Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, recently announced its partnership with acclaimed cybersecurity solutions provider Cyber Security Works (CSW) & TekSek Cyber Security to bring the latest in world-class IT & OT security services to enterprises in Sri Lanka.
Evolving with the technological shift from the traditional Telco domain over the years while addressing the pressing need among local enterprises to place increased emphasis on safeguarding their operations in the wake of alarmingly intense cyber threats across the globe, Dialog Enterprise has made global security solutions providers conveniently & easily accessible to local enterprises, further complementing its robust cybersecurity portfolio and boosting its cloud and telecommunication infrastructure.
As the sales & marketing partner for Cyber Security Works in the Sri Lankan territory, TekSek specializes in identifying issues that represent the highest risk in IT infrastructure based on real-time threat intelligence. TekSek has changed the landscape of cybersecurity service delivery in Sri Lanka by going beyond providing the bare minimum to complete a regulatory checklist. Identifying the demands of their customers, TekSek & CSW provide solutions that not only improve security but also reduce the workload of security teams and maintain organizational agility.
“Risk-based vulnerability assessments have become critical as of late, specifically where the requirement exists for formal compliance with authoritative regulations in Sri Lanka” stated Navin Pieris, Group Chief Officer – Dialog Enterprise at Dialog Axiata PLC, adding “We have observed local institutions and enterprises being pushed to become more vigilant and to move towards globally recognized security providers in the wake of global cyber-attacks creating colossal damage to all parties involved. As such in the absence of a singular reliable service provider, Dialog Enterprise aims at addressing concerns and bridging the gaps between enterprises and globally recognized service providers to better secure local enterprise IT infrastructure”.
Speaking on this partnership, Imesh Liyanage, Director of TekSek stated; “Protecting data, keeping systems always-on & globally accessible is the mandate of all IT departments. Finding the optimal balance in technology & HR investments to achieve it has become a key profit driver and competitive edge.
Our clients in Sri Lanka have been able to leverage CSWs unique solutions to take on larger international competitors by providing their end customers a demonstrable assurance of security that meets or beats global standards. We are excited to partner with Dialog Enterprise to bring these benefits to a larger customer base.”
Ram Movva, CSW’s Chairman and Co-founder commented “We are delighted that TekSek is partnering with Dialog Enterprise. Our service offerings are rooted deep in our vulnerability research and CSW is also a CVE Numbering Authority that allows us to help MITRE in adding new vulnerabilities to the NVD. For over a decade, CSW’s services have strengthened the security posture of critical organizations all over the world, and through this partnership, we are sure TekSek will be bringing top-class security services to your enterprise’s doorstep.”
Wing Commander (Retd.) D. Pradeep S. Kannangara elected president, Industrial Security Foundation
The Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) which acts as the sole organization in Sri Lanka to represent the Private Security industry having incorporated by an Act passed in the Parliament, Act No. 51 of 1999, elected Wing Commander (Retd.) Pradeep Kannangara as its President for the years 2022/2023 at its 30th annual General Meeting which was held at the PIM Auditorium in Borella. Wing Commander Pradeep Kannangara was appointed President while 14 other members were appointed to the Executive Committee, strengthening the ISF in order to drive and uplift the standards of the private security industry in Sri Lanka.
He has served on the ExCo consecutively since 2012 under four different presidents where he held the positions of Senior Vice President during the last three consecutive years. He has also been a committed member of the ISF and was awarded prestigious coveted FISF title due to his many valuable contributions to the organization and the Private Security Industry in Sri Lanka in 2012.
Wing Commander Kannangara’s journey into private security began after a successful career in the Sri Lanka Air Force for over 24 years where he served in many capacities finally being the Officer Commanding of the Special Air Borne Force. A recipient of the Ranasura Padakkama (RSP) Gallantry award for his bravery, sacrifices and service to the nation by the President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in 1990. He holds a Master’s in business management from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia too and serves as a Board Director in AB Securitas (Private) Limited in Sri Lanka and AB Securitas Bangladesh Limited.
Kitchen & Bedroom reaffirms its partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka
Kitchen & Bedroom, a name synonymous in the interior designing and furniture sector in the country recently celebrated its long-standing partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka during the latter’s 12th year anniversary celebratory event, reaffirming its ambitious plans to further strengthen and explore the numerous opportunities available here.
Häfele Sri Lanka, part of Häfele India which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hafele Global network, is a technology partner for various projects and initiatives of Kitchen & Bedroom. Both the companies operate in the interior design space, sharing their cumulative knowledge and expertise to provide extensive and personalized solutions catering to domestic requirements.
‘We take great pride in our association with Häfele Sri Lanka having exchanged and collaborated on many projects both commercial and household. We share similar values such as providing high quality, sustainable, functional and customized solutions to our customers, and most importantly to guide them through every aspect and step of the project and how best we could bring out their desired design,’ said Dr. Sacquaff, Kitchen & Bedroom Group CEO.
DSI strengthens its islandwide presence with three new showrooms
Amid the prevailing economic hardships faced by Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s premier footwear brand DSI recently expanded its islandwide presence in the country with the opening of three new showrooms in Kahawatta, Akuressa, and Chavakachcheri, with the aim of offering greater access to its diversified product range to a wider customer base.
Gracing the special occasion, the showrooms were declared open by D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. Managing Director Thusitha Rajapaksa, in the presence of Director Asanka Rajapaksa, General Manager Pradeep Samarathunga, National Sales Manager – Retail Sales Naleen Weerawardana, invitees, and well-wishers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Thusitha Rajapaksa stated: “We are excited about expanding DSI wings to three new locations. Despite the ongoing economic conditions of the country, we took a call to take a proactive measure to expand our islandwide presence. While it has been a challenge, the commitment and hard work of our team has made it possible to serve our loyal customers better, and we are confident that we will be able to continue these efforts in the future as well.”
DSI is renowned for its well-trained staff who offer exceptional customer service. The three new DSI showrooms prioritize providing a unique service and customer support to make purchasing further convenient for the customer.
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