In a newly created position, security specialist Carbon Black has appointed Derrick Ng as channel director for Asia, with a mandate to strengthen its partner ecosystem across the region.
Ng’s responsibilities will entail relationship building with regional managed security service providers (MSSPs) and incident response teams.
"Carbon Black is an exciting leader in the next generation endpoint security space,” said Ng. “In this space, there is a growing need to integrate security solutions across multiple infrastructure environments while keeping endpoints protected.
“I am excited to join the Carbon Black APAC team to help partners best address this challenge and enable them to better meet their customers’ endpoint protection needs."
Ng joins the vendor with over 10 years of prior channel experience working for security organisations including Micro Focus, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Check Point and NCS.
"As Carbon Black continues to strengthen its business across Asia, we are committed to empowering our robust channel ecosystem in the region,” said Matthew Bennett, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Carbon Black.
"Derrick Ng’s appointment as Carbon Black’s Channel Director of Asia is a testament that we value our partners and will continue to nurture our relationships with them.
“With his experience in the channel, we are confident Derrick will support Carbon Black’s goal to drive further engagement within our strong partner community."
The appointment comes less than two weeks after Singapore suffered the most serious attack in the nation states history, impacting 1.5 million patients to SingHealth’s specialist outpatient clinics between 1 May 2015 and 4 July 2018.
As reported by Channel Asia, the personal information of 1.5 million patients was stolen, including name, NRIC number, address, gender, race and date of birth.
Furthermore, 160,000 patients had details related to outpatient dispensed medicines stolen, however, no records were tampered with, from what Channel Asia understands currently.
No evidence of other breaches was found, including patient records, such as diagnosis, test results or doctors’ notes, etc.
In addition, it was disclosed that Lee Hsien Loong - Singapore Prime Minister - had his personal particulars stolen as well as his outpatient dispensed medicines record, in what was described as “specific and repeated” targetted attacks.