Friday, December 14, 2007


Ricoh Malaysia to hold CEO Talk on ‘Upholding Data Integrity: Challenges Facing the Financial Sector’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 13 December 2007 – Ricoh, a global leader in digital office solutions, today hosted its second CEO Breakfast Talk at Ritz Carlton Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Titled “Upholding Data Integrity: Challenges Facing the Financial Sector”. The talk addressed the importance of data integrity and how to apply guidelines and systems by adopting Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards to maintain and manage information among financial services companies in Malaysia.

Following Ricoh’s successful inaugural CEO Breakfast Talk in September, today’s talk featured leading keynote speakers from the financial service sector, namely Mr. Tony Pereira, Vice President for Advance Payment Solutions of MasterCard, and Mr. Allen Chin, Technical Consultant from Symantec Malaysia.

Senior executives from the financial sector were treated to an informative session by Mr. Pereira on “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards” where he shared his vast experience in compliance and site data protection. Mr. Chin from Symantec Malaysia also enlightened the participants on “IT Compliance, Endpoint and Messaging Security Solutions”.

“Data sharing, storage, and retrieval have become a minimum day-to-day requirement in contemporary business operations. Today, information is transformed into one of the most valuable assets of any organization, capable of rendering significant impact to a company’s credibility and reputation. It is definitely an area financial companies could not afford to take risks on,” said Lim Eng Weng, Managing Director of Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

He pointed out that ensuring data accuracy, efficiency, and security is unquestionably one of the greatest challenges for financial organizations, business enterprises, and government agencies in this information age. Overcoming these challenges and maintaining a balanced system by adopting ISMS standards are key factors to ensuring business continuity. It is also fundamental to business excellence.

Data integrity is defined as the condition in which data is ‘complete’ and identically maintained during any operations (such as transfer, shortage or retrieval).

Ricoh’s CEO Breakfast Series, to be held regularly over the next few months, aims to create industry awareness and initiate dialogue with Malaysian corporations on ISMS and to enhance Information Security management practices and systems. For further information, kindly contact Ricoh Malaysia at 03 5569 9555 or visit

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