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FCS Computer Systems becomes first company in Malaysia to be awarded 'Secured Software Assurance Certificate'

Vicky Karantzavelou - 16 March 2017, 00:02

Joint TÜV-LGMS certification recognizes leading hospitality solution provider's commitment to safeguarding customers against data security threats.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - FCS Computer Systems (FCS), a leading comprehensive hospitality solutions and services provider, has become the first company with operations in Malaysia to be awarded the Secured Software Assurance Certificate by TÜV Nord and LE Global Services(LGMS). The certification recognizes FCS' successful efforts in securing its solutions to protect against data vulnerabilities and circumvent the ongoing threat of online security attacks.

Taking place during a ceremony at the FCS office in Kuala Lumpur, the certificate was presented to Director of Group Software Production, Mr. Moo Chii Der and Mr. Tan Ming Aik, Associate Director of Development. The ceremony was also attended by Ms. Eva Soo, Manager of Certification, and Mr. Fong Choong Fook, Director of LGMS, who also served as chairperson for the event.

TÜV NORD GROUP is one of the world's largest inspection, certification and testing organizations, providing a broad range of advisory, service, and testing services for a variety of industries. Established in 2005, LGMS has earned a reputation for integrity, value and best practices by providing world class professional services to clients in multiple sectors, locally, regionally and internationally. The two organizations established an official affiliation in August 2016 and introduced the 'Secured Software Assurance Certificate' program.

Conducted by LGMS security assessors, the certification process involves reviewing a platform's source code and providing a collection of written computer instructions in human readable text, which is then assembled into an executable computer program. The program then functions to introduce and discover weaknesses or flaws in a solution's programming that can be exploited by hackers. By ensuring that any security vulnerabilities are discovered and rectified before a solution's production deployment begins, FCS maximizes security and peace of mind for its hotel clients using the company's solutions. This is bolstered by the Secured Software Assurance Certificate, which serves as further proof that the solutions undergo rigorous testing.

"FCS is as committed to maintaining the privacy and wellbeing of our customers, as we are to ensuring that each solution provides them with the most efficient and cost effective operations possible," said Moo Chii Der at FCS. "We take great pride in being honored with such an award, and are confident that this certification will allow customers to continue placing their trust in us to secure and enhance their businesses."

Once a Secured Software Assurance Certificate is awarded to a company's solution(s), such recognition is valid for 6 months after issuance or until there is a change in software code, whichever occurs first. FCS will continue to work with the certification program, in order to guarantee that all of its solutions remain free of any potential security concerns.

 

Photo caption (left to right): FCS Group Software Production's associate director Tan Ming Aik; and director Moo Chii Der; TÜV Nord Malaysia certification division manager Eva Soo; and LGMS executive director and senior IT security consultant Fong Choong Fook


 

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