity in the sector.

We are happy that 94% of Privafam say we are a great place to work compared to 55% of employees at a typical Australia-based company! Many stated we are a safe place for them to be themselves and there are equal opportunities for everyone to get special recognition.

Read more about the certification at the official “Great Place To Work®” website.

2021 Awards Collage | Privasec
  • ARN Tech Innovation Award 2021 – Privasec named Finalist in the category Security
  • ARN Women in ICT Awards – Privasec and Chief Growth Officer Shamane Tan named Finalists in the categories D&I (Diversity & Inclusion) Champion and the Shining Star respectively
  • AWSN 2021 – Chief Growth Officer Shamane Tan named a Finalist for the prestigious category Most Outstanding Woman in IT Security
  • Defence Connect 2021 – Privasec and Chief Growth Officer Shamane Tan named Finalist for the category Cyber Business of the Year and the Marketing/Communications Professional of the Year respectively

Here’s To A Great 2022 For Everyone!

As we look into the year head, Privasec continues to stay dedicated to further fulfilling the cyber security needs of our customers based in more than 12 countries.

We would like to thank our clients and partners who have trusted us throughout 2021. Without you, we would not be where we are today, and as we embark on this new year, we look forward to achieving more with you!

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