Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 01 | Page 48

COUNTRY FOCUS: MALAYSIA Malaysian property developer, the Urban Development Authority, chose the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform to improve its overall security posture and gain visibility into its extended IT landscape. Leading Malaysian developer UDA Holdings zeroes in on threats with LogRhythm Overseen by the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Co-operatives (MEDAC) of Malaysia, the Urban Development Authority (UDA), is a property developer that manages and operates real estate as well as provides services for housing, lifestyle, retail and hospitality sectors. Renowned as one of the top 10 property developers in the market, UDA has played an instrumental role in the development of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor and more. To improve the developer’s overall security posture and gain visibility into its extended IT landscape, UDA has chosen LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform. The business challenge: Blind spots in cybersecurity As a company that is responsible for many governmental, commercial and residential property development projects throughout Malaysia, it is imperative for UDA to ensure that their data, clients’ information and assets are well protected. However, not only did the cybersecurity team lack the resources, they also lacked the experience and expertise to adequately handle the volume and complexity of both external and internal threats to UDA. In other words, the team had been unnecessarily spending a substantial amount of time and resources manually detecting threats, which include DDoS, ransomware, brute force and phishing attacks. Additionally, this manual ‘blind’ detection also meant that it was harder to differentiate between real threats and false positives, resulting in a huge impediment to their ability to respond and remediate cyberthreats in the shortest possible time. Eventually, their ability to satisfy compliance regulations was also impacted. Consequently, the team realized that they needed a security information event management (SIEM) solution that could enhance and centralize visibility, detect 48 INTELLIGENTCIO